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“A stunning building with lots to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tropenmuseum

Tropenmuseum
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$44.33*
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #45 of 501 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Toronto, Canada
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“A stunning building with lots to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

It was a dreary weekend so we thought we would check out a museum that features art and culture from tropical climates to warm up our spirits. The building itself is stunning. Four levels to check out. The first has a lovely cafe with a stunning view over Oosterpark. We found all the models well done, the amount of art and artifacts quite astounding and all the exhibits quite interesting. We spent a couple hours here before wandering back home through Oosterpark. As a tourist it may seem a little far, or out of the way to get there - but its only a 15 minute walk from Nieuwmarkt.

Visited January 2013
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Amsterdam
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“Great museum to discover the world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Beautiful building in Amsterdam, with nice exhibitions from around the world. Small children will have a great time discovering all the small houses and other things.

Visited November 2012
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holland
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“Getaway for half a day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Nice museum, also the building is very nice. The junior part of the museum is really fun for children but also for adults worth visiting.

Visited August 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Great, hughe, awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Almost to big, sooooo much to see. Make sure you got a full day, atleast! And you could spend 2 days here and still not see half of all the content.

Visited January 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Museum for 'tropical things'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

you'll love this museum! when u come to amsterdam, come and visit this Tropenmuseum. very interesting stuff, u can find things from all around the developing countries, from Asia to Africa. and they all are interactive! must visit!

Visited November 2012
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