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BODY WORLDS - Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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At BODY WORLDS - Amsterdam, explore exhibits of real specimens of human bodies. Anatomically positioned in space, the presentations reveal the complexity, resilience, and vulnerability of the body. You will see translucent body slices, organs, and plastinates--remains that have been preserved and kept in positions that reflect daily activities, including playing the saxophone, riding a horse, and dancing. Since their first appearance in 1995, these controversial expositions have attracted 40 million visitors worldwide. Arrange your visit to BODY WORLDS - Amsterdam and discover more family-friendly attractions in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam tour planner.
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  • We stopped around an hour at body world. Though overal i wouldnt have paid full price for this. We had a holland pass and got it with the silver ticket. The museum is laid out over around 6 floors, ea...  more »
  • Body Worlds has 6 floors, it takes a few hours to be visited all but worth it. The view is not intended to shock or horrify, instead, invites reflection. Not surprisingly, the theme is the pursuit of happiness, everything starts from the head affecting the body, do not go than not to spoil the surprises. While living in Amsterdam I waited some time to visit this exhibition, I was afraid of being shocked. Aside from a couple of bodies deliberately provocative position, is not the shock the feeling that will leave the show. I suggest the audio tour. The price of an adult ticket is 20 euros, applicable discounts if you buy online or in a group.
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  • After visiting the main points I have in mind, if you left for a while, it's worth going to the Body Worlds. It's an exhibition different from what we are accustomed, the price is a little high but if you buy the ticket on "tourist kiosks" gets a discount. Is a detailed journey into the human body, that leads us to think about the choices we make on a daily basis. Attention to keep the belongings in lockers that are the entry, make sure you put everything inside and you don't need to open again to put something else because you pay 2 € every time you open the locker.
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  • This place is amazing. Don't be put off thinking it would be morbid, it's really not. It gives a fascinating insight into the human body. Made me find my love of science and human anatomy again. Price is a bargain in my opinion
  • wow is the only word that i can think of, gobsmacked is another. from the outset it was macabre and absolutely fascinating. real people, stripped of skin and, well, everything really, apart from bone and muscle. much was mentioned about healthy eating and what happens to the human body when it is abused. the whole layout is very thoughtfully done and designed with provoking deep thought firmly in the mind of the artist. i will definitely visit body worlds again if an opportunity arises. ever wondered what that muscle was that always 'plays up'? or that back ache that never goes away, or maybe the nerve that always seems to pinch? well you will literally find your answers here!
  • Well there's nothing better to bring things into perspective than a walk through a museum of skinless bodies! Really a must-see if in Amsterdam - it offers an experience that, while a little outdated in design, isn't something you're going to find anywhere else. As long as you have a strong stomach, check it out!
  • Literally the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam - this amazing museum has 6 floors of real human body samples with plenty of information (in both Dutch and English equally) and knowledge to be learned. Some areas are interactive (don't want to ruin anything) which are good for kids. If you're put off by the price but like science, namely biology, just remember that you can spend between 2 to 5 hours here like we did depending on how in depth you read the content - there's plenty available, so it's excellent value for money.
  • Incredible place! Wonderful exhibition, with lots of understandable information. Interesting to see the human anatomy so true to life (or death, excuse the pun). I would definitely recommend taking a visit here!