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Tropenmuseum

Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-20-568-82-00
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Ranked #20 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best museums I have ever visited. I have been to a few and after four hours I had to leave only because I wanted to be elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Imagine going into a small museum in many countries and seeing the best each has to represent their music, culture, etc.Now imagine doing that for several countries. Now imagine they are all in one place. That is the Tropenmuseum. A coupon for free admission for the month of December made this an even better way to spend an hour or... More 

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Indiana, USA
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love history and culture; hence why I travel. So, I was on the fence as to weather I wanted to venture (quite out of my way) to see this museum. It is located a bit off the map from the normal locations of the museums in Amsterdam. However, you can easily get to the museum on city tram #9... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is one of the best museums I have ever visited. I have been to a few and after four hours I had to leave only because I wanted to be elsewhere. The Amsterdam card got me in here free. Three floors of very interesting things about Dutch colonies and other things. The actual building is fantastic and just how... More 

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Joinville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is one of the most interesting museums I have ever been. It reproduces homes, bars, markets, views and smells from some tropical cities around the world. It is very interactive and very well organized. First time I went there I spent almost the whole day! It also has a good cafeteria.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A brilliant collection - very well presented. Poses some good challenges to the interested visitor - toughing on cultural diversity and the benefits / perils of colonial development. It was good to see the National Geographic Photographs on display (finishes 2 November 2014). If you enjoy world travel and culture this is a good place for you to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Its not as good as the main rijkmseum, but still interesting. The most interesting part of the museum is the treasures and artifacts they brough back to Indonesia, truly remarkable art works.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I initially thought it would be a museum filled with tropical plants as the name suggested. However, it is a museum about the history of the Dutch colonies and the countries they traded with. It is quite interesting but doesn't compare to the more famous museums.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a very well set out museum with a good selection of ethnographic works - the descriptions are clear, and in English as well as Dutch. The relatively small size makes it a relaxing place to wander around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I love museums, but sometimes I feel like, "Enough paintings and sculpture!" The crowds in places like The Van Gogh Museum, the Victoria and Albert, The Louvre, are tiresome, especially swarming around "famous Paintings", trying to take selfie with Mona Lisa, argh. Tropenmuseum is a treat and not crowded. Three floors in a beautiful building completely dedicated to the cultures... More 

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