Body Worlds
Body Worlds
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project in the heart of Amsterdam tells the amazing story of our own body and the impact of happiness on our health. More than 200 anatomical specimens of real human bodies show the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the body. Join the 40 million people around the world who have already seen the exhibition and been on this fascinating voyage of discovery through the human body.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Damrak
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 7 min walk
  • Nieuwmarkt • 7 min walk
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  • Eddie H
    County Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit especially families with teenagers they will learn lots
    My daughter was in body world a year ago and told us not to leave Amsterdam until we paid this place a visit. We are glad we did, there is so much you can learn from the human body here. Very educational. Would be great for families with teenagers. Will take about 2/2.5 hrs in total. Thanks to the chatty gentle at the main door who made us very welcome.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Pauline
    Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Out of body experiences…
    So this is a memorable activity which never quite leaves you. Glad we did not take our children, they would have been challenged to be engaged. We found the displays interesting because it was weird seeing bodies and body parts presented in such a unique format. It’s out there, so if you are okay with out of the box activities, this may suit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Finn
    Bearsden, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Body worlds trip review
    Wow! Such a beautifully displayed and intricate showcase; filled to the brim with insightful info about the body, mind, and soul. Great customer service too. We were lulled in by the lovely Arjen at the door. Well worth a visit and who knows? You may be lucky enough to have a chat with Arjen!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 13, 2023
  • JR_Cy
    Athens, Greece7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique museum worth visiting
    A very interesting museum well worth visiting. For us, it has been a unique experience to observe the inside of the human body and learn useful facts regarding its parts and functions. The 'happiness project' is a kind of a reminder to all of us humans that happiness comes from within. It is something that we choose for ourselves and the way we choose to live our life according to our being. It is not in accordance to someone else's way of life. It is our inner feeling that creates happiness, along with how we interpret life. The museum staff were very friendly and helpful especially Mr. Arjen, thank you.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Loz H
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit!
    We turned up for a look round Body worlds this Monday, our first day in Amsterdam. We turned up at the door to a bit of a queue and the tills being down, but the lovely chap called Arjen on the door recommended we headed to Tours & Tickets, a chain of shops through Amsterdam where you can buy your tickets for all the good stuff, and he even gave us directions to get to the closest branch. We came back in minutes and got straight in, with Arjen giving us a wave and opening the gates, and explaining how to start through the 6 floors. The exhibition was fascinating, creepy and curious, and certain floors felt very close to home with family members having been ill through some of the diseases and conditions shown. The full people shown were really interesting to see, and really showed just how wild the human body really is. The size, the layout, and how we move is just gobsmacking! All in all, I definitely recommend going, and it’s worth getting tickets online or through Tours & Tickets shops. You'll not regret it!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Sharon H
    Peterborough, United Kingdom14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Body Worlds
    My partner wanted to see this so I went along with it - we went to see the happiness project, not for the squeamish but I can see how fascinating it is for those who wish to see the inner workings of the human body. I found some of the exhibits a bit ott especially the last one on the ground floor (can't give it away) which seemed unnecessarily over thought. Respect to all those who gave their bodies for exhibition/scientific research purposes.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Phil M
    Fleckney, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More interesting than I imagined!
    I came with an open mind as I did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised as to how interesting it would be. The exhibition is tasteful and really informative as to the anatomy of the human body and how it works. I’m fascinated with this sort of thing and would recommend it but it is exactly what it says, human bodies tastefully preserved and respectfully displayed showing how the human body works
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Abbie J
    Reading, United Kingdom8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good but not guilt-free
    Fascinating way to learn about the human body. Well organised and setup but lots of things to read and no one on the museum floor to answer questions. Lots of reminders to exercise and eat well and be happy, so not great for anyone not feeling 100% mental-health wise in my opinion - it made me feel rather guilty!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Brian G
    15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and fun learning experience
    Very interesting and great way to get to experience the human body. We enjoyed seeing the insides of our fellow man. Didn't think it was gory or grotesque and I would take my kids here if they were with. Only minus is there could have been more, we were definitely not "done" after walking through the entire exhibit.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Ben D
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible - Eye opening!
    Incredible exhibit with really eye opening displays. Taking the time to read all of the information really takes the purpose of this place to another level. Only point to note - my partner and I read all the information and were here for about 1.5 hours so don’t plan to make a visit for a whole morning or afternoon.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 5, 2023
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Lou
England, UK193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Me and friend visited in March 2020 the weekend Netherlands went into lock down we were concerned we would have nothing to do luckily Body Worlds was one of the places still open and we were glad it was. It was so fascinating we spent a good few hours walking around and looking at all the exhibit. The body scanner and test your blood pressure were a good touch. The swing is also good for a picture opportunity.

