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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 568 8200
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The Tropenmuseum is a museum about people, housed in an impressive listed...

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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Great place to check out

Went with the family to the music roots exhibition: superb! The top floors is permanent exhibitions on cultures, from all over Africa, India, Dutch colonies. Worth checking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Went with the family to the music roots exhibition: superb! The top floors is permanent exhibitions on cultures, from all over Africa, India, Dutch colonies. Worth checking.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

There was an exhibition regarding Buddhism which I was a little sceptical about in the beginning but rather enjoyed and learned a few things. The museum itself is spacious with lots to see, especially if you like music and can see examples of the different styles of music. The restaurant had great food especially the Goat Cheese Salad which I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Seek your favourite corner and hide... And think back or dream about longed for or long lasted travel memories. Charming museum for 'mind traveling' to exotic places, always inspiring and refreshing. Don't forget to drink a tea in the lovely renovated café (with terrace) or to stroll through the museum shop for original gifts.

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam is a museum about former colonies, mut not just former colonies of the Netherlands. There is a lot to see and to learn about the original cultures, it's not so much about the time of colonisation itself, which I think is nice. Almost half of the museum consists of very good temporary expositions, so it's definitely... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This Museum is worth a visit, but it is poorly coordinated. It is not a full history of Dutch Colonisation, but it gives you a taste of how the Dutch integrated with the "locals". The films were particularly interesting.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

I friend notified me a special exhibit currently showing at the Tropen as a stop on a worldwide tour so I went. What I found was a few statuettes of Buddhist theme. I've seen better at the local antique shops here in Amsterdam. The them was sort of an introduction to an introduction to Buddhism. The review I read on... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

There is now a really nice exhibition at the Tropen Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition tells you the story of the life of Buddha.They take you to different country's where people practice Buddhism. And a whole lot of statues. The exhibition last until january 2017. So if you want something else than het Rijksmuseum of van Gogh museum, than this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Interesting collection of items from former Dutch colonies and a lot of explanations on those countries, habits, religions, culture. I appreciated a lot of sitting places where audio/video narration is available, and I found very appealing the initiative 'Decolonize the museum' featuring critical opinions of visitors, experts and historians right next to related exhibitions. It provides a different point of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

A long time resident of Amsterdam suggested I visit the Tropenmuseum, and I am most grateful to him. The museum, housed in a beautiful historic building, is laid out beautifully with a plethora of fascinating exhibits. Accompanying said exhibits and exhibitions are audiovisual aides which replace some of the written explanations and expositions commonly found in historical museums. While there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

its a place worth visiting, used to be the Colony Musuem - has a few really interesting items from times in Papua Newguinea, and Indonesia. We loved the long boats.

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