Tropenmuseum Junior

Tropen Junior

Step into another world when you enter the Tropenmuseum Junior.

A dynamic design makes the exhibition area a completely different world. The children are immersed in it. The subjects come to life and children take an active part in the exhibition. Everyone’s curiosity is aroused. You learn by doing.

For more than 40 years

The Tropenmuseum Junior was founded in 1975 and is 40 years old in 2015. It’s the oldest children’s museum in the Netherlands and one of the oldest in Europe. 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. During their visit children experience that it can be inspiring and enriching to be open to others. 

“The Tropenmuseum Junior is a real experience!
All the senses are aroused!”
Visitor Tim

A plane’s waiting for you in the Tropenmuseum Junior. Go on board, fasten your seat belt, let’s go to… Morocco!

On the way you’ll meet Esmaa, Fatima, Nasrdin and Yousef. They’ll share with you what they’ve discovered in Morocco, their parents’ country. They’ll give you tips about who to visit, what you can see, taste and do. Follow their trail through the medina – a maze of narrow streets and alleys – and go on a bus trip right across Morocco. Try your hand at mosaics, calligraphy, fashion or culinary secrets. Everywhere there’s something to do.