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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...more
Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 568 8200
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 July 2011

I wasn't expecting much from this museum and at first only went because it was included in the Museum Card. However, it was a great experinece. The museum is in a beautiful building simular in design to Central Station. The exhibits are well organized and...More

5  Thank Bigfoot410
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 February 2013

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor I could hardly wait to visit this museum. As other reviewers have said - it is a stunning building, there is so much to see (I arrived at 10h30 and didn't leave until 3pm), it's interactive and child-friendly and...More

7  Thank Shona J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the displays in this museum about people from around the world but mostly of places where Holland had a relationship in the past. However, I would like to call the attention of the museum management to a discrepancy in this display/photo I am...More

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MuseaOverMensen, Guest Relations Manager at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback! We take it with us.

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

A museum to make you gaze in awe, to inspire you and to make you think critically all in one. A moving guide from the lady of the museum. One of the diamonds of Amsterdam.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Travelers to Amsterdam consider it de rigeur to visit the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House, in addition perhaps to the legendary Bulldog and Grasshopper coffee shops. Only the uncouth could argue against those choices. But there is a spellbinding museum...More

1  Thank ShamanCuervo
MuseaOverMensen, Public Relations Manager at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

We are very gratefull for the beautifull review, thank you very much. We hope to see you again in the Tropenmuseum!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

I went with my children and they find this museum wonderful , lots of cultures and they could also make a many things I recommend it to family with children

Thank franc0lara
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice to know something about the history of the Netherlands of the golden centrury. its amazig and it give a few of the history.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is situated in a beautiful building. However, some exhibits really disappointed me in their diversity and interactivity. The temporary ‘African clothes’ exhibit was very nice.

Thank Annemieke B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Great location, easily to be found, this museum has a standard exhibition on the history and culture of the tropics and on the second floor an exhibition on body art throughout the different cultures. Not to big, interactive exhibition booths, ideally also for a moment...More

Thank Jos B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This museum does not cover any aspects of nature in the tropics (animals, plants) , but focuses more on culture. The building on itself is quite impressive and beautiful, with a large central atrium. There was a weird exhibit relating to body art - I...More

Thank vsop-50
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I really enoyed this museum! It's such an impressive building and the exhibitions were interesting and really make you think (which is in my opinion always a good thing). The staff is also really kind and always ready to help or point the direction. Thank...More

Thank Merel S
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Amsterdam is filled with amazing museums and art galleries. So it's easy to overlook Tropenmuseum. It's a little out of the way. It's mission is modest, but really really important to us as humans. Take the time to visit Tropenmuseum. It's a rich and rewarding...More

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Corinne B
24 February 2018|
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Response from FayeInAmsterdam | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no musical instruments this time in Het Tropenmuseum, but other nice exbibitions about cultures. Enjoy!
Ori z
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!
julie S
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