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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-20-568-82-00
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Awesome and great museum for history lovers that is not crowded with tourists!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fine building! Contemporary exhibition on body art utilising lots of video and artefacts. Bonus... Really tasty vegetarian daal and somosa.. Lovely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting, fun and informative museum. Very interactive and unlike anywhere i have visited before. We also had lunch in the cafe which was resonanly priced and very tasty.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fascinating museum-only went in because torrential rain, but don't miss it. Loads of hands on activities for children (and grown-ups too!).

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Having finished the 3 major art museums in Amsterdam, we next went to this fascinating ethnological museum for a break from all the "great art," which can be a bit overwhelming. This museum focuses on the parts of the world that the Dutch explored and occupied, some other tropical areas (the museum is connected to the Tropical Research Institute) and... More 

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

In Amsterdam you can find many musea, there is even a Cat Museum and of course there is the Van Gogh Museum, but in my opinion one museum is by far the most beautiful. Why? Because not only the collections they show are extraordinairy, but the architecture too, that is the building itself, is very beautiful. This goes for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There was so much to see in there. It was just amazing.feeling open minded you will be able to enjoy it at the most.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This place is really cool and I can't recommend it highly enough for adults and/or families. On the one hand, it does a good job of reminding us of some difficult historical truths tied to colonization. On the other hand, it does a better job than I've ever seen at representing the many "exotic" cultures that the Netherlands has affiliated... More 

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