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Must see: Bodyart expo at Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

27 March 2017


The Tropenmuseum is one of my favourite museums in Amsterdam. With treasures from all over the world, and changing exhibitions that are really worth going to. Like Bodyart! Because decorating your body is super hot and that’s something we’ve noticed lately, and as well how accepted tattoos are lately. But Bodyart is more than just tattoos and the new exhibition in the Tropenmuseum shows that very well. Good news for everyone who has a tattoo… during the openingsweekend op April 1 and 2 you can go in for free if you show your tattoo. Cool!

A few years ago the exhibition Bodyart was also in the Tropenmuseum, and now because of it’s success, it’s time for another edition. I remember what caught my eye last time when I entered; the film about the man with the skeleton tattoos. Maybe seen it ten times, and it remains impressive!


A new part of this exhibition is “My Bodyart”, full of personal stories about tattoos. What is the story behind a tattoo and what does body decoration mean to someone? Next Summer I will have my first tattoo done. I’ve thought about it a lot, because I can imagine that it will end up as an entire sleeve. An art piece that I’ll be working on during my travels.

During Bodyart the bodyart that is used to express ones identity will be central. It’s very unique to see something like this together, very breathtaking! From covered scars to burn wounds, and implants. From all over the world and from every culture. You really just have to see it yourself.

You can do this until July 30 2018 in the Tropenmuseum!

Tip: with the Museum card you can see Bodyart for free.

THE Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

Date: until July 30 2018
Address: Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Amsterdam East
Website: read all about the exhibition on the website tropenmuseum.nl


Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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Anne de Buck

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