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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank Geoff K
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

My mixed age family all liked this one. The collection and exhibition (Body Art) is designed to examine and question why humans decorate their bodies. It’s a nice achievable sized museum which is in a great building and not at all crowded when we went...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Not the best known of Amsterdam's museums and so is much less visited than others. On 3 floors, lots of it is dedicated to the cultural heritage of ex-colonial and developing nations. Some exhibitions are more thought-provoking than others. Still, interesting.

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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