Tropenmuseum Tours

Since opening its doors back in 1864, the Tropenmuseum, or ‘Museum of the Tropics’, has amassed 175,000 objects from Dutch colonies around the world, making it one of the largest museums in Amsterdam.

Split into eight sizable permanent exhibitions, the items showcase the daily life and possessions of Dutch overseas residents and provide a fascinating glimpse into the diverse cultures and traditions of inhabitants around the globe. Each exhibit focuses on a different geographical region, with Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, all getting a nod. Other key attractions include a vast collection of over 150,000 photographs dating from 1855–1940; a theatrical exhibition featuring masks, puppets and musical instruments from around the world; and a Junior sub-museum, with a series of interactive exhibitions and events, including dance, art and cooking, aimed at children. A varied roster of temporary visual arts and photographic exhibitions play a huge part in the Tropenmuseum’s popularity too, ensuring that the weird, the wonderful and even the downright ordinary are all covered.

The anthropological museum is owned and operated by the Royal Tropical Institute and housed in a specially constructed listed building in East Amsterdam. The sprawling mansion was constructed in 1926 to designs by JJ.Van Nieukerken and the elaborate facade features sculptures, friezes and carvings symbolic of Dutch history and world cultures.
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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam 1092 CK, Netherlands
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Hours: Tue - Sun: 10am – 5pm, Mon: 10am - 5pm
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Admission: 13 and older: €10, 4-12 years old: €6
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Faces of Amsterdam Small-Group Walking Tour

Learn what makes Amsterdam one of Europe’s most diverse destinations on a walking tour that explores the city’s welcoming past and multicultural present.  Hear firsthand accounts of immigrants who have built a new life in the Netherlands, and visit restaurants, shops, parks, and a local art studio that showcase the stories and talents of Amsterdam’s thriving migrant and refugee communities.
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus you’ll pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

Get the most out of your Amsterdam stay — and save money — with the I amsterdam City Card. With this pass, you enjoy unlimited free public transport, a free canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. Plus, gain free entry to 44 museums including the Rijksmuseum, the Rembrandthuis Museum, Van Gogh Museum (with time slot booking option) and Hermitage Amsterdam. Use your pass to discover this marvelous city at your own pace!
  • Duration: 4 days
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Van Gogh Museum & City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Why wait? Skip the line to Amsterdam’s iconic Van Gogh Museum. You’ll have the chance to check out more than 200 paintings by the Dutch impressionist, plus pieces by Monet and other contemporaries. Your entry includes a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket, which grants access to 11 other sites in town.
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Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Holland Sightseeing Pass: Free Entry & Discounts

Explore Holland’s vibrant capital with an Amsterdam and Holland Pass. Enjoy free and discounted admission to top attractions and museums, as well as convenient skip-the-line entry to the Keukenhof Gardens, Madame Tussauds, and the Rijksmuseum.
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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour with Rijksmuseum Ticket

Known as the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is home to UNESCO-listed canals stretching 62 miles. This combo hop-on hop-off boat tour pass allows you to explore Amsterdam’s scenic waterways and gives you entry to the divine Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ national museum. During a 24-or 48-hour period, make use of the many canal stops to explore top city attractions including the Anne Frank House. At the Rijksmuseum, stare in awe at masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch.’
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