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Body Worlds: The Happiness Project

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Address: Damrak 66, 1012 LM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 900 8411
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project in the heart of...
Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project in the heart of Amsterdam tells the amazing story of our own body and the impact of happiness on our health. More than 200 anatomical specimens of real human bodies show the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the body. Join the 40 million people around the world who have already seen the exhibition and been on this fascinating voyage of discovery through the human body.
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Absolutely BRILLIANT!

What a brilliant exhibition! The search for happiness is something we are all constantly searching for. To see the science behind what creates happiness was just awesome. To... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Some cool displays, and worth the entry fee if you have some free time. However it wasn't amazing, and if you have the time to explore further afield in Amsterdam this is recommended instead.

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BODY_WORLDS, Manager at Body Worlds: The Happiness Project, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Too bad we didn't get to blow you away, but helaas we can't do that to every visitor ;) Enjoy the rest of your travels! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

What a brilliant exhibition! The search for happiness is something we are all constantly searching for. To see the science behind what creates happiness was just awesome. To present the idea of happiness in the way it's been done is out of the box thinking but absolute genius. Well done!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We found out that there is a Body Worlds Exhibit by the time we go to Amsterdam, so I bought tickets for me and my husband. We both come from a science background so this will definitely tickle our fancy. I bought tickets online and they give you a time slot of when to enter and they were quite strict... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best ways to understand the human body and to really get to the basis of what really makes us who we are... what makes us happy? Its was truly and amazing experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Good educational visit. You learn a lot about the body and how it works. I enjoyed the visit and got to see a lot of interesting facts and parts of the body. When you go in you are demanded to put your stuff in a locker for 2 euros you don't even get back. That was a bit annoying but... More 

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BODY_WORLDS, Manager at Body Worlds: The Happiness Project, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The locker fee is something we are working on, so we hope to get this nuisance out of the way in the near future. But good to read you enjoyed the exhibition! Happy travels & hope to see you again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Saw this exhibit when it came to Canada but to see it where it began made it all that more better! Would definitely recommend!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It is very educational and you can bring kids to give them a better understanding of the human body. The actual bodies are interesting rather than scary. You start on the top floor and make your way down through the stairs to continue the tour. But there is an elevator if thats what you need.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Second time viewing after seeing original in London. Everyone should come to the exhibition you will learn so much. Simply amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We traveled as a couple and had no expectations for this exhibit. Man, were we surprised!!! This was such a great exhibit, we thoroughly enjoyed. Recommended to all!!

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Badhoevedorp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Impressive exhibition of human body systems, e.g. muscle tissue and blood vessels, its all made visible. A lot of respect for the creators as it's impressive and really beautifully done. Items are well described, but audio tour is also available.

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Address: Damrak 66, 1012 LM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 900 8411
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 16

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