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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 March 3, 2014

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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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