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Tropenmuseum

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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Tropenmuseum is a museum about people, housed in an impressive listed...

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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A small trip around the world without taking a plane...

Don't judge a museum by its entrance - after you entered here and have seen this quite modern white, sterile entrance with the front desk, you'll be pleasantly surprised once you... read more

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Wedel, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't judge a museum by its entrance - after you entered here and have seen this quite modern white, sterile entrance with the front desk, you'll be pleasantly surprised once you go up the tiny staircase - that's quite a building! The special exhibition about Buddha was on, this focused on the different aspects of buddhism in Asia and was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had not planned on visiting the tropenmuseum but stumbled upon this place when out for a walk. No queue to get in which was another reason to go in. We paid in and decided to start on the top floor. At the time there was an exhibition about Dutch colonies in Africa. An amazing exhibit. We then moved down... More 

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is mostly about the old Dutch colonies but also has some other interesting temporary exhibitions. This time we had the Buddha exhibition which was really interesting as well as the Rhythm and Roots showing the influence of the African slavery in today's music.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tropenmuseum is one of the most thought through ethnological museums in Europe. It openly questions Dutch colonialism, its aftermath and deals with present problems, too. And the Rhythm & Blues exhibition is fantastic!

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Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum especially if you want to know more about Dutch colonies and see authentic materials, documents, costumes and other artefacts from that time. Beautiful video documentaries as well. Even my 5 year old daughter liked it. Clean toilets and baby changing room. Free entry with the IamAmsterdam card. A lot of information about Surinam. After a visit, walk... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Ethnographic museum (as some call it) truly merits a visit if not 2. Scenes from Holland's colonial past as well as numerous exhibits about the world "out there" will both inform, entertain and, in some cases distress (the movie about measuring the size and form craniums of indigenous peoples by "doctors" wearing the typical 18h century "helmets" are no... More 

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Wemeldinge, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Visited this museum just for an hour, that is not enough, but I got a good impression and will return. The building and inner space are very nice, on all the seperate exhibitions you still feel the building as a whole because of the bighall with the galleries around it. Very nice exhibition on influence of slave music on different... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I heard this museum is often overlooked by tourists due to its location. The building itself is magnificent. I was in awe looking at the Light Hall. This museum, along with Museum Volkenkunde, boast the largest ethnographic collections among Netherlands' museum. However, I found the intention of the collection display is a bit different, because Tropenmuseum slightly focuses its permanent... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful building with wonderful educational exhibitions for young or old. Easily reachable by tram or bus.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This museum may take a little effort to visit - although it is easily reached by the #10 Tram. The focus here is on other cultures and areas of the world developed by Dutch traders. Plan to spend time here - and definitely visit the cafe for super-good treats.

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