Ripley’s Believe It or Not Amsterdam

For those first time visitors to Amsterdam, a lot of things about the city may seem weird. The funny thing is that while you’re trying to adjust to the culture shock, the city hits you with some more weird stuff. Ripley’s Believe It or Not is one of those “weird things” to do in Amsterdam. Located on the Dam Square, Ripley’s Believe It or Not isn’t just a normal museum in Amsterdam. It is not just an exhibition of bizarre objects, it is an attraction with a 5-dimensional cinema hall. You get to stand right next to the tallest person in the world, take a look at a “Vampire Woman” who had her entire skin tattooed and also has piercings with some bizarre jewellery. Behind the doors of Ripleys Amsterdam, a crazy and weird world comes to life. A world in which you have to decide for yourself whether what you read and see is really true. Prepare to be amazed! Believe it or Not, everything you see is REAL!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is where you meet the people who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records and hear the stories behind the rare pieces of art collected by world traveller Robert Ripley.

Inside Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum

Ripleys Believe It or Not museum in Amsterdam mixes ancient civilizations and modern art together in an attempt to preserve these for future generations. Ripleys Amsterdam is the ideal exhibition for those interested in history, culture (no matter how weird) and also human beings who have dared to challenge the status quo by taking their uniqueness and the act of being different to a whole new level. There are shrunken human heads made by the so-called headhunters; an original Russian space suit; the lunar Bible that was sent into space with the Apollo 14; a part of the Berlin wall that once divided the German capital; portraits of celebrities like Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, and Lady Gaga made from, among other things, gumballs, crayons, and other materials; and people who have done the craziest things to their bodies such as the “Lizard Man” and the “Vampire Woman”.

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At the beginning of the museum, you get to learn the story behind Ripleys, which is a must see to understand the work of Ripleys better.

Ripleys Amsterdam

Ripleys Amsterdam is one of the Ripleys museums as you can find Ripleys aquaria and exhibitions worldwide. Who was Mr. Robert Ripley? Robert Ripley visited more than 200 countries in his life, making him one of the most travelled men of his time. Inside Ripleys Believe It or Not the exhibition curious looks into the wonderful world of Mr. Robert Ripley. Robert Ripley, born in 1890 in the United States, was an adventurer, cartoonist, reporter, but mostly importantly, a collector of bizarre items and stories (which were facts by the way). In 1933 he opened his first exhibition in Chicago, which attracted more than 2 million people. Even after he died in 1949, the exhibitions remained popular and saw a record number of visitors flock into Chicago to see all of the weird objects he had collected on his travels. His collections can be found in, among others, America, Canada, Australia, Thailand and now also here in Amsterdam. It is important to note that every city has something unique to offer. For example, Ripleys Amsterdam is one of the few branches that can boast of a real Transformer from the Transformers movies. There’s also a unique 5D Moving Theater. The interactive exhibition is for people of all ages.

Don’t forget that a crazy world comes to life inside Ripleys Believe It or Not Amsterdam! A world where visitors have to decide whether what they read and see is really true. So it’s up to you to; Believe it or Not!

Our Review

We think Ripley’s is very much recommended for both locals and Tourists. In all honesty, I (Floris) went on a date with my girlfriend to Ripley’s, when we were only a few months together. The experience offers so many different unique items, facts, and to-do’s that there’s something catchy for everyone. On the other hand, you will also experience things that probably don’t catch your interest. Anyhow, it’s a very fun thing to do in Amsterdam.
There are a few things you need to pay additional money for in Ripley’s, like for instance the smallest disco in the World or shooting with a laser tag on some things that will move when you hit it. The Smallest disco was after all not worth the money, but the shooting is fun when you challenge your travel companion. This is what I did with my buddy Dani.

From our experience, we had at a certain moment enough of the museum after a good 2 hours, but since it’s so big, there were still things coming. Luckily at the end of the exhibit, there is a lounge where they serve cold and hot beverages, with a beautiful few over Dam Square.

Ripley’s is a museum where you can take lots and lots of funny selfies! Lastly, I’d like to ask you to take a look at the booth on the second floor, where you get asked to show what you can do with your tongue. It will be great fun afterwards ;).

Floris and Dani at Ripleys
Floris and Dani during their visit to Ripleys in februari 2024. We had a good time!

Museum Believe It or Not

Already did a canal cruise, visited  allmost all of Amsterdam’s attractions? You are not done until you visit Amsterdam Ripleys. Believe it or not. What to expect when visiting te exhibition in Amsterdam Ripleys?

  • Discover the bizarre stories behind some really amazing and extremely rare objects.
  • Play with optical illusions and also enjoy some interactive mind games.
  • See a 7-meter high robot made of car parts.
  • Take a seat in a gigantic wooden shoe.
  • View the Dam from a bird’s-eye view.
  • And many many more things that surprise you.

