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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently Asked Questions

Over the years, many people have asked us questions about the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam by post, email and phone. Answers to the most frequently asked questions are provided here. If your question is not included, please contact us using the accompanying contact form.

When is the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam open?

The Wereldmuseum Amsterdam is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. It is also open on Mondays on public and school holidays from 10 am to 5 pm. On public holidays different hours apply.

For more information see Hours and Admission

Can I change my purchased tickets to another day?

Can't come on the day you bought tickets for? Send an email to and we will help you move to another day. Please note that no refunds will be made for tickets already purchased.

How long will my visit take?

We noticed that most people have spent three hours taking in the information and prefer to come back again. If you visit one of the individual exhibitions, you usually spend between half an hour and an hour. This of course depends on whether you read everything, etc.

Is Wereldmuseum Amsterdam easy to reach?

Wereldmuseum Amsterdam is easily accessible by public transport. See the options below:

  • From Central Station: tram 14 (stop Alexanderplein)
  • From Sloterdijk / Leidseplein: tram 19 (stop Eerste van Swindenstraat)
  • From Muiderpoort station: tram 3 (stop Linnaeusstraat)
  • From Leidseplein station: tram 7 (stop Alexanderplein),
  • From Lelylaan / Leidseplein station: tram 1 (stop Linnaeusstraat)
  • From the water: Canal Bus and Artis Express Boat

Or see full public transport info and directions.

Can you park at Wereldmuseum Amsterdam?

Next to the museum, at Mobypark, there is opportunity to park for a fee, but only a limited number of parking spaces are available. It is easier to park at QPark Oostpoort. This is just a 10-minute walk from the museum. 

For the disabled, two parking spaces are available in the car park of the adjacent Amsterdam Tropen Hotel. You can use these parking spaces upon showing your disabled pass. Reservations are not required.

Also see full route description.

What exhibitions are on at the moment?

For a survey of current and forthcoming presentations see the Agenda.

Can I take photos at the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam?

Photography is permitted at the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam, including flash photography. Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed. Press or other professional photographers, wishing to use a tripod, can apply for permission by emailing to

Is it possible to do a (wedding) photo shoot or videoshoot at Wereldmuseum Amsterdam?

We often receive requests like these. Unfortunately we do not have enough capacity to guide and therefore we cannot fulfill these requests.

Is the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam accessible to wheelchair and mobility scooter users?

The Wereldmuseum Amsterdam is accessible to wheelchair users: there are no thresholds and an elevator gives access to all floors. The museum has several unmechanised wheelchairs for visitors. Mobility scooters are not permitted in the museum.

Read more about accessibility of the museum.

May I bring my dog to the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam?

Dogs or other pets are not permitted in the museum, except assistance dogs and guide dogs for the blind.

Does the museum offer guided tours?

You can book a guided tour through the museum. You can find more information here.

How do I stay informed about Wereldmuseum Amsterdam events?

All our activities and exhibitions are announced at the What's On page, or follow us on FacebookX (Twitter) or Instagram

Can I see Wereldmuseum Amsterdam exhibits online?

The Wereldmuseum Amsterdam offers an online database of objects and photos. Information about exhibitions, literature and events relating to the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam is also available.

How do I receive press releases?

Press releases and visual material are available on the Press page. For other questions relating to press coverage please contact the museum via


Are there jobs or internships available at the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam, where do I find vacancies?

Wereldmuseum Amsterdam vacancies are advertised in Dutch on the Job vacancies page.

I own an exclusive object. Can the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam appraise it?

The Wereldmuseum Amsterdam does not appraise objects.

Can I get vaccinations, medication and/or medical advice about tropical countries at the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam?

The Wereldmuseum Amsterdam provides no vaccinations nor medical advice about vaccinations. Contact one of the following organisations:

Does the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam do genealogical research?

The Wereldmuseum Amsterdam does not do genealogy research. You can contact:

Is er een audiotour beschikbaar?

Ja, er is een audiotour. Met de audiotour krijg je meer informatie en achtergrondverhalen bij de tentoonstellingen Onze Koloniale Erfenis en Things That Matter. De audiotour is beschikbaar in het Nederlands, Engels, Nederlandse Gebarentaal en is ook beschikbaar in een versie voor mensen die blind of slechtziend zijn. Kijk voor meer informatie op de pagina van de audiotour.