Body Worlds

Body Worlds, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, Body Worlds Reviews: 4.5/5

Body Worlds
4.5
Speciality Museums • Science Museums
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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
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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.
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Neighborhood: Damrak
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 7 min walk
  • Nieuwmarkt • 7 min walk
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Albert Z
Petersfield, UK241 contributions
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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Emma A
Nottingham, UK171 contributions
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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JOANNA P
3 contributions
Jun 2022
Went here on my birthday and accidentally dressed as a member of staff in my bright pink shirt so felt at home straight away! Amazing from start to finish. Everyone should go here, the most interesting and relatable museum I have ever been to, well laid out and captivated your attention immediately. A special thank you to Arjen for making our trip so fun. I've told everyone I know they have to put Body Worlds on their list when they book a trip to Amsterdam.
Written June 19, 2022
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Dear guest, Thank you for sharing the great experience you had with us! It makes us happy to hear you had such a fun time with us and enjoyed your time at the Body Worlds. We are working hard to make our exhibition as interesting as possible! Hope to welcome you back in the future. kind regards, BODY WORLDS Amsterdam
Written June 26, 2022
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D827YEsarahw
Middleabrough15 contributions
Mar 2020
The body worlds museum in Amsterdam is a must do attraction, you would regret it if you dont. The museum starts off on level 6 and straight away you are inspired to learn about the human body. Take on your time on each floor to really experience the knowledge and understanding of the human anatomy. Location wise is very central and easy to find. The free body scan is a great addition to the museum, upon arrival to the museum staff where welcoming and easy to communicated with.
Written March 11, 2020
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Dear Annefromryder, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We also truly appreciate your 5 stars and are very proud when reading your words. The location in the city is indeed something we are very happy with, this way all our guests can always find us quickly and easily. 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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michelle a
London, UK55 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We visited this attraction as a group of friends and it was a really nice and relaxing activity to do. It takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the Amsterdam streets into another world. My favourite part of the museum was at the end where you can use the machine facilities to measure you BMI and health. I was delighted to find out that my body is hydrated and I drink enough water, because I didn't think that I did.
I enjoyed walking around and reading the facts about the body, it was really interesting. If I was alone I would have taken more time to read, but in a group there is quite a lot of information and there wasn't enough time to read. I liked the interactive parts of the museum, I felt like there could be more interactive parts.
The staff were friendly and helpful and we recieved a good discount as we are students.
I would like to return again, perhaps with my partner who has an interest in the human body and muscles.
Written January 21, 2020
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Dear michelle a, We really appreciate that you is sharing this detailed feedback with us. Good to hear that you had a good experience. Do not forget that you get free access to BODY WORLDS for a second measurement! Have a lovely day! Kind regards, Body Worlds
Written January 23, 2020
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Gina
Westward Ho, UK50 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Interesting museum with lots to see, read and learn. It takes a while to get your head around the fact that the pieces are real bodies. The human heads are by far the scariest and most shocking but once past the initial shock, it is incredible to see and creates a lot of opportunity to learn. Provokes a lot of thought around what makes us happy and what can enable us to be happy.
Adrien at the door was very welcoming and made us laugh!
Written February 19, 2022
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JTM
Liverpool, UK32 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This exhibition is quite interesting! Literally an inside look at the human body! This might be a bit “gory” to take small ones so if they’re squeamish I wouldn’t bother. Lots of information and lots to see and do. I would recommend doing a deal to get combination ticket, we did this and the LOVERS boat cruise but there are other options such as Madame Tussaud’s and the Dungeons, well worth the money as they can be so expensive to get into m! Why pay 25€ for one attraction when you can spend 30€ and go to two! All in all quite interesting and a nice way to spend an hour if you have one spare👍🏻
Written March 28, 2020
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Dear JTRM98, Nice to hear that you have enjoyed a visit to Body Worlds Amsterdam. It is indeed smart to combine a visit to us with another great attraction in Amsterdam. We hope to see you again in the future. With kind regards, Body Worlds Amsterdam.
Written May 8, 2020
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Lucie Bodenham
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing time here, from the minute we got to the building. We were greeted outside by Arjen who was full of smiles and was extremely joyful to brighten up a miserable rainy day in Amsterdam.

A strange experience to see, but incredible and thought provoking. Would 100% recommend!
Written April 5, 2022
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Dear Luciebx96, Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed not only the exhibition but also our service and organization! We are definitely going to share your kind words with Arjen. Kind regards, The Body Worlds
Written May 20, 2022
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Dmitriy S
Klin, Russia240 contributions
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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Taira M
1 contribution
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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