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“World Cultures and Imperialism” 5 of 5 stars
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Tropenmuseum
Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31-20-568-82-00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“World Cultures and Imperialism”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This state of the art museum documents with honesty the sometimes malign history of Dutch imperialism. It is almost a mea culpa of Dutch exploitation of peoples and resources in tropical regions. There are cultural displays and videos for anyone interested in global ethnic cultures. The cafeteria serves interesting ethnic foods and drinks. Best of all, it is off the beaten museum track and not crowded as the other collections are.

Visited July 2013
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“The coolest museum in Amsterdam (besides art!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is an amazing museum of the tropics. There are so many cool things here you cannot see the place in one visit. This is another great museum we visit all the time.

Visited February 2013
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was my third stay in Amsterdam and I already visited some more traditional museums so I tried something new. The lady at the reception was very friendly and our bags seemed to be ok. Later on (already in there for more than an hour) a security man showed up and was angry at us because of the sizes of our bags. Seems like they are not sure what is allowed and what not. Exhibition itself is interesting - bring a jumper with you, it's pretty cold in there!

Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Most enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Tropenmuseum has always wonderful exhibits and the permanent collection is superb!
The children museum is very interesting and enjoyable also and the restaurant offers an interesting menu.

Visited August 2013
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“A gem in beautiful Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Tropenmuseum is an iconic building with a very interesting collection of Dutch (colonial) heritage. A not to be missed landmark in Amsterdam.

Visited August 2013
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