Tickets for Tropenmuseum of World Cultures
Museum of world cultures that celebrates cultural diversity through artifacts
- 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
The Tropenmuseum's returning exhibition explores the most provocative canvas of all: the human body. Showcasing everything from ancient tribal body modifications to modern tattoos and cosmetic surgery, it studies and celebrates body art throughout the ages and across cultures and countries. You can even decorate a virtual body in the interactive stations!
On the outside, the Tropenmuseum is an impressive Dutch brick building. Inside, it contains the whole world! Located in Amsterdam's hip East, this museum uses artifacts from around the globe to challenge visitors to think about the world around them.
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.
Afterlives of Slavery
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.
Fashion Cities Africa
Shining a light on the diversity of fashion and modes of self-expression, Fashion Cities Africa examines the signature styles of four African cities – Casablanca, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi. With fashion items, personal accounts, blogs, photographs and films, this new exhibition explores the link between personal identity and place.
- Access to the Tropenmuseum
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
- Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
- The Tropenmuseum is also open on Mondays on the following days: June 5, July 8 - September 3, and October 16 & 23
- Tram: Line 3 or 7 to Linnaeusstraat; 9 to Eerste van Swindenstraat; 10 or 14 to Alexanderplein
- Bus: Line 22 to Muiderpoortstation (plus 10-minute walk)
- Train: Any train to Muiderpoortstation (plus 10-minute walk)
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.
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