Really enjoyed it and would recommend.
Written September 15, 2020
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Dear LoubyLou221, We are pleased to read your 5 stars review, WOW! Thankfully you could have visited us before the lockdown, we are happy you have enjoyed Body Worlds and that you could also use the body scanner there. It was a unique experience I guess :-) Be safe! We will see you next time in Amsterdam again. Kind regards, BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project
Written September 22, 2020
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Mark H
Huddersfield, UK268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We’ve been before but wanted to take our girls here as it is really unusual with fascinating, informative exhibits about the Human Body - from the inside out... our eldest is studying A level Biology so found it really useful.

We spent a good 2 hours wandering around the 6 floors. pre book online before you go and skip the queues.

Creepy but cool - enjoy

Written January 3, 2020
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Dear markhJ1878CC, Thank you for your beautiful 5-star review. We are delighted to hear that you had quality time with us and the visit was useful for your eldest. We hope to welcome you again next time you come to Amsterdam. Kind regards, Body Worlds - The Happiness Project Amsterdam
Written January 4, 2020
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Taira M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
So I visited a few days earlier with my husband. A day before my birthday. Met Jim at the door he told us all about the experience and what to expect. Notified him about how it was my birthday the next day and he kindly gave a discount. When I got to the til Jim, Arjen and Madelief sang happy birthday to me it made the experience that bit more special and memorable. The actual experience of the muesuem was quite fascinating it seemed unreal. I had to keep questioning my husband are these actually real. I'd say it's definitely worth going to not just the actual experience but the staff are amazing too. A special thank you to Jim, Arjen and Madelief. Thank you for everything and for making it special.

Kind regards Taira and Mubashir.
Written March 15, 2020
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Dear Tiara and Mubashir, Thank you for giving us 5 stars and what a great way to celebrate your birthday with us. Were Jim, Arjen and Madelief good singers? We share the compliments with them and we hope to welcome you again in the future to learn even more about the human body. With kind regards, Body Worlds Amsterdam: The Happiness project.
Written May 8, 2020
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Jo.S
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
When we arrived today we were greeted by Arjem who was so polite and friendly. Thank you!
We Spent nearly two hours walking around the various exhibits. Very educational, and such intricate displays. I have wanted to visit for so long and am so glad I finally made it.
My only negative (and in my opinion it is quite a big one) was the guy cleaning the toilets. He cleaned the toilet bowl with a cloth and then cleaned the door handles with the same cloth! He then replaced the toilet rolls with the same gloved hands he’d had down the toilet 🤢.

Would have easily given 5* if it hadn’t been for the toilet situation 😞
Written February 18, 2020
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Dear Sinfield_Jo, Thank you for taking the time to write this extensive review. We are really happy that you finally visit us and of course we gonna share your compliments with Arjen also. Also good that you give us some feedback. We always can improve because of this kind of information and we go discuss this with the team. We hope to see you back once again for a 5-star review :) Kind regards, Body Worlds: The Hapiness Project Amsterdam
Written February 20, 2020
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Spencer_Mat_88
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
This science museum is so important for everyone who visits Amsterdam to go and see and as it is relevant to everyone because we all have bodies. I’m thankful to the people who generously donated their bodies to be preserved in plastics toon and this was so amazing to see and learn more about how my body works.

