Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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View 340,000 objects and photographs at Tropenmuseum, which are split into geographical areas, with a focus on ethnography and non-western cultures. Founded in 1864, the museum has eight permanent exhibits on tropical lifestyles, and hosts temporary exhibits that include modern and traditional visual arts and photography. See over 5,000 musical instruments and theatrical objects, such as puppets and costumes. Browse through exhibits of tribal masks, statuettes, and dramatic installations. Look for contemporary artwork that attempts to blend the tribal with the cosmopolitan. Find out how to plan Amsterdam trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • A wonderful place to learn and enjoy doing so. Very well organized and interactive. Another wonderful Amsterdam museum  more »
  • It's December and by law, facemasks should be worn inside. At the front desk, two security guards are sitting with their noses fully out of their masks, negating the purpose of the mask entirely. Off....  more »
  • Very informative and great collection. Loved how they tackle stolen art and heritage. Moreover, great terrace, great staff! Go when it’s hot to cool down and see the world’s amazing culture!  more »
  • To be honest it wasn't quite what I was expecting. It became clear quickly that the museum would appeal to children more so than adults. I went to see the Japan exhibition and I felt it was limited. If you have a real interest in anime and models then it would have been more interesting. If you have a family and want to entertain the kids then it is a good place to go.
  • What a stunning museum! The exhibition cool Japan, longing for mecca and New guinea were Just spot on. Well set up and truly making it worth to visit
  • Fantastic Cool Japan exhibit. The other stuff including the Muslim display is great too. Amazing building and lovely cafe. Very friendly staff. Hot though - very little air conditioning despite the warm weather, it would seem. Thoroughly recommended.
  • Visited for the first time today. I must say the cool japan expo was amazing! I am obsessed with japanese culture and it was very cool and educational! (They even had arcade games in a great, big hall..) Should definitely pay a visit! The prices are also good! I'm not entirely sure for adults but for children it's 8 euros, and you gain access to the entire museum.
  • Too small and too expensive, was partly closed, I think children must be admitted free of charge as there is nothing interesting for them. We throw away around 50 euros for family with 2 kids.. Same price is boats on canals.. Better go there. Don't waste your money here

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