De Boeddha Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

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Exhibit The Boeddha at the Tropenmuseum from September 23 until January 29

21 September 2016

what do you know about buddhism? test your knowledge now

There’s a big chance that you have a buddha statue at home. Perhaps it was a souvenir gift from a friend or you just liked the looks of it and bought it for decoration. Fact is that 1 in 3 Dutch people has a Buddha statue at home. And the odd thing is that of that large group almost 90% says that they know very little about Buddhism. These results are the outcome of a survey the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam held among 1.000 Dutchies in the weeks before their new exhibit called De Boeddha” which will show until January 29 2017. As you might know, the Tropenmuseum is one of my favourite museums in Amsterdam. That’s because I think their exhibits have great subjects that reflect the modern day zeitgeist. A great job for a museum that is about old cultures. With this new exhibit The Buddha I’m sure they have another hit this fall and winter.

During a visit of The Buddha you get to know all about the life lessons of this icon. There are unique international items on display, reports and interviews and you will learn about sacred Buddhist places all over the world. While I’m writing this blog I’m actually on my way to Java in Indonesia where I will also visit the Borobudur which is one of those holy places. For ‘My Buddha & I’ theTropenmuseum went for a search of stories behind Buddha statues via social media. In this short this will be an exhibit that is very diverse and sounds like it’s worth going to. If you do go for a visit then it’s fun to go for lunch or coffee at Café de Tropen. afterwards. This great museum café is renewed last year and has a beautiful terrace at the Oosterpark. Have fun!

de boeddha tropenmuseum tentoonstelling

The buddha at the Tropenmuseum

Where: the Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
When: September 23 2016 till January 29 2017
More info & tickets: Tropenmuseum.nl

Tip: are you a Museum Card holder? Then you get free entrance to the Tropenmuseum and 400 other museums in The Netherlands.

Amsterdam Bucketlist
THINGS TO DO:
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
FAVOURITE MUSEUMS:
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
SEASONAL:
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
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:
AFFORDABLE // €
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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
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.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
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