Welcome to the Tropenmuseum!

View below what there is to see and do in Amsterdam and at our other locations: Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal), Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden), Wereldmuseum (Rotterdam). Our research institute RCMC (Research Center for Material Culture) organizes events at various locations.

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kinderfeestje museum
On request

Celebrate your birthday in the Wereldmuseum Amsterdam

Is it your birthday soon? Have a children's party in the museum! Link

How do you celebrate?

Visit the cheery family venue Festivities! Worldwide Link
Tropenmuseum, museum buddy, body art
On request


The museum offers free museum entrance to newcomers and volunteers who coach them. Link
Our Colonial Inheritance banner
New expo

Our Colonial Inheritance

The exhibition shows how colonialism shaped the world of today, and how people endured colonialism. Link
Digital platform

Tag The Picture activity

The Tropenmuseum has an extensive collection of historical photos from Indonesia. Link
Things that matter
Permanent expo

Things That Matter

About objects of great personal significance, that are closely related to major social issues of today. Link
Rondleiding ZieZo Marokko NGT
On request

Tropenmuseum and International Sign Language

The Tropenmuseum wants to be accessible to as many people as possible Link
Permanent expo

What's the Story

About the colonial history of the museum, the world-famous collection and the architecture of the building. Link
Someone is getting rich
Now on display

Someone is getting rich - now on display

This exhibition investigates the relationship between colonialism and the financial system. Link
On display through March 3 2024


Inspiration and immersion in Arab music and cinema Link
tentoonstelling Plastic Crush
Now on display

Plastic Crush

From November 5 in Wereldmuseum Amsterdam: Plastic Crush Link
Suriname - tentoonstelling Tropenmuseum Junior
Until 01-07-2024

Sabi Suriname

A whole new world opens for you. Book a tour through Sabi Suriname. Link

Want to see more activities?

We have more to show! Because the website is set to English we cannot show you the full programme, as some of our activities are only available in Dutch. Switch to Dutch to view everything we have to offer.