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“Brilliant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tropenmuseum

Tropenmuseum
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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise
Ranked #48 of 452 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.
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a surprise, loved it, fantastic building, fascinating exhibition, thought provoking stuff on attitudes to race.

Visited February 2014
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“where to go with your child”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

There is a big intresting museum of culture,history,life stile of different places in the world and different period of history,you child will find a lot of intresting things to play,learn,look and touch!

Visited March 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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685 reviews
477 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“Third World Countries in a building”
5 of 5 stars 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
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Hamburg, Germany
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74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“one of the most intriguing museums”
5 of 5 stars 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
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Make time for this”
4 of 5 stars 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
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