Micropia

Micropia, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, Micropia Reviews: 4.5/5

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Weesperplein • 9 min walk
  • Waterlooplein • 10 min walk
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meloM
Dublin, Ireland19 contributions
if you are a curious person you will learn something from this experience. you will see the world in a different way and discover something that microbe, overall, are not exactly bad for you.

the place is easily reachable and close to a park that on its own is already a nice find. entrance tho are separated so ask if you are in the right place to visit this specific museum before to pay for any ticket.

The exhibition has electronic microscopes to use that will show you a world that you never believed was existing, at the tip of your hands.

explanations are complete and never academic, everyone can understand it. everything is very interactive and is very unlikely you will get bored.

I probably would not recommend this to family with very small kids, 7 is probably the minimum to start to be engaged and appreciate the whole thing.

Loved the luminescent section, despite small :)
Written April 12, 2022
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Kate P
California9 contributions
While this isn't the biggest museum, they have a ton of information that's accessible in Dutch and English about the world of microbes (which is basically our world). We definitely lost a couple of hours here! Pretty cool displays (though a couple of the microscopes didn't seem to show so much, the animated displays and the discussion of the microbes on one's body were really cool). Definitely worth a look if you want to wander through a place that's a little different!
Written July 31, 2022
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,413 contributions
My family is full of science people, so this was our second visit to Micropia. It is amazing that there is a museum dedicated to microbes! There are many displays and microscopes to look through, as well as a daily presentation by the staff. Micropia has free lockers on the lower level, and it is on the grounds of the zoo. They do sell a combo ticket with zoo admission.
Written December 4, 2021
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Georgigirl
The Hague, The Netherlands201 contributions
Family
We included a trip to Micropia based on the great reviews as a family of 4 with 2 boys aged 12 & 9. However, I was left a little underwhelmed. The elevator entrance was promising and the interactive bits were good (the body scanner and the ants). But I was expecting to look at lots of everyday things under the microscope and be amazed, instead it was much more science-y and we all were a little bored after 45 mins. My younger son tried to collect all the stamps but the machine at the end told him he had only collected 22 out of 30, he was outraged!
Overall, I would say don’t bother unless you/ your kids are really into science.

Side note - the zoo is right next door and you can see some of the animals when you exit Micropia. There’s also a nice spot there to sit & eat lunch.
Written June 28, 2020
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Papilu
5 contributions
We enjoy very much this museum with my wife (a specialist in micro biology), my great daughter (10 years old) and I (not a specialist). many experiences on several domains around microbes. Fine design and architecture of the museum. We recommand hardly this museum
Written July 25, 2021
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,413 contributions
Our teens are very interested in science and microbes, so they requested a trip to Artis and Micropia, and luckily there is a combo entry ticket you can purchase! We really enjoyed Micropia. It is easily seen in a couple of hours, and the exhibits are interactive, including stamps that you can collect. The museum is modern and very well done, with the information given in a way that even non-science lovers can enjoy them.
Written June 11, 2020
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DelanoVsFood
Amsterdam, The Netherlands73 contributions
Friends
Came here with a good friend of mine. And I was bit sceptic about it cause it is about bacteria and fungi.But my skepticism went away almost instantly, cause I didn't expected it to be so interesting to see all kinds of different Bacteria and Fungi. Also to see how it survives and thrives in such different climates and habitats is amazing. So many colors and shapes, it's mesmerizing. And the nice thing about this museum is that it's interactive. Kids will enjoy that about it as well. Also kids at heart like me😅. The coolest thing for me was the ants who live in harmony with the fungi and the things u can do with Fungi like using it as a material . That was really dope to see. Its not the biggest museum i've been to and the price is a bit to steep in my opinion. But if u'r really interested u will still be here for quite a time; we'd been in the museum for 2 hours. For the size of it it's quite long . I knew that stuff like money and doorknobs were disgusting but to see so much bacteria on it 😅🤮. I'm pretty hygenic but after this museum trip i will wash my hands more times an hour now🤣. Don't be skeptic like me and try it out! It's something different than ur typical museum.
Written July 4, 2021
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NLxpat
Katwijk, The Netherlands164 contributions
Family
As our daughter fond of science and based on reviews we included visit to Micropia in our “ musea tour day” . Daughter loved it: she viewed and read all documentation and explanations - we mainly enjoyed the numerous shapes and colours of the microscopic examples. Possibly for younger kids ( several around) those shapes & colours will enjoy - and maybe will result in them becoming interested in science too. Museum’s lab where they “brew” the exhibited microbes etc, can be viewed from the outside with explanation.
Note: entrance due corona not via Artis main entrance but just around corner via terrace of DePlantage.
Written September 27, 2020
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LAC1
Boulder, CO117 contributions
Family
Even if you’re not a science geek, microbes and bacteria are a fascinating subject for a museum and this one delivers. Well designed, interactive displays and exhibits and not too crowded. We loved it. You’ll never look at your cell phone the same way again...lots of bacteria accumulate, apparently! Also, there’s a terrific little cafe down the street called Box Social - great spot for brunch or lunch.
Written January 4, 2020
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PeteOfPirongia
Christchurch, New Zealand100 contributions
Requires receiving a text, clicking on a link, installing an app, inputting your name phone and email, allowing the app access to your contacts to share tickets. Completely unhygienic cybersecurity wise and out of line with all other online ticket purchases. Can this comply with the GDPR ?
Written January 28, 2020
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