Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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History Museum · Museum
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. Find out how to plan Amsterdam trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • An unexpectedly informative museum. Shows different cultures, how they use different materials and rituals to heal. Wasn't sure my husband would be interested but he was fascinated with history and....  more »
  • A wonderful place to learn and enjoy doing so. Very well organized and interactive. Another wonderful Amsterdam museum  more »
  • To be honest it wasn't quite what I was expecting. It became clear quickly that the museum would appeal to children more so than adults. I went to see the Japan exhibition and I felt it was limited. If you have a real interest in anime and models then it would have been more interesting. If you have a family and want to entertain the kids then it is a good place to go.
  • What a stunning museum! The exhibition cool Japan, longing for mecca and New guinea were Just spot on. Well set up and truly making it worth to visit
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