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“all about Dutch Colonies” 3 of 5 stars
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Tropenmuseum
Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31-20-568-82-00
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Herndon, Virginia
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“all about Dutch Colonies”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

There was a fair amount about the politics of vareous dutch colonies. The exhibits were varied and showed building, dress, and artifacts, but I was less worried about the politics. Being from the States, I know we trod over a lot of people, but at this point, I more interested in not repeating our mistakes.

Visited September 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

There were no accommodations for visually challenged people even thought the country is part of the EU

Visited August 2013
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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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Beachwood, New Jersey
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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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Bern, Switzerland
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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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