Amsterdam Sights


largest cultural anthropology museum in the Netherlands

KIT Tropenmuseum is a museum that tells stories about people from Africa to West and Southeast Asia, from New Guinea to Latin America. Visitors gain an impression of living traditions and the history of world cultures.

Houten katoenontpitter Beschilderde halve kokosdop

Feel the atmosphere of the tropics and subtropics: wander through an Arabic shopping street, rest in one of the nomadic tents, or hear the thunder of the African savannah.

Children's museum

Tropenmuseum Junior is designed to appeal to visitors aged six to 13. For children from the age of 1 there are lots of fun things to do in the Tropenmuseum. For children aged 4 and over there are special children's routes through the museum.



Tropenmuseum, housed in an impressive listed building overlooking Amsterdam's Oosterpark, is situated in Amsterdam Oost, not far from Artis Zoo.

How to get there?

tram3, 7 - stop Linnaeusstraat
tram9 - stop Eerste Van Swindenstraat
tram10, 14 - stop Alexanderplein
parkingMobypark Parking Tropenmuseum

Voorouderbeeld van een moeder met kind Houten wajang-topèngmasker, voorstellende Patih Kadasta Enkelvellige bekervormige trom
Model van een vergaderzaal Olieverfschilderij voorstellende een Javaans dorp

an ethnographic museum with accurate reconstructions of the different civilisations in the world

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Linnaeusstraat 2
Amsterdam (Oost)

official website

Opening hours

Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Entrance fee

€  84-18 years
free0-3 years

Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam
Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT)   Royal Tropical Institute

Amsterdam Tropen Hotel