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Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 568 8200
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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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Reviewed July 22, 2014

The museum is a real gem! Beautiful pieces, artfully done and very, very nteresting. We loved the part with the different musical instruments, where you can sit down and listen to each of them! I am an Indinesian and can therefore highly appreciate the part...More

Thank Meitie
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited for several hours on an eight day trip. It is worth your time to find it and has some neat stuff, particularly from the Dutch East Indies and New Guinea. It is a big classic building and contains lots of exhibits. There was...More

Thank mbpman
Reviewed July 20, 2014

A most wonderful museum ... I specifically went for the part on the Dutch East Indies, which was presented in a very professional way. The museum staff are wonderfully helpful and thoughtful and even stored my umbrella which was too long for the lockers which...More

Thank Meiksinparadise
Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a huge museum in Amsterdam and you shouldn't miss it. Even then, you might not have properly seen it all. The museum offers insight and information about cultures of the world such as Asia, Africa, the Carribean. You will see traditional objects, hear...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

We only had an hour and must go back to see more. We spend some time in a Cairo café and then the World Music Room. In fact there is much it started to blur together in my mind as we walked back to the...More

Thank michaelj108
Reviewed June 8, 2014

I went to see only the Escher collection that was coincidentally on display when I was visiting there... I loved the Escher section and spent most of my time there...

1  Thank sameeshah
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Incredible variety of historical and artistic artefacts relating to the Dutch colonial past, beautifully presented with English texts. Surprisingly few visitors when we were there. Top attraction for us, will definitely come again!

Thank HornF
Reviewed May 17, 2014

All the signage in the main museum is in Englsh as well as Dutch. Very well set out explanations for different previously Dutch colonies, separate areas for different areas of the world, with colourful and diverse exhibits to keep children Musical instruments from around the...More

Thank W4Familywilltravel
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Explores the issue of race and cultural identity mainly within Dutch society on the ground floor which is not nearly as right-on or smugly liberal as you may expect from such an aim. Quite honest in its approach and there is a striking photo of...More

1  Thank simon w
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Rijksmuseum is a museum to be enjoyed. This museum is to be tolerated. From the initial customer in line what customer in line check-in experience (I had a museumkaart) to the bag check required (not required at the Rijks) to the screaming schoolchildren -...More

Thank Ashok K
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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