Exhibitions & activities
Below you can find an overview of our temporary and permanent exhibitions.
On permanent show: art and culture from around the world. In addition to the temporary exhibitions you can also view the permanent presentation at all times.
A journey through time and the world. Thousands of stories, fascinating art and intriguing objects bring all kinds of cultures to life, displayed on three storeys looking out into the magnificent Light Hall.
See also: exhibition archive
Escher Meets Islamic Art
12 July 2013 to 5 January 2014
Black & White
How do black and white live together and view each other in the Netherlands, 150 years after the abolition of slavery?
1 November 2013 to 1 July 2014
Tropenmuseum Junior: MixMax Brasil
Look-listen-do exhibition MixMax Brasil at Tropenmuseum Junior
6 October 2012 to 29 March 2015
An inspiring exhibition about the tremendous cultural diversity and richness of African culture.
Latin America and the Caribbean
This exhibition draws attention to the cultural and social history of the inhabitants of the continent.
Man and Environment
Shows how people in the (sub)tropics live in various ecosystems
World of Music
Permanent exhibition about music worldwide
Netherlands East Indies
This exhibition shows 350 years of Dutch colonial history.
Rituals dominated the religious lives of the Papuans, the inhabitants of the island of New Guinea. The objects in this exhibition played a central role in these rites and ceremonies.
Round and about India
The Tropenmuseum tells a story about India and her neighbouring countries. Stories about people, ideas and objects.
An exhibition full of stories about love, cunning and courage
West Asia & North Africa
This exhibition examines life in an area dominated by Islamic culture, in town and country.
Objects illustrate their traditional and continually developing cultures.