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Body Worlds

Damrak 66, 1012 LM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 900 8411
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Owner description: Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project in Amsterdam marks an entirely new chapter in the already impressive range of BODY WORLDS... more » Owner description: Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project in Amsterdam marks an entirely new chapter in the already impressive range of BODY WORLDS exhibitions. Recipe for happiness The exhibition tells the amazing story of our bodies and the influence that the emotional phenomenon of 'happiness' has on our health. Over 200 anatomical specimens of real human bodies reveal the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the body. BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project is a specially-developed interactive exhibition examining what happiness is, the science behind it, and its effects on both body and mind. Take a fascinating journey through the human body. « less
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Heidicoles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed Going through the exhibition. The layout and presentation is clear and easy to follow. I do think it needs more interactivity maybe experiments or games to get people involved. Maybe a quiz for what you know beforehand and question to answer throughout. The theme is happiness and it is interesting and very useful to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Firstly, have a 2 euro coin ready as you are not allowed to take back packs in and so you need to pay for a locker The exhibition starts on the top floor (via a lift of course unless you just love stairs so much !) which is great as you don't need to climb stairs. Not too sure if... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Read reviews of this attraction on TripAdvisor and so glad I added it to my itinerary. The exhibit takes you on a journey of the Happiness Project, displaying all aspects of the human body. I found it thoroughly informative and sensitively handled and would highly recommend others to visit. This sort of exhibition is a one off and you'll never... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Cool exhibition worth seeing. A lot of emphasis is placed on how the exhibit is about happiness, yet it was more a general guide to anatomy with real bodies. Well worth seeing and there were in fact some interesting facts about happiness and its effects on your body and vice versa.

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fascinating - I saw this in Houston, Texas years ago. It still intrigues me. Lots of human and animal anatomy. Well presented and organized.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Learned a lot! It's amazing how they managed to show all that in real bodies. The end of the tour was a little boring. I thought it was absurd, though, to pay to leave my bag on a locker (obligated) . No other place in Amsterdam you have to pay. Mostly free or gives you back the coin after you... More

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Saintfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a tasteful and educational exhibition which literally takes us human being apart. Good exhibits. Good explanations. The links between physiology, attitude and societal values in the pursuit of happiness was the theme as one worked their way down from the 5th/6th floor. I would recommend this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Went there after I saw the queue around Anne Frank house at 9 am, when it opens, on a week day... About Body Worlds : Very interesting subjects and 6 floors of real human specimens to illustrate it. Happiness is more like a side theme, the exposition is really about the human body (bones, nervous system, organs, blood vessels...) The... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Weren't too sure what to expect but absolutely loved it! So interesting as it's all about the human body and you can take some useful facts away! It leaves you walking out feeling enlightened! So glad I went here, extremely interesting (especially if you're into biology)

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

six floors of oh my god. my wife likes this kind of thing more than i do. but i have to say after i got over the shock of what i was seeing, and looked at it for what it is,it was pretty cool to see how it all works. i say a must see.

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