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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-20-568-82-00
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Best museum in Amsterdam

This museum was a real surprise. Could have spent longer there as so many interesting things to see. Also tremendously enjoyed the Sixties exhibition.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

it is a nice place, although I found the exhibitions a bit old fashioned. good for children, but if you have lived in the tropics like I have, you see a lot of familiar things, but no extra information.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum was a real surprise. Could have spent longer there as so many interesting things to see. Also tremendously enjoyed the Sixties exhibition.

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Thank Kittyjacqui
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the kids here shows different cultures and is set over a number of floors . After a while the kids got bored but good to visit if need to pass a couple of hours . Interesting :)

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this on a whim,because of something said on the Red bus tour. A very interesting place with lots to see and an excellent way to while away a few hours and learn a LOT. We enjoyed it immensely.

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Thank Rosemary C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the top flore we found a room in the corner where there were instruments we could listen to and a lot of music information. It was really great to spend there at least half an hour! Look this place up, it is great.

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Thank Emmy W
Asia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The section on the spice islands was very good --- was not very keen on the 60's exhibition though. You'll need only an hour or so to go through this museum

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lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very much like the old museum of mankind in London, and as such has a wide range of holdings - focussed, of course, on Dutch imperial territories. We spent around five hours there and left vowing to return - great for all ages and very well presented.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Family of four (2 children, 1 senior and one adult). I loved the "60s" exhibition. Could relate to it all, the fashion, the politics, the music and the Vietnam War. My grandchildren loved the "flight to Morocco" even though it was all spoken in Dutch they coped with it and enjoyed. My daughter loved seeing things from the 60s and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Beautiful setting for an overview of many tropical cultures.the current exhibit on the 60's was from a different prospective than you would see in the US. A good place to visit.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Here you can learn a lot about the colonization of Netherland in the past in the south east Asia. There are also a section for kids activity and some interesting videos. I would say it's a good place to learn about history of people.

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