Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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    Tropical Amsterdam

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 5, 2013

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    Tropenmuseum and Oosterpark

    The Tropenmuseum is an anthropological museum. A visit to the Tropenmuseum is a journey through time and around the world. You get to know widely different cultures and get an excellent impression of everyday live in the tropics.

    Opening hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Su: 10AM - 5PM

    Admission: Euro 10.00

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    Oriental not Occidental

    by darkjedi Updated Aug 27, 2009

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    Well this museum was certainly different, and there were a great many things there that I had not seen before and it didn't seem anywhere as busy as other more well known museums in Amsterdam. Built on four floors around a vast atrium each level takes in an area of the Oriental world and other cultures outside Europe both tropical and sub-tropical.

    There are many recreations of other times and places, a room in Egypt, a street in Indonesia etc all filled with the sights and sounds of the place. Highly reccomended.

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    An interesting museum

    by Rita_ Updated May 9, 2006

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    The Tropenmuseum is one of the most fascinating anthropological museums in the Netherlands. A visit to the Tropen Museum is a journey through time and around the world. You get to know widely different cultures and get an excellent impression of everyday live in the tropics.
    It was a funny visit! :-)

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  • Go east along.....

    by Mariajoy Updated Nov 20, 2005

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    the Singelgracht to the Tropenmuseum.... Like I said before I am not a huge fan of museums... but this place was interesting... had a nice restaurant (The Ekeko - quite moderately priced) and shop selling nice (not tourist tacky) stuff. It wasn't overly busy. The focus in this place is the world's tropical and subtropical zones - and it really is quite interesting. 6.80E entry.

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    by AuTourDuMonde32 Written Dec 10, 2004

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    If you are at all interested in the Sheepvaarhuis or the Dutch East Indies Company,this museum is worth seeing.A huge collection of artifacts from the VOC's expeditions and colonies along with historical information and pieces...arranged by region.
    One of my favourite museums in the world.

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    Tropeum Museum (KIT)

    by codrutz Written Aug 15, 2004

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    KIT is the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (The Royal Tropical Institute). Included in the Amsterdam Pass there is also a visit to the Tropeum Museum, which by my impression is not as visited as the rest of Amsterdam's museums, but I urge you to visit because you cand find there some rather very interesting stuff.

    Tropenmuseum is one of the most fascinating anthropological museums in Europe and certainly the nicest I've seen. A visit to Tropenmuseum is a journey trough time and arround the world. You get to know real cultures and get an excellent impressions of everyday life in the tropics.

    What makes this museum so real is it's multimedia facilities (screens with movies and sounds) and most of all, the exact recreations of the places in time and place, like a typical bar in Mexic, a fabric factory in Indonesia, a street or a home somewhere in Asia or Africa. Entering the arranged space, with original objects and sounds, it's not hard to imagine and to travel back in time.

    In the picture you can see the head of a colonial explorer in the amazonian jungle (I used to make this my member pic :) because it's a little bit scary).

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    Explore other cultures at one stop

    by l-e-z-ah Written Jul 30, 2004

    It's a great museum if u'r into learning other cultures... u will see exhibits from different countries (they have different exhibitions from time to time)... what's interesting is the way they present it, which is by using different medias.... they show interesting objects n artefacts, lifelike models of stuff, small miniature, interactive programs, and so on

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    KIT Tropenmuseum (Royal Tropical Institute)

    by Jarin Written Jun 17, 2004

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    KIT Tropenmuseum

    The Tropenmuseum is one of the largest anthropological museums in Europe and was finished in 1926. There are permanent exhibitions that are interesting also for children.
    Their realistic reconstructions of local environments draw visitors right into the daily lives of the people of the tropics and subtropics, such as Java, noisy Arab streets, or the African savannah.

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    by eden_teuling Written Nov 8, 2003

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    This is a most exciting and wonderful, also amazing place to visit.

    You can see how adventurous scientists found their way to (once) far-off places.....what they had to do to stay healthy and sane, how they found their way through the jungles and other, for them, dangerous places.....

    Visiting this museum makes you feel like you were a member of those EXPEDITIONS....

    You can also see the results of their travels that often took months and months.....

    a special URL which might be interesting for you is:

    How to reach this MUSEUM: from Amsterdam Centraal (Railway Station) you have to take bus 22 or tram 9

    OPEN: daily 10AM - 5PM

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    by Mirellaboer Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Tropenmuseum
    t's a really nice museum about other cultures and especially about culture in the tropics.
    It's a very special museum

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    Visit some museums.The...

    by luciano Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit some museums.

    The biggest and most important is the Rijksmuseum, which I haven't visited and I regret it.

    In the picture, the KIT or Royal Tropical Institute/museum.

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