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Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #26 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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Alexandria, VA
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130 reviews 130 reviews
35 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous ethnographic museum with a wealth of information (in Dutch and English) and artifacts from many cultures, not just those that the Dutch had colonized. Plan on spending at least two to three hours as you select which exhibits to see, enjoy, and learn.

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Washington, DC
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I am shocked more people do not know about the Tropenmuseum -- it is full of surprises! I must admit, not all surprises were good, but in the end it added up to a wonderful day and an excellent value. First surprise is the name -- it is not "Tropical"! It is an ethnographic museum that gives you an experience... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I have visited a lot of museums and tjis is one of the best. As a teacher, I wish this museum was in South west England as I know my class would love a trip there. Was fortunaye enough tp visit during the giga origami exhibition which was right up my street. A great attraction

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Giv'atayim, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Amazing Museum. Interactive displays different cultures around the Equator and the Dutch colonel. Department for Brazil amazingly beautiful.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Opted for a visit to the Tropenmuseum whilst spending a few days in Amsterdam, it is a little out of the centre past the small zoo, so potentially getting the tram would be better. The museum was full of interesting acrchives and exhibits that encouraged you to discover the development of the Netherlands and it's colonies. I felt it might... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I hadn't planned to stop here whilst visiting Amsterdam, but upon passing the museum on to the way to and from my hostel, it drew my interest - and rightly so. A highly interesting ethnography museum, with the exhibition on the Dutch Colonialism being particularly well presented and informative.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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388 reviews 388 reviews
167 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Tropenmusuem is a vey nice anthropologic museum not to be missed for those who want to understand better the Netherlands and its former colonies. The museum completed 100 years and it was set to show the life and culture of the colonies that the Netherlands had in the past, for instance, Suriname, Indonesia, Brazil and the islands in the... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took out children, aged 6 and 8 to the Mix, Max Brazil exhibition. There are lots of hands-on activities to do and at 14:30 during the weekends and holiday times there is a workshop on Brazilian music and dancing. Adults are not allowed during that hour, so I looked around the museum and went back for the 'performance' an... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is by far one of my favourite museums in Amsterdam. The collection and way how they present it is impeccable. You immediately feel like you're inside a different world. Situated in such a grand, classical building, it's a great journey for all ages. Every nook and cranny is used to provide a highly interactive experience. Great information and attention... More

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Vienna, Austria
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The museum is a real gem! Beautiful pieces, artfully done and very, very nteresting. We loved the part with the different musical instruments, where you can sit down and listen to each of them! I am an Indinesian and can therefore highly appreciate the part from Indonesia. Beautiful pieces that they have there. And if you are interested to buy... More

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