Tropenmuseum: immersed in history
As the public face of the Royal Tropical Institute, the Tropenmuseum
is a grand institution, both inside and out. Its beautiful brick building dates from 1926 and sits alongside the spacious greenery of Oosterpark
. Inside, its spectacular Lichthal (‘Light Hall’) greets visitors, with this large, open room overlooked by balconies and with its grand staircase climbing the far wall – the space typically being used to show off temporary exhibitions
and other large-scale works. And as you explore the museum’s smaller rooms, you’re expertly guided through Asia, Oceania, Africa and Latin America via authentic art, household and religious objects, photographs, music, film and interactive displays.
Family fun in Amsterdam
The museum is also renowned for its efforts in child-friendly exhibitions. Tropenmuseum Junior
offers an educational, inspiring and entertaining programme for kids
(6 to 13 year olds), aimed at introducing them to different cultures.
How to get there
Tram 9, 14. This information is subject to change; for up-to-date public transport info check the GVB website