Tropenmuseum

Tropenmuseum

Museum about foreign cultures, including special museum part for children (this 'Tropenmuseum Junior' has all texts in Dutch, so it might be less suitable fro non-Dutch children).

The existence of the Tropenmuseum is directly linked to Holland's colonial past. It has served for a long time as knowledge center of the colonies, and more generally, as knowledge center for other cultures.
Due to government cuts, the Tropenmuseum had to close its library in 2012/2013. The Tropen Theater also had to close down.
The large part of the library collection has been taken over by the world-famous Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt. A number of books have just been given away to whoever wanted them.

In 2015 the Tropenmuseum underwent a renovation. The museum is now also accessible from the park side (in Oosterpark).

Address:
Linnauesstraat 2
Web:
http://www.tropenmuseum.nl

Opening hours:
Tu-Su 10 am 5 pm
Mondays on public holidays and school holidays: 10 am 5 pm
On 24 and 31 December the museum is open till 3 pm
The Tropenmuseum is closed on 1 January, 27 April and December 25.

Tropenmuseum is open on Mondays that are public holidays (Boxing Day, second Easter and Pentecost Day).

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Tropenmuseum

Tropenmuseum