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Address: Meibergdreef 15 | J0-130, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020 - 566 4927
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Where death keeps science alive

Upon entering the darkened interior of this compact yet remarkable museum on the outskirts of Amsterdam one cannot fail to be moved by this insight into the workings of creation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Upon entering the darkened interior of this compact yet remarkable museum on the outskirts of Amsterdam one cannot fail to be moved by this insight into the workings of creation. For here you will find some 5000 specimens ranging from curious stillbirths to human skeletons both healthy and diseased. Animals are also well represented with specimens such as a lion's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A wonderful small museum detailing human abnormalities. Bit confusing from the station but it's inside one of the faculties. Not a great deal to read and would have liked to have taken the tour instead!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I went here during the Morbid Anatomy weekend, changed my view on life. It's so beautiful to see how we work in the inside and what happens when things go wrong. It's small and can be a bit overwhelming, so take your time when visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fantastic, this is a collection in a medical school of human abnormalities, in fetal/stillborn preserved by a forward thinking man of his time, lots of other sectioned internal organs & body parts giving a unique insight into the human body. marvelously laid out displays, primarily for medical students, its free entry, easy to get to on metro, but please do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Easy to get to from city centre (metro to Holdendrecht). Free admission, donations greatly appreciated. Fascinating look and human and aminal abnormalities. Sounds macabre but it's how medical science has evolved of the years. Without things like that we would not know what we do today. Recommend but not for squimish or children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Is a little bit out of the city and definatly not on the beaten track, however is a very interesting activity. If you ask the information desk in Amsterdam, outside the main train station, they are very helpful and will tell you the best means of transport to get there, we took the train from the underground exited at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Easy to get to from center of Amsterdam. It's packed with loads of specimens. No admission fee, but do leave a donation in the box they leave out to keep this place going - because it's off the tourist track, they don't get a ton of foot traffic. I pretty much had the entire place to myself for an hour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is a must see for anyone interested in anatomy and congenital abnormalities. Very easy to find from the Metro line (Holendrecht stop). It is a very short walk under a covered walkway from the Metro stop to the Academic Medical Center. Tucked away in a corner of Building J is the most amazing medical display I have seen thus... More 

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