Ripley's Believe It or Not, Amsterdam

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Opening hours

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Amsterdam is open every day of the year from 9 am to 10 pm. These times can change for special occasions. Best time to visit remains between 13:00 and 20:00. Children under 14 years of age only have access under the supervision of an adult.  The exhibition lasts for about an hour and 30 minutes but most people really love taking their time to discover all that is there to see.

Monday till Friday  10:00 – 22:00
Saturday and Sunday  10:00 – 22:00

Ripleys Believe It or Not Ticket Prices and Discount Tickets

If you think Amsterdam is not crazy enough, come to pay a visit to Ripleys Believe It or Not museum on the Dam Square and be amazed at their collection of weird and crazy artifacts that would arouse your curiosity. You can order Ripleys Amsterdam tickets on their official website and also right here via the blue bar.

Ripleys Amsterdam Tickets

In the table below you will find the regular prices for Ripleys Amsterdam. As your trip to Amsterdam might be expensiv, you don’t want to pay more than necessary. Our online ticket partner Tours & Tickets offer Ripleys Amsterdam tickets for discount prices.

Adults (15 and older) € 22,50
Children (5 – 15) € 13,50
Children (0 – 4)  Free of charge

Ripleys Amsterdam Tickets Discount

Order your Ripleys Amsterdam tickets here and discover the world in just one location!

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not Address and Contact Information


Dam 21
1012 JS Amsterdam
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +31 (0)20 369 71 20

Ripley's Believe It or Not Amsterdam

The ThingsToDo Team paid a visit to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Amsterdam to take a look at what all the hype was about. The exhibition isn’t just located in a perfect part of Amsterdam with a bird’s eye view of the Dam Square from the highest floor, it is also a different and exciting world on its own. From the moment you walk in, you get the feeling that it’s definitely going to be exciting. From the introductory story on the life of Ripley’s to the wonderful café on the first floor and all other amazing objects on display, the world of Ripley’s is definitely one we should all see.

Pay a visit to Ripley’s Believe It or Not and you definitely won’t be disappointed. Below are some pictures we took of the exhibition. These and many more are on display at Ripley’s. Don’t forget to order your tickets on our website and leave reviews after your visit.

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Entrance to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!


Fattest man in the world!
The fattest man in the world can be found at Ripley’s!


A look at the costume from the far East!
A look at the costume from the far East!


Shrunken head at Ripley's!
Shrunken head at Ripley’s!


Transformers at Ripley's Believe It or Not Amsterdam!
A Real Transformer from the movie Transformers!


A Replica of a Wooden Bugatti at Ripley's Believe It or Not Amsterdam!
A Replica of a wooden Bugatti at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Amsterdam!


Ripley's Believe It or Not Amsterdam!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Amsterdam!


Ripley's Believe It or Not Amsterdam!
Tallest man in the world in the world.

Public transport to Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is easily accessible by tram from various NS stations in Amsterdam. With the button below you can find accurate advice for the real-time travel times to Bodyworlds 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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Parking near Ripley’s Believe It or Not:

Q-Park Dam Square, entrance right next to the Bijenkorf (close to the Stock Exchange building): Visitors can always park in the Q-Park garage but understand that this part of Amsterdam can always be very busy and the best mode of transportation is public transport. Take the tram, hop off at the Dam Square, in front of the monument.

Note: There’s also a parking lot for bicycles right next to the entrance of the Q-Park garage. For visitors who wish to go by bike, the parking lot is totally free of charge.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not FAQ

If you buy your Ripley Amsterdam tickets online, do you get to stand in the queue?

No, you can walk past the counter and directly into the museum. You only have to show your tickets when you go upstairs to the first floor. You also have to bear in mind that sometimes, there could be a queue for people who already have tickets. Then you have to stand in the queue but for never for long.

How much time do people spend there on average?

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. You stay for as long as you want.

Is the Ripleys museum Amsterdam wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the museum is wheelchair accessible.

Are children allowed inside museum Believe It or Not?

Yes, children below the age of 14 have to be accompanied by an adult.

Is smoking allowed in the museum Believe It or Not? 

No, smoking isn’t allowed inside the museum.

Are visitors allowed to bring in food/snacks into the Ripleys museum?

No, guests must dispose of all food, drink and chewing products before entering the museum.

Have you been to Ripley's Believe It or Not? Please leave a review and help others decide whether it's something for them! Is it worth visiting? Would you recommend it to your friends and family? Tell us about your experience by filling the review form below.


Fun, but long exhibit

Went to Ripleys with some friends, we had lots of joy, but after 2 hours all of us were done with the exhibit, and then there came another floor to visit, which was too much for us!



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