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“Favorite Museum in Amsterdam” 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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Ranked #41 of 527 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Favorite Museum in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This place is really cool and I can't recommend it highly enough for adults and/or families. On the one hand, it does a good job of reminding us of some difficult historical truths tied to colonization. On the other hand, it does a better job than I've ever seen at representing the many "exotic" cultures that the Netherlands has affiliated itself with. My husband and I took two days at this museum. For those with children, it could easily be a multi-visit attraction. Many exhibits feature interactive functions. They had a special exhibit on the history and context of tattooing and body art that we spent over an hour visiting and I saw a number of small kids fully engaged in the video presentations that were offered beside exhibits. Also of note, the cafe is pretty good. We visited on a day when the weather was absolutely horrible and decided to take a break for lunch there. My African-influenced soup and Greek salad were high quality, as was my husband's Indonesian sandwich. They offer some interesting ethnic options (only place I saw burritos during our trip), which is great, given the cultural education that the museum promotes.

Visited March 2015
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“A great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum. And a lot to see, one can easily spend several hours... Many very interesting exhibits, a lot of historical facts to discover, many interactional items (visual and auditive). Really nice! The museum is easily accessible from a nearby train station. All in all, a great experience.

Visited March 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A fantastic little museum in the East side of Amsterdam. I went to see a special exhibit but ended up spending hours looking at everything else. So much to see and do!

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“Much to see and well presented”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Many aspects which we can recommend. We loved sitting on the cushions in the facsimile Yemeni house aand ..well lots of other parts. Lots of to see and very well presented. A little far out but worth the journey if you want something a little diffierent. And the staff were as pleasant and helpful as anywhere else in Amsterdam!

Visited January 2015
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“One of the best museums I've been to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This has got to bd one of the best museums I have ever been to. It has floors of anthropological and ethnographical exhibits, including a mock village from Latin America, Mexican arts and crafts and even has good bookstores on site.

Visited April 2014
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