Tropenmuseum Amsterdam (Tropenmuseum of World Cultures) is one of the hidden secrets of the city. The extraordinary building is located in Amsterdam East next to the Oosterpark. The story about humankind will be told via permanent displayed and often changing exhibitions. Many topics of universal human meaning will be covered in a catchy modern and inspiring way.
Your exotic journey through this huge and rich museum will feel relaxed because of the almost perfect combination of transparency and space in the building. It doesn’t overwhelm you.
The modern and smart way of the presentations in the museum is focused on creating a pleasant atmosphere to the larger public.
This beautiful brick building dates from 1926. Although, the roots of the museum go all the way back to Haarlem 1864. In this year Frederick van Eeden founded the Society for the Promotion of Industry (in Dutch: Maatschappij ter bevordering van Nijverheid). The reason for the existence of the Tropmuseum was to show the story about the inhabitants of the foreign countries where the Dutch overseas possessions came from.