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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-20-568-82-00
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Definitely worth a visit. The museum is being privatised, and state subsidy has been drastically reduced.

Beautiful collection of items from the former Dutch colonies (Papua, Indonesia, etc.) in a beautiful building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful collection of items from the former Dutch colonies (Papua, Indonesia, etc.) in a beautiful building.

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Tropenmuseum is one of Europe’s leading ethnographic museums. It shows a lot of our colonial past, as well as history and culture of other faraway regions. The building is beautiful and historic - it provides space for eight permanent exhibitions and an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions, including both modern and traditional visual arts and photographic work. The permanent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I spent a good afternoon here, enjoying the exhibits all connected to Holland's colonial past. The building itself is big, light and airy. The exhibits are very well put together. Don't bother with the audio guide - the labelling is mainly bilingual Dutch/English.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

What a refreshing museum the Tropen is. Housed in a beautiful architecturally significant building, it is a respite from the ever increasing crowds of Amsterdam. I took away a deeper understanding of the early Dutch and their worldly ventures and enterprises.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I was drawn into his museum by the banners advertising a body art exhibition - I have recently found a love for tattoos and the associated culture (before everyone started getting them) and so in I popped. The current entrance (there is a lot of building going on so I assume the proper entrance when ready will be a lot... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We're so glad we made it here- the variety and depth of the collections are outstanding especially in those areas that the Dutch administered like Indonesia. Seeing the cultural history of so many areas of the tropical world was educational.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was a weird, wonderful little museum with a look at Dutch colonialism and other artifacts. They even have a mummified cat. Delightful and strange.

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Interesting and diverse museum about important part of Dutch colonialism history. Worth the visit, audio guide was a disappointment, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I spent 3 hours at the museum with my friends, and only left because it was closing time. It was extremely diverse, and we learnt a great deal from it while having a great time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a very interesting and amazing museum. We spent about four hours there, and if there was an opportunity would come again and again. A three-floor museum - interesting from an architectural point of view, both outside and inside. The museum has many unique exhibits - and almost all of them are interactive - just in a room of... More 

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