Welcome to Wereldmuseum Amsterdam!

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

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Now on display


SARI/STATEMENT is an upcoming exhibition about the contemporary sari in India and its diaspora. Link
kinderfeestje museum
On request

Celebrate your birthday in Wereldmuseum Amsterdam

Is it your birthday soon? Have a children's party in the museum! Link
Our Colonial Inheritance banner
New expo

exhibition Our Colonial Inheritance

The exhibition shows how colonialism shaped the world of today, and how people endured colonialism. Link
Things that matter
Permanent expo

exhibition Things That Matter

About objects of great personal significance, that are closely related to major social issues of today. Link
Permanent expo

exhibition What's the Story

About the colonial history of the museum, the world-famous collection and the architecture of the building. Link
On request

Guided tours

Want to know more? Book a guided tour. Link

How do you celebrate?

Visit the cheery family venue Festivities! Worldwide Link
Banner imprints
Now on display


What does it mean to live in the present with the colonial past? Elia Nurvista, Max Kisman and Sabine Groenewegen were asked to respond to this question Link
Martial Arts
Now on display

Martial Arts

De tentoonstelling Martial Arts laat zien waarom mensen aan vechtsporten doen, met een combinatie van persoonlijke verhalen en maatschappelijke thema’s. Link
Tropenmuseum, museum buddy, body art
On request


The museum offers free museum entrance to newcomers and volunteers who coach them. Link
Digital platform

Tag The Picture activity

Wereldmuseum Amsterdam has an extensive collection of historical photos from Indonesia. Link
Rondleiding ZieZo Marokko NGT
On request

Wereldmuseum Amsterdam and International Sign Language

The Wereldmuseum Amsterdam wants to be accessible to as many people as possible 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.