Amsterdam

Tropenmuseum

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2 Linnaeusstraat,
Amsterdam,

Netherlands,
1092 CK.

This ethnographic museum is an initiative from the Royal Tropical Institute, which seeks to understand and preserve non-Western cultures. The ornate, four-story brick building houses art, photographs, music, and film to highlight the cultures of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. An ongoing exhibit “Death Matters,” is an examination of how global cultures cope with death. Permanent collections focus on subjects like “Man and Environment,” the “World of Music,” and “New Guinea.” Tropenmuseum also has educational initiatives for children, including interactive exhibitions such as "China Qi"—meaning "vital energy"—which explores the ancient arts of Tai chi, kung fu, feng shui, calligraphy, and more.