Fodor's Expert Review Tropenmuseum

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The country's largest ethnographic museum was first built to educate the Dutch about their colonial history in the East and West Indies, but today it excels in hands-on exhibits covering all non-Western cultures. A gorgeous tiered atrium is rich with wood, marble, and gilt, and displays many, many pieces of antiquity, art, and musical instruments made accessible through workshops and in playful, simulated villages and bazaars, which convey the the full sensory experience of life in Java, the Middle East, India, Africa, and Latin America. There's also a park-facing patio where you can enjoy globally inspired food from the café.

At the Tropenmuseum Junior, children can experience other cultures through programs involving art, dance, song, and sometimes cooking. There are weekend activities such as drawing, building, and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers and their parents in the Kartini Wing. For preschoolers and over, there are special children's routes through the museum and... READ MORE

The country's largest ethnographic museum was first built to educate the Dutch about their colonial history in the East and West Indies, but today it excels in hands-on exhibits covering all non-Western cultures. A gorgeous tiered atrium is rich with wood, marble, and gilt, and displays many, many pieces of antiquity, art, and musical instruments made accessible through workshops and in playful, simulated villages and bazaars, which convey the the full sensory experience of life in Java, the Middle East, India, Africa, and Latin America. There's also a park-facing patio where you can enjoy globally inspired food from the café.

At the Tropenmuseum Junior, children can experience other cultures through programs involving art, dance, song, and sometimes cooking. There are weekend activities such as drawing, building, and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers and their parents in the Kartini Wing. For preschoolers and over, there are special children's routes through the museum and events on Wednesday afternoon and holidays. Most children's activities are in Dutch. http://www.tropenmuseumjunior.nl

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Museum/Gallery Family Educational Institution

Quick Facts

Linnaeusstraat 2
Amsterdam, North Holland  1092 CK, Netherlands

088-004-2800

www.tropenmuseum.nl

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €15, Closed Mon., except on some (school) holidays

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