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Tropenmuseum
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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.
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Located in a nice area,this museum is mainly about former Netherland's colonies but not only,We reached it by bike ,crossing a very nice area from centraal station and parked in front of the majestive building.The view on colonialism is rather impartial and honest.Interactive with nice displays,lots of videos ,we found it not boring at all.It is not on the touristic trail (no lines ! )but should be on the list of anyone interested in history and geography;

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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.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

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

Thank Marcel5
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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.

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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 why we could not take a large tote bag with nappies, wipes, phone and money etc inside. We were offered a tiny carrier bag by staff that could fit a wallet, definitely no room for nappies or wipes, and no explanation for this strange policy, other than the sign with the size of the very small bag allowed. Once inside, we had a great time with the kids who especially enjoyed the 2nd floor exhibits on Morocco and Africa, the World Music Room and the Esher exhibition. They also had fun making kaleidoscopes and the food was excellent in the cafe. We just felt that the bag policy and staff were very unfamily friendly and the situation was handled very badl. However, after loud complaining we were eventually allowed to take our change bag into the museum by a more senior member of staff. They also told us that the only toilets were on level 0 where the entrance was but we found more on Level 2. Be warned!

1  Thank Julia M
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