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“Third World Countries in a building”
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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.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Third World Countries in a building”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

The building self is wonderful and the collection is great. Very informative. You can spend the whole day to learn the art or culture of the third world countries. Most of these countries were ever been colonized by the Dutch Government in the past. That's why the collection of countries such as Indonesia, Papua, Suriname are tremendous.
This museum has a permanent exhibition and in the middle hall, there is also a thematic exhibition that always changed in a period of time. I always make a stop by this special place in the "mexico" corner. It is a place where you can see ( through the magnifying glass) the tiny figures in the carnival costumes that's made from toothpicks.
You can bring your children as this museum has children departement. Sometimes they organized activities special for children only (parents may not take a part of it) so you can enjoy the museum by yourselves while the children are busy with their activities.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Solodam J
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Hamburg, Germany
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31 attraction reviews
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“one of the most intriguing museums”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

The collection from all different continents is fabulous and the amount of pieces and information keeps you busy for hours...moreover the display is arranged in various ways so that you don't get bored at all...don't miss the collection of musical instruments!

Visited November 2013
1 Thank enama2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Make time for this”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Good to find out about somebody else's colonial past! Excellent for children/young teens with staff-led activities. Find out about any temporary exhibitions - the recent Escher and Islam was terrific. Don't miss the cafe - freshly prepared, well-priced food with a unusual veggie choices.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank SuzanneT79
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great museum - go for the day!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

I found visiting this museum of anthropology the perfect activity to clear my mind between major museum days. Huge variety of fascinating exhibits reflecting ancient and modern life around the world. Excellent world music interactive section - absolutely perfect for kids.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank ebenas
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“One of the best museums I've been to”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Tropenmuseum is one of the best museums I've even been to! I could spend a whole day in it! It's about the Dutch collonial past. There are sections about different countries around the world, you could see how the streets, houses, cafes look in those cities. There's plenty of information if you are interested. Everything in interactive and free to touch and experience. It feels like a trip around the world, it's so cool! There are a lot of activities for children. I was so fascinated that I didn't want to leave!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank InnaVelikova
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