Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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#19 of 107 in Museums in Amsterdam
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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  • Beautiful old building with a beautiful entrance hall as a starting point for the various exhibitions. There is a beautiful exhibition on Fashion Cities in Africa, about Body Art and about the present of the history of slavery. the exhibition about Aleppo is impressive. With photos of before the war and now makes it clear what a devastating effect can go from a civil war. And don't forget the permanent collection about Indonesia and New Guinea. You can see how a work of art being restored. In short: worth it and also for children
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  • Tropenmuseum is a beautiful building. First had lunch in the restaurant, was busy, operation okay. Sandwiches (OASIS pom). Then, excess ballast nicely in the safety deposit box visited museum. Asian share fascinating, however, many empty spaces, fell a bit against other objects. But enjoyed the building.
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  • Back in the 80's I stayed in the hotel next door so a visit to the Museum was a must. I am not sure if I reviewed it then but I was much impressed with it. So much so that on this year's visit to Amst...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic landmark housing a museum about the history of the Dutch in the tropics. It's a sensitive topic for the Dutch and former Dutch colonies, and this museum does well to delicately present the facts about the Dutch colonial history. Interesting interactive exhibits, such as the stories told at various decorated scenes and beautiful historical objects across the globe. There are some activities especially interesting for children, but this museum does well to also appeal to adults interested to delve into the culture of a country with a rich history.
  • Nice & great museum to see & learn about Indonesia when it was an East-Indies. The place is clean, tidy with great arrangement for the collections. All of the staffs I met, were very friendly & helpfull. Thanks a lot to all of you guys.
  • The building that looks similar to the Amsterdam Central train station. It has has some unique hidden architecture that shows historic Dutch colonialism. The museum itself has been slimmed down in recent years with the available content. It has less space for historic and cultural artifacts of the world and more spaces for temprally galleries and items. There is a restaurant with dishes from around the world. The price is a bit higher than what you can get in the area.
  • A nice museum to see some 'tropical-side' of the (used to be part of) Netherlands. Located near a calm, not so touristy park in the East side of Amsterdam. However, I feel that the collections are not quite extensive; if you are looking for more extensive stories regarding the colonialism, consider visit the Bronbeek Museum in Arnhem.
  • Great place in Amsterdam to see interesting cultures. There is a nice restaurant and it borders the Oosterpark which is also nice. There is also a very interesting Impact Hub for social minded businesses.
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