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“Excelleny” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tropenmuseum

Tropenmuseum
Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31-20-568-82-00
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #22 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums, Museums
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“Excelleny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Very interesting, informative, colorful...Go! The Dutch get honest, imperialism and all. We spent about 3.5 hours here. Decent food, bonus.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

What a mag-ni-fi-cent museum! It's super inter-active, fully social-media connected (scan your face onto a beautiful African tribal hairdo and send it off or send e-cards at your heart's content :). You can lie on a bunch of lush pillows watching and listening (get the "audio tour" [Eur 2,00] otherwise you can't follow it)! to the story of Layla & Majnu which is being screened above (!) your head. Just for a while you can "be" a member of the Dogon tribe in Mali and, quite literally, sit for a while in their (almost life size) village. Alterntively you may roam the (almost life size) streets of Manilla. It that doesn't do it for you you ;) may visit a tribal tent or play the juxbox in the Mexican cafe. The restaurant (also) offers various Indian, Surinam, Turkish etc. dishes/drinks; lovely to try and not too expensive. Last but not least the building itself; it is beautiful!

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“Tropen institue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Very nice .especially for children. Lots of interesting things to see and to do. People are very friendly and explane everything. You must spend one day to see the nice things

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“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

when I visited there was an exhibition on Escher meets islamic art which I thoroughly enjoyed. 12 euros to get in. Fab wee bit for kids.

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“Really special museum in danger of closing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Tropenmuseum is a fascinating museum of cultures all over the world, not just the cultures of former Dutch colonies. There are great displays, for both adults and children, and it well worth visiting after hitting the usual top tourists spots, especially if you are traveling with children. The small gift shop is also especially good, with products from all over the world.

But hurry--as of fall 2013, budget cuts by the Dutch government have given the museum only a three-year lease on life, and it's unclear what's going to happen after that. It would be a shame if it closed or if its exhibits were merged with other cultural museums in Holland.

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