We have detected the Javascript function of your browser is disabled.
Please activate it to browse thalys.com in normal conditions.

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Destinations

A deal worth trying?

Useful information

Tropenmuseum
Linnaeusstraat 2
Amsterdam

www.tropenmuseum.nl


Is this local secret a favourite of yours? Click on the heart to add it to your guide.
I’m adding it to my guide 13 have added it

Aside from its magnificent architecture, the Amsterdam Museum of the Tropics (formerly the Colonial Museum) will fascinate both young and old with its unique collections devoted to distant civilisations, some of which have now vanished.

Treasure trove

Take your kids, even the littlest ones. If they’re anything like my 3-year old son, they will be amazed by the sparkling masks and costumes of the Latin-American carnival, the magnificence of the Buddhist altars, and musical instruments from around the world, not to mention the impressive statue of the African god Legba, symbol of Evil, whose head sprouts horns and whose outsized phallus is bound to amuse. What’s more, there are realistic replicas of many habitats, such as an Arab souk or a yurt, which makes a fun way for kids to explore other ways of life.

One of the best children’s exhibits in the world

Steer your older kids (6-13 years) to the junior section on the ground floor, which sets an example worldwide with a new interactive exhibit every 3 years full of interesting activities. Hand your brood over to the trained guides for an hour-and-a-half session and then you can slip off to the Indonesia section. You’ll be astounded by the emotive power of the exhibits, which make no bones about the abuses committed by the former Dutch colonists. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-17:00. Closed Mondays and holidays.

Laurence, 46 a cool mum

I’m the mother of two supercharged children. I’ve also been living a great love affair with Holland for the past 20 years! I’ll take you to places in Amsterdam that will make you feel good, where the products and the welcome are high quality and where, most importantly, you’ll never stress out. Ready to go?

You might also like ...


Send this article to a friend
Your First and Lastname
Your Email
Your friends Emails
Message
Great travel deals
 
0 Favourite(s) in my guide
Find your write-ups in your personalised favourites guide. When your guide is ready, just print it out or save it.

Find your deals on the map
Things to do in Amsterdam
Benefits and discounts
Useful information

Your coming stay