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Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Tropenmuseum is a museum about people, housed in an impressive listed building overlooking Amsterdam's Oosterpark. The extensive permanent display and regularly changing exhibitions feature objects that all have a story to tell about humankind. Stories about universal human themes like mourning, celebration, ornamentation, prayer, conflict. From Africa to West and Southeast Asia, from New Guinea to Latin America: come to the Tropenmuseum and discover that, despite cultural differences, we are all essentially the same.
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+31 20 568 8200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's impossible to rank museums in Amsterdam as there are so many fantastic ones. Let's just say that the Tropenemuseum is one of the best. The Rhythm and Roots Exhibition (which will be there until early Jan. 2018) is superb. It traces in great detail...More

Thank Gregory E
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gregory E, Thanks so much for your positive comment! Hopefully we'll see you in our museum again soon. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got to this museum on my 4th trip to Amsterdam and I was fascinated by the variety of exhibits. The one on Body Arts was especially interesting. The building is beautiful and was easy to traverse.

Thank Barbara B
Kim W, Webcare team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Barbara B, Thanks for your comment! Hopefully we'll see you soon again. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed July 13, 2017

Great museum for all ages, especially the younger generation will have lots to do thanks to hands-on exhibits. Fine restaurant De Tropen right next door, well worth the visit!

Thank Amsterdamadventurers
Kim W, Webcare team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Amsterdamadventures, Thanks for this comment! Hopefully you'll visit us again some time in the future. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed June 17, 2017

Experienced the Body Art show here and it was just super... lots of pics, videos, good stories. Also a black music exhibition, Africa to gospel to jazz to reggae. And a devastating Aleppo photographic exhibition. These were all temp exhibitions, and the fixed exhibitions were...More

Thank oohl
Kim W, Webcare team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Dear oohl, Thanks for your nice comments! We hope to see you soon in our museum again. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed June 5, 2017

This museum is located about 1 mile south-east of the Center of Amsterdam and is beside the Oosterpark. Entrance fee is 15 euros or free with the I amsterdam city card. The exhibits were on three floors displaying cultural diversity around the world, with former...More

Thank zubenel57
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

This museum has a diverse collection of objects and nice stories built around them. Mostly is about colonial history and trade. Not sure why "troppen"

Thank mikebeurs
Kim W, Online team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Dear Mike Beurs, Thanks for your reaction, we hope you had a good time! 'Tropen' means 'tropics' in Dutch,that is why. I hope this answers your question. Greetings.

Reviewed May 25, 2017

A good introduction to Holland's colonial history, without sugarcoating. The gift shop has interesting items you don't find elsewhere.

Thank CPandBeyond
Kim W, Online team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Dear CPandBeyond, It's nice to hear that you enjoyed the Tropenmuseum! Greetings, Rachel

Reviewed May 22, 2017

What a beautiful building, perfect for its purpose. The current exhibition on the travails in Allepo conveys its difficulties and problems very well indeed. An excellent cafe with wide choice of fare.

Thank Artjo
Reviewed May 20, 2017

This is an ethnographic museum located in an impressive building near Oosterpark. On our visit we viewed three exhibitions: Body Art, Aleppo and Rhythm & Roots. The galleries containing the exhibitions and the permanent collections are on several floors, each with a view into the...More

Thank Brian H
Kim W, Online team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Dear Brian H, Thank you for your nice comments. We're glad that you had such a good time at our museum! It is true that we don't currently offer tickets online for general admission into the museum. We do, however, sell online tickets for activities...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017

This was a very interesting museum, showing the artifacts from when the Dutch had the Dutch East India Company, and had heaps of information on slavery, and customs of the people from the many nations where the Dutch East India Company traded. Very informative

Thank Pat512016
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February 23, 2016|
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Response from Marjolein747 | Reviewed this property |
There is a special children's section which I love even better than the rest of the museum!
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Response from AngelikiR | Reviewed this property |
It's a big museum. with much to see, and it definitely needs time on your part to be able to fully enjoy it. A toddler rarely stays quiet for long and cannot yet really enjoy a museum yet, any museum... So I would say, if... More