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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 July 2, 2014

This is a huge museum in Amsterdam and you shouldn't miss it. Even then, you might not have properly seen it all. The museum offers insight and information about cultures of the world such as Asia, Africa, the Carribean. You will see traditional objects, hear traditional music and see short-films presenting typical activities or traditions from the respective areas. The museum's collection is almost overwhelming and we needed around 3 hours to "quickly" fly through almost everything as it is so big. After 3 hours we were tired and gave up, maybe we will return another day.

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

We only had an hour and must go back to see more. We spend some time in a Cairo café and then the World Music Room. In fact there is much it started to blur together in my mind as we walked back to the hotel.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

I went to see only the Escher collection that was coincidentally on display when I was visiting there... I loved the Escher section and spent most of my time there...

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Incredible variety of historical and artistic artefacts relating to the Dutch colonial past, beautifully presented with English texts. Surprisingly few visitors when we were there. Top attraction for us, will definitely come again!

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Reviewed May 17, 2014

All the signage in the main museum is in Englsh as well as Dutch. Very well set out explanations for different previously Dutch colonies, separate areas for different areas of the world, with colourful and diverse exhibits to keep children Musical instruments from around the world room good. The Children's exhibit part was unfortunately only in Dutch for the tour, but was very enthusiastically explained by the guide, and currently features Brazil to tie in with the World Cup. You can wander around by yourself, there's fantastic recycled bright exhibits. Recommended museum for children 6+.

Thank W4Familywilltravel
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