Museum about people
The Tropenmuseum is a museum about people, housed in one of the most impressive museum buildings in the Netherlands. From the monumental Light hall there is a wide view of what the museum has to offer.
Objects with a story
The extensive permanent display and regularly changing exhibitions feature objects that all have a story to tell about humankind. Stories about universal human themes like mourning, celebration, ornamentation, prayer, conflict. From Africa to West and Southeast Asia, from New Guinea to Latin America: come to the Tropenmuseum and discover that, despite cultural differences, we are all essentially the same.
The Tropenmuseum Junior is the Tropenmuseum’s children’s museum. You step into another world when you enter the Tropenmuseum Junior.
It is renowned for its appealing museum concept (seeing, touching, experiencing and participating) and has the general objective of stimulating an open outlook on the world.