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Museum of world cultures that celebrates cultural diversity through artifacts

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Overview

Highlights

  • This is one of the largest museums in Amsterdam, but bright and airy, so it never feels overwhelming. Hours pass quickly as you travel the globe!
  • Fascinating artworks and compelling objects illustrate life and stories from various non-Western cultures. It stays fresh and fascinating - for grownups and children
  • Supplementary activities such as lectures, films, guided tours, music and theater shows bring the already vibrant exhibitions even more to life

Exhibitions

Afterlives of Slavery
Now on  - Dec 31, 2020

The Tropenmuseum's latest exhibition tackles the difficult issue of the Netherlands' relationship with colonialism and slavery – placing the voices and experiences of the subjugated at center stage. Bringing together stories from the past and present day, Afterlives of Slavery challenges the visitor to confront the legacies of slavery which still exist today.

Bali - Behind the Scenes
Now on  - Feb 28, 2021

White, sandy beaches, rolling rice paddies, and a haven for anyone wanting to relax – that's the picture we conjure when thinking of Bali. But when you scratch beneath the surface, what truly lies at the heart of this island paradise? That's the focus of Bali Behind the Scenes, a new exhibition at the Tropenmuseum that takes a deeper look at Indonesia's island of escapism.

Learn about the island's rich culture, from the Hindu priest out to preserve tradition, to an artist and activist whose work aims to highlight the problem Bali is facing with plastic waste. Discover rituals you wouldn't normally get to see, admire artifacts and palace treasures, and find out more about Bali's colonial past.

What a Genderful World
Now on  - Jan 2, 2021

Gender has been in the limelight of late, and the Tropenmuseum wants you to question your knowledge on the subject, with its fascinating gender-centric exhibition: What a Genderful World. Over the course of this festival-like exhibition that spans different times and cultures, you'll be asked seven questions that might lead you to some interesting new insights.

Discover diverse examples of how gender is conceived around the world, like Turkey's lack of “he” and “she” pronouns, Fiji's skirt-wearing policemen, and Mexico's third gender – muxe. If that doesn't sound interesting enough, there's also a ball pit of boobs!

Description

On the outside, the Tropenmuseum is an impressive Dutch brick building. Inside, it contains the whole world! Come explore what makes us humans all the same, without ever leaving Amsterdam's hip East.

The Tropenmuseum is dedicated to the enormous cultural diversity that enriches the world. Exhibitions about cultures from around the world show that despite cultural differences, we've got plenty in common. Kids, in particular, love the chance to investigate lives very different from their own.

The Tropenmuseum is located on the border of the Oosterpark, a stone's throw from some of Amsterdam's hippest bars and cafes. As it's a little out of the tourist 'blast zone' a visit here is comparatively relaxed.

An extensive cultural program with music, talks, workshops, and guided tours during weekends and holidays makes sure no day at the Tropenmuseum is the same.

Insider tip

The recently redone Oosterpark is right next to the museum and, with its large grassy areas and small ponds, offers the perfect setting for a picnic and/or cheeky nap.

Yasmine
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Ticket

What's included

Access to the Tropenmuseum
Access to temporary exhibitions

What's not included

Guided tour and other activities

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Venue

Opening hours

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Tropenmuseum
Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK, Amsterdam
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Ratings & reviews

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Sep 30, 2020
Excellent
Amazing experience and very informative! Would definitely go again.
Y
Dec 13, 2019
Excellent
Very nice
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Sep 9, 2019
Good
Very interesting museum but make sure to take 2 hours to visit since the museum is huge.

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