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Tropenmuseum

Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31-20-568-82-00
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Ranked #28 of 300 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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nottingham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Explores the issue of race and cultural identity mainly within Dutch society on the ground floor which is not nearly as right-on or smugly liberal as you may expect from such an aim. Quite honest in its approach and there is a striking photo of the Dutch football team in the 1996 Euro champs at their training camp where all... More

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Texas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Rijksmuseum is a museum to be enjoyed. This museum is to be tolerated. From the initial customer in line what customer in line check-in experience (I had a museumkaart) to the bag check required (not required at the Rijks) to the screaming schoolchildren - getting to the collection was not a pleasant task. The George Tillmann collection was fabulous... More

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Luzon, Philippines
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107 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Perhaps because it's a little bit out of the way and far from the more popular attractions, the Tropenmuseum doesn't get enough visitors as it should. Formerly known as the Dutch Colonial Museum, its impressive exhibits display artifacts from the former Dutch colonies, and other places that's within the Tropic of Capricorn and Cancer. The museum doesn't sugarcoat topics on... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

But if it's out of your way -- reconsider. The museum is big and in a good location. It's got a lot of cultural exhibits... Some environmental... Some art... But it didnt interest me much... It could be different to other people.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Spent hours in this museum - so much to see. Wide range of information available. Found the films and articles of the dutch colonial past disturbing (I am from the caribbean) but there's a lot more to see in this museum including history and articles on a wide range of countries. Also interesting are the views and experiences of present... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A little jumbled and concentrating on the colonies but well described and welcoming and friendly staff. The availability of a wheelchair for the elderly would have been a welcome addition. The availability of lockers was great but they cost 50 euro cents. No concession for pensioners but definitely concessions for young people.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a surprise, loved it, fantastic building, fascinating exhibition, thought provoking stuff on attitudes to race.

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

There is a big intresting museum of culture,history,life stile of different places in the world and different period of history,you child will find a lot of intresting things to play,learn,look and touch!

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Amsterdam
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The building self is wonderful and the collection is great. Very informative. You can spend the whole day to learn the art or culture of the third world countries. Most of these countries were ever been colonized by the Dutch Government in the past. That's why the collection of countries such as Indonesia, Papua, Suriname are tremendous. This museum has... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The collection from all different continents is fabulous and the amount of pieces and information keeps you busy for hours...moreover the display is arranged in various ways so that you don't get bored at all...don't miss the collection of musical instruments!

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