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Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange your visit to Tropenmuseum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.
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  • This Museum is worth a visit, but it is poorly coordinated. It is not a full history of Dutch Colonisation, but it gives you a taste of how the Dutch integrated with the "locals". The films were parti...  read more »
  • Very good impression about the Museum. Well designed, and varied. Nice, free and relaxing journey. Break at the restaurant to very nice inside.
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  • Museum of tropics, such as (Asia was once a colony of the Netherlands) (showcasing local cultural arts resources) is correct. While in the Netherlands the world kinda shady 見remashita statue and memorabilia. Was funny like.
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  • The building is very beautiful, specially the central patio. The exhibitions didn't specially recall my attention, and the interactive ones were quite aged. And for the temporary music exhibition you had to buy headphones to enjoy it fully, they didn't offer them for rental :-(
  • If you think people and their cultures are interesting, this is the museum for you. Filled with interesting and interactive exhibits, you can learn a lot (including how to yodel in a soundproof booth). The museum has taken a great approach in confronting it's colonized worldview and is striving to correct any errors and inform guests.
  • An excellent museum that is a little bit away from the main tourist areas but can still be easily reached by tram 9 from Amsterdam Centraal or a scenic walk past the zoo. The building is very impressive and the ground floor and top floor have exhibitions that change every so often. The current "Sixties" exhibition is really engaging with lots to see and discuss. The museum is very laid back with far less tourists than the more central museums.
  • The temporary exhibitions are nice. The rest is just a collection of stereotypes from the world. Kitch museum could be a better name
  • Beautiful building and nice collection inside. Kids from a certain age will enjoy visiting it and learn about different cultures.
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