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Tickets for Micropia: Skip The Line

The groundbreaking microbe museum

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09:00 - 18:00
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  • 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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ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40 (Plantage Middenlaan), Amsterdam
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Opening Hours

  • Monday - Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday - Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00


  • Nearly the whole exhibition is wheelchair accessible
  • Service dogs aren't permitted
  • Pets aren't permitted either
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
Dec 23, 2017
Fantastic, highly recommended! I just wish the museum was bigger, but that's in a good sense: visiting makes you excited for more.
Dec 11, 2017
I was surprised at how interesting the exhibits were done bravo.
And that ant colony was absolutely intriguing to me.
Sep 13, 2017
Excellent and informative
Sep 6, 2017
The museum was downright interesting! It's really a nice mix of interesting facts, gross sights and freaky looking microscopic life that's surrounding us all the time.
Good fun and a learning experience for everyone from 6 years and up.
May 4, 2017
Interesting information well presented. All the kids present really enjoyed the interactive experience.
Apr 25, 2017
Was good
Jul 17, 2016
Jul 8, 2016
Just perfect
May 31, 2016
Excellent hands on experience. Microbes can be sooo beautiful too. for kids , adults, grandpas...recommended!
Dec 31, 2017
Génial !

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