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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. 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 located about 1 mile south-east of the Center of Amsterdam and is beside the Oosterpark. Entrance fee is 15 euros or free with the I amsterdam city card. The exhibits were on three floo...  more »
  • This museum has a diverse collection of objects and nice stories built around them. Mostly is about colonial history and trade. Not sure why "troppen"  more »
  • A good introduction to Holland's colonial history, without sugarcoating. The gift shop has interesting items you don't find elsewhere.  more »
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  • Such a great museum. Very original exhibitions and fantastic permanent collection. If you feel like a trip in some exotic countries but you are short of money, you should come here for a little tour. And the concert hall next door has some excellent world music all year round.
  • It's a beautiful museum with an extraordinary collection but you just can't enjoy it. The museum is one big open space, like a theater and the visitors are NOISY. Teachers with children let these children shout and dance and sing, adults talk loudly to one another and it's all amplified by the structure of the museum. Furthermore the items in the collection are poorly lit, informative texts barely readable. It's a headache inducing nightmare.
  • I enjoyed my experience at the museum. It really focused on the ethnic countries the Dutch colonized and shed light on the philosophy, education, science, math and art theories that were stolen from these countries and used by the Dutch. Great perspective on history and different from the typical museums experienced in Europe.
  • This museum is a beautiful and welcoming place to visit. Obects are arranged and provide info in such a way that they always invite you to further explore their stories. Family friendly in a way that takes your kids and their views on the world seriously. Go spend an afternoon or more, if you get the chance.
  • Awesome museum! This was great for both the adults and our preschooler. I highly recommend visiting.