Permanent activity

How do you celebrate?

Welcome to the party shop!

Our party shop is a cheery, family venue where you can find things from all over the world that are used in all kinds of different celebrations. Every day somewhere in the world, something is being celebrated. We don’t all share the same celebrations, but we all like a party. Take a look around in our party shop and discover celebrations you didn’t know existed. Do our music quiz, learn a festive dance or pick the best party outfit!

Festivities! Worldwide: Keti Koti

From 14 May till 10 July 2022 there is a creative activity in Festivities! Worldwide around Keti Koti.

Begeleide activiteit – Maak je eigen papel picado slinger

Zoals bij veel feesten is versiering een belangrijk onderdeel. In Mexico worden de huizen en straten kleurrijk versierd. Overal zie je lachende skeletten en kleurige slingers met motieven van bloemen, botten en schedels. Deze slingers heten papel picado en betekent 'geperforeerd gekleurd papier’. Het zijn dus papieren vlaggen met gaatjes erin. Vroeger werden de papel picado met beitels gesneden van dikke stapels vloeipapier. Maak tijdens deze activiteit je eigen papel picado slinger gewoon met een schaar!

Zaterdag en zondag en iedere dag in de schoolvakantie | 12.00-16.00 uur | Locatie: FEEST! Wereldwijd | Aanschuiven als er plek is | 4+ 

creatieve activiteit Papel Picado

Practical information

  • When: Saturday and Sunday from 14 May till 10 July.
    • In May: 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 May
    • In June: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 June
    • In July: 2, 3, 9, 10 July
  • Time: 12.00 - 16.00
  • Who for: 4+
  • Price: free activity (excl. museum entrance)
  • Reservation: not possible | join if there is room, walk-in is until 15:30
  • Please note: this activity is not for out-of-school care groups. View our offer for bso.
  • More information: 088 - 0042 840 (Mon - Fri: 10.00 - 17.00)

    Assignment cards

    Choose a festival, take an assignment card and go and explore together in the party shop. Letters are hidden everywhere, do the musical quiz, learn how to dance and listen to a story. Found all the letters? Then fill in the code word and have a photo taken at your party.

    Practical information:

    • When: continuous
    • Who for: 3+
    • Price: free activity (excl. museum admission)

    Celebrate your birthday!

    Is it your birthday and do you want to have a party for your friends in the Tropenmuseum? Look at all the possibilities


    Festivities! Worldwide is part of Feest! Weet wat je viert (Holidays! What are we celebrating?), an initiative of Museum Catharijneconvent, www.feestweetwatjeviert.nl (in Dutch only).