Micropia, Amsterdam

4.6
#16 of 108 in Museums in Amsterdam
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  • A great Museum! Brought closer to the world of microbes and bacteria can be experienced and vivid way. Download many microscopes to the yourself look a. An extra room shows where bacteria live, where humans can't, such as Chernobyl still or again. A scanner scans your body and learn which bacteria important and where are located. Much to recommend, even if the texts in English.
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  • This place was very unique and interesting. As a science fan, I enjoyed Micropia a lot. It is sort of a zoo or museum for the world we can't see all around us. There are lots of experiements and micro...  more »
  • I thought this was a fantastic way for the general public to see microbs and microorganisms- I found it very interesting. It displays lots of different types of microbs such as ones that cause disease...  more »
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  • Agree with other reviews that this is a pretty small museum. One whole floor up above and then half of the ground floor that it shares with the lobby. That said, it's a pretty darn cool one. Lots of microscopes to look at all the bacteria and small organisms. I went right before closing and had the place to myself and it was great. I can imagine during peak hours this wouldn't be a very fun museum given that so much of the experience is looking through microscopes and you'd have to queue up for those if it was crowded.
  • Great exhibition! Really cool to have actual microscopes and samples (I'm a microbiologist and often look down microscopes for work, so it's nice to see people getting to use them for funducation). Not sure how the stamp collection card is supposed to work as the reader at the end didn't work properly. Also would be nice to see just a bit on the early history of microscopy.
  • I have never seen my family so engrossed at a museum. Diligently moving from exhibit to exhibit and getting the most out of everything. Micropia has done a wonderful job integrating the technology into the museum experience without the technology being the attraction but rather augmenting the museum experience. We couldn't stop talking about microbes the rest of the day. Don't miss this. If you visit the adjacent zoo get a combined ticket which is cheaper.
  • It’s short but it’s a good look at bacteria, particularly because we give it such a bad reputation. I loved the microscopes that you could control to see living functioning bacteria. Whole exhibit was but together well.
  • Great modern museum. It was very interesting for our children (they are not big but go to school already). Explanations in Dutch and English are provided.

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