We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 568 8200
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Faces of Amsterdam Small-Group Walking Tour
More Info
and up
Holland Pass: Best Deals in Amsterdam and Beyond
More Info
and up
Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 568 8200
Write a Review
Reviews (936)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

281 - 290 of 436 reviews

Reviewed November 7, 2013

I think its one of the most underrated museum of Amsterdam. Its not really touristed compare to other museum but defintely of the finest museum amsterdam has to offer. I recommend to check it out if you visiting Amsterdam.

Thank James K
Reviewed November 2, 2013

The building itself is spectacular and I just really like the atmosphere and stuff from our former colonies.

Thank Marcel5
Reviewed November 1, 2013

I double checked if I entered to the same museum as other reviewers.... It is one of the most boring museums I have ever been at. We went out after 30 minutes.

2  Thank Broshi
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We visited today with 4 kids aged 1-11 years and were dismayed to be told at the entrance that we could only take a very small handbag into the museum. We were happy to put coats and backpacks into the lockers but could not understand...More

1  Thank Julia M
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We went just for the Escher exhibition and were amazed at the rest of this museum. Fascinating for all ages and cultures. A lot of thought has gone into the presentation of each gallery such as lighting and layout. Floor staff very welcoming, helpful and...More

Thank EnzoPuzzovio
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Very interesting, informative, colorful...Go! The Dutch get honest, imperialism and all. We spent about 3.5 hours here. Decent food, bonus.

Thank lovemyplanet
Reviewed October 16, 2013

What a mag-ni-fi-cent museum! It's super inter-active, fully social-media connected (scan your face onto a beautiful African tribal hairdo and send it off or send e-cards at your heart's content :). You can lie on a bunch of lush pillows watching and listening (get the...More

Thank Rinzey
Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Very nice .especially for children. Lots of interesting things to see and to do. People are very friendly and explane everything. You must spend one day to see the nice things

Thank robbert63
Reviewed October 14, 2013

when I visited there was an exhibition on Escher meets islamic art which I thoroughly enjoyed. 12 euros to get in. Fab wee bit for kids.

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Tropenmuseum is a fascinating museum of cultures all over the world, not just the cultures of former Dutch colonies. There are great displays, for both adults and children, and it well worth visiting after hitting the usual top tourists spots, especially if you are...More

1  Thank geldolphMcLeanVA
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
De Biertuin
311 reviews
.09 miles away
174 reviews
.12 miles away
Cafe Kuijper
138 reviews
.24 miles away
Bar Louie Louie Amsterdam
104 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby Attractions
De Gooyer Windmill
210 reviews
.33 miles away
78 reviews
.25 miles away
Het IJ
59 reviews
.33 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
February 23, 2016|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Marjolein747 | Reviewed this property |
There is a special children's section which I love even better than the rest of the museum!
julie S
July 25, 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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