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).