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Address: Meibergdreef 15 | J0-130, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH!

Want to see an amazing museum of the ilk you don't see every day? Well, this one definitely fits the bill...I left the place with a great appreciation for the fact that both of my... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Want to see an amazing museum of the ilk you don't see every day? Well, this one definitely fits the bill...I left the place with a great appreciation for the fact that both of my daughters managed to survive gestation without injury (well, as least as far as we know). If you have ANY interest in human deformities, out-of-the ordinary... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The museum really was amazing. When I entered the room I was immediately overwhelmed with how many specimens it contained! Definitely worthwhile paying the 2 euros (I think it was 2!) for a paper guide because it lets you know which are the specimens worth having a better look at and with how full the room is this is definitely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We visited this museum as our teenage daughter had heard about it from her biology teacher. It's a bit out of Amsterdam (within the Medical School) but worth the trip. The museum itself is like a work of art - amazing modern cabinets, beautifully lit, housing an incredible collection of Victorian bell jars containing curious, amazing anatomical specimens. Fascinating but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We decided to visit museum Vrolik after a recommendation from a bike tour we did. We were looking for something different to do in Amsterdam. We did get something different! This museum is interesting as it gives you an insight into life. There's an intriguing collection of human and animal anatomy parts and fetuses. If your looking for something quirky... More 

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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Do you want to do something different, odd and strange? Can you handle gore, are you able to travel a bit and are you willing to walk around in a hospital looking for the entrance? Then Vrolik is the place for you! It is a small museum in the university wing of a hospital near Amsterdam. When you take an... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Museum Vrolik is a bit out of the city center, but is easily accessible by train. The university is about a five minute walk from the train station and the museum is directly to the left once you enter the building. There's a sign hanging from the ceiling and pictures on the wall leading to the entrance. During our visit,... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a fascinating couple of hours here. A bit ghoulish with the large collection of foetuses and infant skeletons but informative and very interesting. Lots of good pathology could have done with a little more explanation in some cases. Amazing that the early specimens date to late 1890s and are still well preserved. Obviously the Amsterdam version of the Royal... More 

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1 Thank Roberto16979
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Medical background definitely useful, but amazing collection! Could do with more explanation but very interesting and would definitely return.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

My sister and I were searching for a museum in Amsterdam that was a bit different and we certainly found it. Free of charge, Vrolik provides a haunting collection of bodily specimens and deformities that we couldn't tear our eyes away from. Not for the faint-hearted, but oh my goodness, SO interesting! Definitely worth a visit, just a short train... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Firstly, this place was a little hard to find. The train took around half an hour (but went past Ajax's football stadium which was cool) and when we got off, nobody from the University nearby had any clue about the Museum. Eventually we spoke to a lecturer who took us right to it. It's actually inside the University Hospital. It's... More 

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