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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-20-568-82-00
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Ranked #40 of 513 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Dundee, Scotland
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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436 reviews 436 reviews
232 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A brilliant collection - very well presented. Poses some good challenges to the interested visitor - toughing on cultural diversity and the benefits / perils of colonial development. It was good to see the National Geographic Photographs on display (finishes 2 November 2014). If you enjoy world travel and culture this is a good place for you to visit.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Its not as good as the main rijkmseum, but still interesting. The most interesting part of the museum is the treasures and artifacts they brough back to Indonesia, truly remarkable art works.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I initially thought it would be a museum filled with tropical plants as the name suggested. However, it is a museum about the history of the Dutch colonies and the countries they traded with. It is quite interesting but doesn't compare to the more famous museums.

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Adelaide, Australia
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293 reviews 293 reviews
110 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a very well set out museum with a good selection of ethnographic works - the descriptions are clear, and in English as well as Dutch. The relatively small size makes it a relaxing place to wander around.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I love museums, but sometimes I feel like, "Enough paintings and sculpture!" The crowds in places like The Van Gogh Museum, the Victoria and Albert, The Louvre, are tiresome, especially swarming around "famous Paintings", trying to take selfie with Mona Lisa, argh. Tropenmuseum is a treat and not crowded. Three floors in a beautiful building completely dedicated to the cultures... More 

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The Netherlands
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An amazing place where you simply don't know where to look- the wonderful exhibits or the building itself, which is gorgeous, from the ceilings and staircases down to the elephant door handles at the toilets.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
76 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Suggest you go and see the "Soulmade" exhibition in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. Why? Because it combines and contrasts ethnographic objects and modern art in a very interesting manner. I would love to live in one of those rooms. They made me dream away, thinking of faraway places and of the people who lived there, handling these objects. The contemporary... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This museum unfortunately is unknown to many people. It should't be that way. The grand building is beautiful old fashioned architecture. The permanent exhibition is mostly about the former Dutch colonies, with a historical note from both perspectives. To my surprise, I run into a statue of Santo Nino de Atocha and la Virgencita de Guadalupe too in the area... More 

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