Hotels near Tropen Museum, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Hotels near Tropen MuseumThe Tropenmuseum is a folk art and ethnographic museum housed in one of the finest historic buildings in Amsterdam.
The collection in the Tropenmuseum has many interesting stories to tell! Here, you will get a chance to meet and know the most exciting, beautiful, and interesting stories from around the planet.
The museum, as the name implies, is all about tropical locations. The museum has permanent exhibits on the regions of Oceania, Southeast Asia, Western Asia, Latin America, Africa, North Africa, and subjects like 'Dance and Theater', 'Man and Environment' etc.
If you are looking for extensive information on non-western cultures of the planet, this museum is the most perfect place to visit. The Tropenmuseum houses 8 permanent exhibitions. Also, there is a continuing series of temporary exhibitions, which includes both traditional and modern photographic work and visual arts.
The museum is famous across the world for its unequivocal ability to transfer its visitors right into the heart of the featured tropical locales by splendid displays that sound, look, feel, taste, and even smell as if one was experiencing the site firsthand
The museum also has a small dining area, where you can enjoy all kind of culinary delicacies from the tropical regions. The museum was established in the year 1864 and was opened to public in the year 1871.
The aim of the museum originally was to display the overseas possessions of Dutch. After Indonesia became independent in year 1945, the museum's scope changed from just Netherland's colonial possession to other undeveloped colonial states in Asia, South Africa and South America. Early 1970s saw the addition a new wing for children, which is now known as Tropenmuseum Junior. In a nutshell, this museum is a perfect place to visit for both adults and children.
The museum is located at Linnaeusstraat 2 in Amsterdam. The location is just outside the city-centre. If you are not staying in one of the Amsterdam Hotels near this area, you may want to take bus number 22 from the Amsterdam Central Station to 1e v. Swindenstraat; the museum is hardly 2 minutes walk from here. Or, you can also take a train from central station to Amsterdam Muiderpoort, and you would need to walk around 10 minutes to reach the museum.
1092 CK Amsterdam
The Tropenmuseum is open daily from 10 am - 5 pm.
On 24 and 31 December from 10 am - 3 pm.
The museum is closed on 1 January, 30 April, 5 May and 25 December. Website:TropenMuseum
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