I also especially enjoyed the exploration of happiness; the meaning of it, the correlation of it and health, and how there should be less focus of money but on life itself!
Written February 29, 2020
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Dear Spencer_Mat_88, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are pleased to read that you had a great time and you truly learned something. Isn't it interesting how the mind-body and soul are connected and influence your happiness level? Please visit us again soon! Kind regards, BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project
Written March 1, 2020
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Annefromryder
Essex, UK2,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
So interesting & amazing it’s actually real people you are looking at.
When we went it was in the morning and comfortable walking about & looking, but I would imagine it could and does get very busy. The body works is over 4/5 floors & there is a lift & staircase.
I found items featured very informative
Written March 13, 2020
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Dear Annefromryder, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and that we were able to inform you. Please visit us again soon and have a great further stay in Amsterdam. Kind regards, BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project
Written March 13, 2020
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Chris P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was an incredible experience, being able to learn so much about the human body, with the entire exhibition combining science and art in such a stunning way. It can appeal to absolutely anyone, no matter how much knowledge one has on the human body, as for example I came in with only basic knowledge, while my girlfriend is in her 6th semester of medicine, and we both left equally amazed. The exhibition is brought together under the topic of happiness, which runs nicely through all the different stages. Individual body parts are nice and clearly labeled and the larger sculptures of humans were simply breathtaking.
The staff was very nice as well, we were greeted at the door by Arjen who made lighthearted jokes with us in English, Dutch and German and explained to us how to get started.
This has been by far my favorite experience that I've ever had in any exhibition/museum and would recommend it to absolutely everyone!
Written February 13, 2023
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Albert Z
Petersfield, UK259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Although most of us will have some understanding of human biology we found from start to finish the whole 6 floor museum captivating.. To actually see different body systems explained and pulled together in a logical manner whilst being able to visualise in 3D made for a highly educational and enlightening visit. A little depressing as a common theme was how the body starts to fall apart and go wrong as it ages. At the end look after the body and you will make a 100 was tempered by the statistic of what small %ge actually do and even those that do won't be free of the effect of ageing
Written November 19, 2021
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Kristy v
Sunshine Coast, Australia70 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Excellent displays showcasing the incredible human body. Was in awe of the different displays on each level and the learning options available to visitors. Unfortunately during our walk through we multiple screams and the pounding of feet overhead running and the noise was so loud we honestly thought that there was some type of terror attack within the building and we didn't know what to do. The screams became louder and the running got closer then a school of teenagers burst through the door screaming and laughing, pointing at each of the display screaming and laughing whilst they ran from one to the other. Our fear turned to disgust. People have donated their bodies to science for this display and the disrespect shown by these teenagers was revolting. The teachers/adults in charge of them just allowed this behaviour to continue as they tore through the building swearing, pointing, laughing and running. There was no attempt to stop them or curtail their behaviours and I was absolutely disgusted. We were no longer able to enjoy the display as their continued behaviours detracted too much and more and more teenagers and school were running unchecked through the facility so we left. We did raise this with staff as we left and placed a complaint with them and Arjen in particular was very understanding and equally appalled. It's a shame that such a wonderful learning opportunity is not honoured with the respect it deserves - both by the schools but by the management of the facility to obviously allow too many school groups at once and don't place strict behaviour codes for them to abide by. As a health professional I am absolutely disgusted.
Written July 7, 2023
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Dmitriy S
Klin, Russia262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This museum is designed to help you understand your body, think about yourself, your lifestyle, your thoughts, your mood.
Discover your body, learn how it operates, and how it is connected with your happiness level.
The exposition will be interesting for all ages, with a lot of interesting information, extraordinary showpieces, real preparations of human bodies, animals, body parts. Best in class audio guides will lead you on the way to your knowledge!
Written October 20, 2020
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Dear Dmitry S, Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and for rating us with 5 beautiful stars! Isn't it fascinating how the mind, body, and soul are connected? We are truly happy you experienced the true meaning of our exhibition and we hope that the visit was a highlight in your Amsterdam trip! Please visit us again soon and stay healthy during these difficult times. Kind regards, BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project
Written October 23, 2020
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