Tickets for Micropia: Skip The Line

The groundbreaking microbe museum

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Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 20:00
Friday:  09:00 - 20:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 20:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 18:00
  • See the most innovative and groundbreaking museum in Europe (it was the winner of this award at the 2016 European Museum of the Year Awards)
  • Learn about all the billions of ways that microbes influence our lives (and not just from sneezing and kissing: microbes are literally everywhere)
  • From Actinomyces to Trichophyton rubrum, learn all there is to know about animals, microbes and planets

To truly understand the natural world, you've got to understand the smallest and most successful organisms: microbes. Tiny, powerful and invisible to the human eye, microbes are absolutely fascinating. Especially when presented like this. Acclaimed as the most innovative and groundbreaking museum in Europe (2016 European Museum of the Year Awards).

Micropia is the world's first microbe museum, and by making these invisible creatures visible, it shows the interconnectedness of all things, and gives some surprising insights into the way the world works.

Did you know that two-thirds of the total number of species on earth are invisible to the naked eye? These creatures also live in some surprising places: on your tongue, under your arms, and on your skin.

In fact, microbes can be found literally everywhere. And if that sounds gross, you definitely need to visit Micropia and get a new perspective on these creatures. Without micro-organisms such as fungi, yeasts, (micro)algae, bacteria, archaea, viruses and micro-creatures life on this planet it wouldn't be possible.

And Micropia shows all the different ways that our lives, and the planet as a whole, interacts with and is influenced by these unseen creatures.

When thought of at all, the common perception is that microbes make people sick. But that's just a small part of the story. Microbiology can offer solutions to global problems, including water purification and cures to infectious diseases. Microbes can produce energy, food and bio-plastics. By understanding microbes we can create new uses for them.

And the best way to understand them is to immerse yourself in this innovative museum. Come and revel in the world of bacteria and germs!

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Smartphone tickets accepted
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After going through the Artis entrance gate, turn right, follow the signs for Micropia, and show your smartphone ticket at the ticket counter inside.

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Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ, Amsterdam
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Nearly the whole exhibition is wheelchair accessible.
Insider tip

Don't forget to pick up your stamp card at the entrance and to fill it with microbes at the black stamping stations located along the way throughout the museum. You'll find out why at the end of your visit!

Content Editor
May 29, 2019
Absolutely fascinating! Worth every penny.
May 20, 2019
We had such a wonderful time! It’s such an interesting experience, especially if you’re interested in science. Even if you aren’t, it’s a fun experience. Would certainly go back.
Jan 26, 2019
Начало экскурсии отличное
Dec 28, 2018
Fantastic, would definitely recommend! Lots of things to see and do... very interactive.
Dec 4, 2018
Really interesting and they've done well to make it fun. I do think it is slightly over priced, which is why I have only given it 4 stars. But its worth a visit.
Oct 31, 2018
Did you hear about the famous microbiologist who traveled in thirty different countries and learned to speak six languages?
He was a man of many cultures.
Oct 28, 2018
We enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot!
Aug 15, 2018
Excellent. Easy to book and no queueing.
Jun 20, 2018
Wonderful interactive museum!
Apr 10, 2018
Muy básico pero interesante y entretenido puedes interaccionar mucho con las cosas y aunque parece pequeño da mucho de sí! Recomendable 100% si te gusta la microbiología!!

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