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Tropenmuseum

Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31-20-568-82-00
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Ranked #30 of 300 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
28 helpful votes 28 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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River Forest Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited for several hours on an eight day trip. It is worth your time to find it and has some neat stuff, particularly from the Dutch East Indies and New Guinea. It is a big classic building and contains lots of exhibits. There was a fair bit of political correctness and the contemporary, temporary exhibit was useless. There is... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A most wonderful museum ... I specifically went for the part on the Dutch East Indies, which was presented in a very professional way. The museum staff are wonderfully helpful and thoughtful and even stored my umbrella which was too long for the lockers which they provide. We were very impressed with the museum and staff as a whole and... More

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Vienna, Austria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a huge museum in Amsterdam and you shouldn't miss it. Even then, you might not have properly seen it all. The museum offers insight and information about cultures of the world such as Asia, Africa, the Carribean. You will see traditional objects, hear traditional music and see short-films presenting typical activities or traditions from the respective areas. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We only had an hour and must go back to see more. We spend some time in a Cairo café and then the World Music Room. In fact there is much it started to blur together in my mind as we walked back to the hotel.

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Ahmedabad, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I went to see only the Escher collection that was coincidentally on display when I was visiting there... I loved the Escher section and spent most of my time there...

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Incredible variety of historical and artistic artefacts relating to the Dutch colonial past, beautifully presented with English texts. Surprisingly few visitors when we were there. Top attraction for us, will definitely come again!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

All the signage in the main museum is in Englsh as well as Dutch. Very well set out explanations for different previously Dutch colonies, separate areas for different areas of the world, with colourful and diverse exhibits to keep children Musical instruments from around the world room good. The Children's exhibit part was unfortunately only in Dutch for the tour,... More

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