Opening hours and admission

Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10AM – 5PM
  • The outdoor museum is open troughout the year but the compounds are not fully equipped from 1 November to 1 April.


  • 1 November  to 31 March: closed on Mondays
  • 25 December (First Christmas Day)

  • Closed on New Year’s Day

Open Mondays 

The museum is open on Monday during national holidays and school holidays from 10AM - 5PM.


"A museum with both indoor and outdoor exhibits, with temporary and permanent displays of traditional African objects and African art. They tell stories about universal human themes and lets visitors discover that, despite cultural differences, we are all essentially the same."



Your ticket is valid for the Indoor and the Outdoor Museum. 

Adults € 14,00
Children aged 4 to 18 € 6,00
Family rate: 2 parents and children aged 0 - 12 € 32,50
Students € 6,00
Primary and secondary schools (in groups) € 5,00 (each student)
Friends of Tropenmuseum Free admission
Friends of Museum Volkenkunde Free admission
Holders of Museumkaart Free admission
ICOM-card Free admission

Disabled visitors

Both the main building and the outdoor museum are wheelchair accessible. The first floor can be reached using the lift in hall 4 where the temporary exhibitions are situated. Wheelchairs and special seats are available for your comfort at the main desk.


Other information 

  • Parking currency: € 2,00
  • Dogs are not allowed on museum grounds.