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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-20-568-82-00
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Exhibits are displayed thoughtfully so you don't feel overwhelmed by the content. A particular favourite of mine were the canoes - amazing skill involved in carving these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Houston, Texas
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162 reviews 162 reviews
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The TropenMuseum was probably our least enjoyable during our visit to Amsterdam. That's not to say we didn';t enjoy ourselves, I just think it could have been better. It's also the only museum that we didn't use an audio tour for, which could enhance the experience. For us, there were too many small artifacts with very small captions and not... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Exhibits are displayed thoughtfully so you don't feel overwhelmed by the content. A particular favourite of mine were the canoes - amazing skill involved in carving these. Supporting information provided in both Dutch and English. Two great temporary exhibitions when we visited, one about Body Art, which was surprisingly enjoyable, and the other about homosexuality in China (very informative).

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Lots of exhibits and lots to see. Like LOTS, be prepared for a lot of walking! They have a huge collection!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Tropenmuseum is definitely worth a visit. It is located in the Plantage area, a very cultural part of Amsterdam, with great restaurants and bars. you can walk from zoo to science centre, from synagogue to diamond factory. The botanical garden is of course worthwhile. You can either take the tram of metro from Central Station and stroll around. The... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Let's start with the beautiful building, continue with the fact it shows stuff from Hollands former colonies which children find fascinating. The visiting exhibitions are lovely and interesting. Give it a chance

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Athens, Greece
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was coming back on foot towards my hotel from a visit to the "Maritime Museum" and the preserved Windmill that is located nearby, when I realized that -although I had a map open, which I was consulting constantly- I had lost my way somehow and was walking to the opposite direction than the one intended. I was planning to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I spent all day at this Museum and will need to go back again when I'm next in Amsterdam as there's so much to see and enjoy. Not as central as many other museums but the number 14 tram brought me to right beside it. Also seemed quieter than other places so felt more relaxed and able to get a... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I would definetly recommend this museum to all history lovers and those who want to learn about Dutch colonial empire! it contains great exhibitions and the museum contains some great and ancient artefacts! It is a bit out of the way, but it takes only 15-20 mins to get from the Centrum (tram #9). I was there at 10:30 am... More 

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World Nomad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is one of the only museums I've visited that openly talks about the issues that arize from colonizing. Not only is it a collection of things from all over the world that were gathered during the VOC and golden age times of the Dutch. But it also discusses the issues we see as a result today from those times.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This museum is a little out of the centre, in the east of the city, so it is overlooked by the vast majority of tourists. This is a huge mistake. Of all the museums in the city, this is probably the most entertaining and informative. It is beautifully laid out and the curation is first rate. It is very east... More 

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