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Tropenmuseum

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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-20-568-82-00
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Learn Balinese History in Amsterdam

Visited the museum with friend. I was like back to the past of the old Balinese life... Seeing many Indonesia and Bali's old photos and videos, I wonder why we don't have this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Bali, Indonesia

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Bali, Indonesia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum with friend. I was like back to the past of the old Balinese life... Seeing many Indonesia and Bali's old photos and videos, I wonder why we don't have this sort of museum in our country. So many details but I saw in Indonesia part, the classic Balinese house is wrong. The guide mistakenly mentioned the old... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

With 70 museums, it is very hard to make a choice where to go in Amsterdam. Fortunately for me, i live here and have all the time in the world to visit ( all the??) museums on offer. The Tropenmuseum is really worth the visit just for the sheer size of the building. This huge building is such a beauty... More 

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Interested in cultures throughout the world? Go there! They have enough interactive things, also suitable for teens. We, as adults, had great fun! The exposition is nicely arranged. Will go again. General advice for museums in the Netherlands: If you intend on visiting five or more museums and/or don't feel like waiting in a cue, buy the MuseumKaart.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The exhibits are well planned and presented. The way you get to travel around the world from walking through each section helps with understanding the history behind each time period and continent. Very interactive.

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Ohio
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381 reviews 381 reviews
184 attraction reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you have a museumcard, it's worth spending an hour or two here. The Indonesian section was good, as was the Africa section. We have traveled to many of these places and still enjoyed the museum. I wouldn't call this something you have to do in Amsterdam, but it is a nice excursion.

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Spain
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is one of the best museums I have ever visited. I have been to a few and after four hours I had to leave only because I wanted to be elsewhere.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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168 reviews 168 reviews
24 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Imagine going into a small museum in many countries and seeing the best each has to represent their music, culture, etc.Now imagine doing that for several countries. Now imagine they are all in one place. That is the Tropenmuseum. A coupon for free admission for the month of December made this an even better way to spend an hour or... More 

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Indiana, USA
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51 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love history and culture; hence why I travel. So, I was on the fence as to weather I wanted to venture (quite out of my way) to see this museum. It is located a bit off the map from the normal locations of the museums in Amsterdam. However, you can easily get to the museum on city tram #9... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is one of the best museums I have ever visited. I have been to a few and after four hours I had to leave only because I wanted to be elsewhere. The Amsterdam card got me in here free. Three floors of very interesting things about Dutch colonies and other things. The actual building is fantastic and just how... More 

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Joinville, SC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is one of the most interesting museums I have ever been. It reproduces homes, bars, markets, views and smells from some tropical cities around the world. It is very interactive and very well organized. First time I went there I spent almost the whole day! It also has a good cafeteria.

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