Museum Vrolik has taken measures to enable a safe visit. Buy your tickets in advance and prepare your visit well. Check the link for more information
The collection in Museum Vrolik is certainly not for the faint of heart! Steel nerves are strongly advised: the exhibition shows, among other things, anatomical models, skeletons, skulls, anatomical models and reconstructions. There are also examples of babies with congenital anomalies, such as conjoined twins and cyclopean babies.
Professor Gerardus Vrolik was in addition to a dissection and zoologist also specialized in congenital anomalies, also known as teralogy. He and his son collected a collection of medical and anatomical items for years. A special collection that is still of great scientific value today. The Athenaeum Illustre (the predecessor of the UVA) bought this collection from the professor in 1865, but did not exhibit it until 1984. At that time, Museum Vrolik was still part of the Amsterdam Medical Center.
Accessible to the general public
The museum mainly welcomed many students and medical specialists, but has also been targeting a wider audience for several years now. Museum Vrolik is open on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on weekends. More information can be found on the website.
From this year on, visitors can make a special voyage of discovery through the (unusual) human body in the completely renovated Museum Vrolik.
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