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“Underrated museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tropenmuseum

Tropenmuseum
Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31-20-568-82-00
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Ranked #21 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Luzon, Philippines
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“Underrated museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Perhaps because it's a little bit out of the way and far from the more popular attractions, the Tropenmuseum doesn't get enough visitors as it should.

Formerly known as the Dutch Colonial Museum, its impressive exhibits display artifacts from the former Dutch colonies, and other places that's within the Tropic of Capricorn and Cancer. The museum doesn't sugarcoat topics on colonialism, slavery, race relations and independence movements. The topics are well-presented and gives you a clear view about Holland's murky relationship with its former colonies, and subsequently the immigrants.

It's very fascinating and educational. A must-visit for history buffs worldwide.

Visited March 2014
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“Good range of exhibit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

But if it's out of your way -- reconsider. The museum is big and in a good location. It's got a lot of cultural exhibits... Some environmental... Some art... But it didnt interest me much... It could be different to other people.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“MUST SEE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Spent hours in this museum - so much to see. Wide range of information available. Found the films and articles of the dutch colonial past disturbing (I am from the caribbean) but there's a lot more to see in this museum including history and articles on a wide range of countries. Also interesting are the views and experiences of present day immigrants and their children who were born in holland.

Visited February 2014
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“A day in Amsterdam!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A little jumbled and concentrating on the colonies but well described and welcoming and friendly staff. The availability of a wheelchair for the elderly would have been a welcome addition. The availability of lockers was great but they cost 50 euro cents. No concession for pensioners but definitely concessions for young people.

Visited March 2014
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a surprise, loved it, fantastic building, fascinating exhibition, thought provoking stuff on attitudes to race.

Visited February 2014
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