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Tropenmuseum

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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31880042800
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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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Getaway for half a day

Nice museum, also the building is very nice. The junior part of the museum is really fun for children but also for adults worth visiting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Nice museum, also the building is very nice. The junior part of the museum is really fun for children but also for adults worth visiting.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Almost to big, sooooo much to see. Make sure you got a full day, atleast! And you could spend 2 days here and still not see half of all the content.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

you'll love this museum! when u come to amsterdam, come and visit this Tropenmuseum. very interesting stuff, u can find things from all around the developing countries, from Asia to Africa. and they all are interactive! must visit!

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It was amazing to see the artifacts that were collected by the East India Trading Company- I knew they traveled but it is always amazing to see the "things" used by the cultures visited. Of course we were both drawn to the canoes, paddles and natural artifacts as we love to paddle and explore the wilds- All in all a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

One of best museums in Amsterdam. The permanent exhibition as well as the temporary are always an interesting and comprehensive journey into anthropology. You can visit the museum at night during the Museum Nacht on the first week-end of November.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The first floor exhibits were rather weak, but the upper levels have many very interesting collections . Expected to spend and hour or two.. could easily have spent a whole day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We enjoyed this very smart anthropological museum, concentrating mainly on the tropical countries with which the Dutch were associated. The building itself is spectacular and the displays are modern and family-friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Great to feel you can be all over the world but to me it kind a felt it's more a kids museum? Great African original tribal stuff though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Worth an afternoon if its cold or rainy; definitely good educational value for kids and parents alike.

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Schagen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Not all the time, but in holiday-times, there is a lot to do and see in this museum. Cerently for children. Nice staff. Helped me to get the most cheap- tickets there were with our family. Take the "tram" from Central Station; it takes you across Amsterdam a long way.

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