BODY WORLDS Amsterdam – the happiness project

The BODY WORLDS Amsterdam exhibition takes you on a journey through the human body. It will teach you everything about human anatomy: the strength, defense mechanisms and vulnerabilities of the human body. Theme of the exhibition is ‘The Happiness Project’, it will take you on a quest to the anatomical effects of happiness. Is there a formula for happiness? What are the effects for our well being? What chemicals are involved? In the museum, you’ll find over 200 anatomical models, made out of real plastinated bodies. They will give you a unique insight into the effect of happiness is on the human body.

The BODY WORLDS Museum is an educational experience for both young and old, just like the Nemo Science Centre but on a different topic. Your kids will enjoy this Amsterdam museum to the fullest, unaware that they’re actually attending one of the most interesting biology lessons they’ll ever get. The project by Gunther Von Hagen, is unique in its kind. With the exhibitions held in Europe and America, already over 40 million people have visited the real-life anatomy lessons of German scientist Von Hagen. Explanation for this success is according to us the educative value of the exhibitions for kids and adults.

We definitely recommend BODY WORLDS Amsterdam to anyone who’s interested in anatomy and/or biology and looking for educative but fun experience. The museum is also popular among a lot of locals and receives loads of positive reviews online.

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Photo impression of BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project

Want to have a better understanding of what to expect from BODY WORLDS? Check out the following photos.

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BODY WORLDS museum opening hours

The BODY WORLDS museum is open 7 days a week 365 days a year, except for Kingsday the 27th of April. On holidays the museum is open even longer till 10 pm in the evening. Please do keep in mind that the last admission is one hour before closing. Make sure you’ve bought your ticket at least one hour before closing.

Sunday till Friday 09:00 – 20:00
Saturday 09:00 – 22:00

BODY WORLD’s Amsterdam prices and discount tickets

Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of BODY WORLDS. The regular entrance price for adults is 20,-. Children, students and seniors get a little discount, check out the regular admission prices in the table below. However if you’re not a a kid or senior, you can still get your discount tickets online via one of our ticketpartners. Check out the possibilities below!

Regular entrance prices

Adults€ 20,-
Students & seniors 65+€ 18,-
Children 6-18 years old€ 14,-
Infants 0-6 years oldFree

BODY WORLDS discount tickets online

As your trip to Amsterdam might already turn out to be a costly experience, you don’t want to pay more than necessary. Our online ticket partners and Tours & Tickets offer BODY WORLDS tickets for discount prices. Besides the discount, you also get fast track entrance tickets send to you straight away so you save yourself the hassle of standing in line, waiting to get in. The best discounts are often offered on combi tickets, which grant entrance to multiple museums/attractions. However, the tickets for just BODY WORLDS will also save you up to €2,- per person! Check out the various offers we selected for you below.

– Order your tickets with our exclusive discount code ‘THINGSTODO10’ and get 10% extra off –


Are the body parts of the exhibition real?

Yes, they’ve been preserved with a technique called plastination; body fluids are replaced with a special sort of plastic.

Is BODY WORLDS suitable for children?

Yes, children of all ages are allowed in. However the topic might be a bit too difficult for the youngest to understand.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?

Certainly, there’s an elevator in the building for wheelchair users. BODY WORLDS even offers discounts for wheelchair users.

Are pets allowed in?

No pets are not allowed in, except for guide dogs.

Address, contact information and route to BODY WORLDS museum

BODY WORLDS is situated in the street connecting Amsterdam Central Station to Dam Square.


BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project
Damrak 66
1012 LM Amsterdam

Public transport to the BODY WORLDS museum

BODY WORLDS is situated on the Damrak, the street which connects Amsterdam Central Station to Dam Square. Your best bet is to go to Amsterdam Central Station which is easily reached from any point in town. From Amsterdam Central Station it’s a 5-10 minute walk to BODY WORLDS. If you take a tram and pass Dam Square you can also get off at Dam Square it’s a little bit shorter.

From Amsterdam Leidseplein:

  • Tram 1, heading to Centraal Station
  • Tram 2, heading to Centraal Station
  • Tram 5, heading to Centraal Station

With the button below you can find accurate advice for the real-time travel times based on your current location. This application will help you when you are not sure which bus or tram you can take from your location.

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