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Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 568 8200
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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.
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Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 568 8200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Experienced the Body Art show here and it was just super... lots of pics, videos, good stories. Also a black music exhibition, Africa to gospel to jazz to reggae. And a devastating Aleppo photographic exhibition. These were all temp exhibitions, and the fixed exhibitions were...More

Thank oohl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located about 1 mile south-east of the Center of Amsterdam and is beside the Oosterpark. Entrance fee is 15 euros or free with the I amsterdam city card. The exhibits were on three floors displaying cultural diversity around the world, with former...More

Thank zubenel57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a diverse collection of objects and nice stories built around them. Mostly is about colonial history and trade. Not sure why "troppen"

Thank mikebeurs
Kim W, Online team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mike Beurs, Thanks for your reaction, we hope you had a good time! 'Tropen' means 'tropics' in Dutch,that is why. I hope this answers your question. Greetings.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good introduction to Holland's colonial history, without sugarcoating. The gift shop has interesting items you don't find elsewhere.

Thank CPandBeyond
Kim W, Online team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear CPandBeyond, It's nice to hear that you enjoyed the Tropenmuseum! Greetings, Rachel

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a beautiful building, perfect for its purpose. The current exhibition on the travails in Allepo conveys its difficulties and problems very well indeed. An excellent cafe with wide choice of fare.

Thank Artjo
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is an ethnographic museum located in an impressive building near Oosterpark. On our visit we viewed three exhibitions: Body Art, Aleppo and Rhythm & Roots. The galleries containing the exhibitions and the permanent collections are on several floors, each with a view into the...More

Thank Brian H
Kim W, Online team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Brian H, Thank you for your nice comments. We're glad that you had such a good time at our museum! It is true that we don't currently offer tickets online for general admission into the museum. We do, however, sell online tickets for activities...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was a very interesting museum, showing the artifacts from when the Dutch had the Dutch East India Company, and had heaps of information on slavery, and customs of the people from the many nations where the Dutch East India Company traded. Very informative

Thank Pat512016
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Amsterdam treated the colonized people rather badly in order to increase its profits. That history is reasonably well presented. There is an exhibit of costumes which is very interesting. There is also a device which lets you watch music videos from each of the African...More

Thank Pittsburgh_Lazer
Kim W, online team at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pittsburgh_Lazer, Thanks for your comment! Do you remember which display exactly felt 'ugly'to you? Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Extraordinary, suprising, enchanting, passionately designed exhibitions that will definitely give you a thrill whether you are passionate about ethnic music, oriental artifacts, seeking for a a good place to educate children or simply spend unforgetable half a day!!! A must see while in Amsterdam. Not...More

Thank Timbuktu17xx
Kim W, webcare at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your complements and opinion of our museum!

Reviewed 9 May 2017

The grand staircase is breathtaking in the main hall. The museum is very rich in culture and has great exhibits.

Thank Suz2002
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Will children between 6-15 enjoy the visit or get board?
23 February 2016|
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Response from Marjolein747 | Reviewed this property |
There is a special children's section which I love even better than the rest of the museum!
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Is this a good museum for a toddler?
25 July 2015|
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Response from AngelikiR | Reviewed this property |
It's a big museum. with much to see, and it definitely needs time on your part to be able to fully enjoy it. A toddler rarely stays quiet for long and cannot yet really enjoy a museum yet, any museum... So I would say, if... More