Body Worlds
Body Worlds
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project in the heart of Amsterdam tells the amazing story of our own body and the impact of happiness on our health. More than 200 anatomical specimens of real human bodies show the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the body. Join the 40 million people around the world who have already seen the exhibition and been on this fascinating voyage of discovery through the human body.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Damrak
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 7 min walk
  • Nieuwmarkt • 7 min walk
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  • Felicity T
    Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating exhibit
    I'm a Physiotherapist and had been trying to see this exhibition in London but the pandemic got in the way. We dropped by when in Amsterdam and really enjoyed it - really interesting if you work with anatomy and for the layperson too. Thanks to the friendly Arjen on the door too!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 March 2023
  • Joanne
    Lake Mary, Florida1,773 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience
    This was a do-not-miss museum. It was just awesome and I spent about 1.5 hours. What is great is that not only are there 'bodies', but the information is educational and I learned a lot. Displays are in both English and Dutch. You can take pictures inside. There are stairs to go down from one floor to another, and a few bathrooms. There are also lockers at the entrance if you don't want to lug your stuff around.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Bryce
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional staff and great museum!
    The moment we walked in, we were treated by charismatic and friendly staff who took interest in our travels and had a laugh. Arjen and Roman are absolutely incredible members and really make the difference when entering and leaving. The museum itself was very interesting and full of knowledge! So much to take in and learn and some cool activities too! Definitely worth while going! - from the Kiwis from Kerikeri
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2023
  • Abbey
    Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a biomedical scientist I'm biased but this exhibit rocks
    Amazing!!! I'm a huge science nerd and I was so so excited to see this permanent exhibition after seeing the touring exhibition back home in NZ several years ago. It's right up my alley and totally lived up to my expectations. I also loved the Happiness Project - I can understand that for some people staring at preserved bodies for an hour or two can stir up some weird feelings, but the Happiness focus was a really nice dip into considering mental health and your perspective on life. Also shout out to Rowan and Arjen - 10/10 lovely staff ❤️ I can't wait to find more BodyWorlds exhibits on future travels.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 May 2023
  • Eddie H
    County Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit especially families with teenagers they will learn lots
    My daughter was in body world a year ago and told us not to leave Amsterdam until we paid this place a visit. We are glad we did, there is so much you can learn from the human body here. Very educational. Would be great for families with teenagers. Will take about 2/2.5 hrs in total. Thanks to the chatty gentle at the main door who made us very welcome.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Pauline
    Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Out of body experiences…
    So this is a memorable activity which never quite leaves you. Glad we did not take our children, they would have been challenged to be engaged. We found the displays interesting because it was weird seeing bodies and body parts presented in such a unique format. It’s out there, so if you are okay with out of the box activities, this may suit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Finn
    Bearsden, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Body worlds trip review
    Wow! Such a beautifully displayed and intricate showcase; filled to the brim with insightful info about the body, mind, and soul. Great customer service too. We were lulled in by the lovely Arjen at the door. Well worth a visit and who knows? You may be lucky enough to have a chat with Arjen!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 July 2023
  • JR_Cy
    Athens, Greece8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique museum worth visiting
    A very interesting museum well worth visiting. For us, it has been a unique experience to observe the inside of the human body and learn useful facts regarding its parts and functions. The 'happiness project' is a kind of a reminder to all of us humans that happiness comes from within. It is something that we choose for ourselves and the way we choose to live our life according to our being. It is not in accordance to someone else's way of life. It is our inner feeling that creates happiness, along with how we interpret life. The museum staff were very friendly and helpful especially Mr. Arjen, thank you.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Loz H
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit!
    We turned up for a look round Body worlds this Monday, our first day in Amsterdam. We turned up at the door to a bit of a queue and the tills being down, but the lovely chap called Arjen on the door recommended we headed to Tours & Tickets, a chain of shops through Amsterdam where you can buy your tickets for all the good stuff, and he even gave us directions to get to the closest branch. We came back in minutes and got straight in, with Arjen giving us a wave and opening the gates, and explaining how to start through the 6 floors. The exhibition was fascinating, creepy and curious, and certain floors felt very close to home with family members having been ill through some of the diseases and conditions shown. The full people shown were really interesting to see, and really showed just how wild the human body really is. The size, the layout, and how we move is just gobsmacking! All in all, I definitely recommend going, and it’s worth getting tickets online or through Tours & Tickets shops. You'll not regret it!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Sharon H
    Peterborough, United Kingdom13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Body Worlds
    My partner wanted to see this so I went along with it - we went to see the happiness project, not for the squeamish but I can see how fascinating it is for those who wish to see the inner workings of the human body. I found some of the exhibits a bit ott especially the last one on the ground floor (can't give it away) which seemed unnecessarily over thought. Respect to all those who gave their bodies for exhibition/scientific research purposes.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
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Isabella
Queenstown, New Zealand21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
There was actually no line when I turned up so it was really easy to get in! Fascinating exhibit, amazing information and didn't take to long to view.
Written 29 February 2024
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koen b
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It was an amazing experience. We learned a lot about the human body. Things we didn't know. It was such an eye-opener. Great experience!
Written 22 February 2024
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Dear 996koenb, Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time at Body Worlds and we hope to welcome you back really soon! kind regards, BODY WORLDS Amsterdam
Written 28 February 2024
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Brad D
Plymouth, UK17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We went as wr have a discount via the I amsterdam cards. We liked the way you started at the top and worked you're way down the building, the exhibitions them self were very intriguing and informative.
Written 22 February 2024
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Dear braddT9599SP, Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy to read that you liked the Body Worlds! Hopefully, you can visit us again soon! kind regards, BODY WORLDS Amsterdam
Written 28 February 2024
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Gracie R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Had an amazing experience!!!! It said the average experience is 1 hr or an 1hr and a half, we spent 3 hrs in there as there was just so much to read and see!!! If you're into science and how the body works this is defiantly something you should see. I probably wouldn't take kids with me as they'd get bored but it all depends on what you've got planned for the day. ARJEN answered all queries and discoveries we had adding to the experience further.
Written 18 February 2024
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Dear 814gracier, Thank you for this fantastic review! How nice that you liked the exhibition as we work hard to make it as educating as possible :) Hopefully, you can visit us again soon. Kind regards, BODY WORLDS Amsterdam
Written 21 February 2024
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Nathan&Gemma
London, UK89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Visited Body Worlds as part of our Amsterdam trip. We had one of these in London but it suddenly closed down so never got to visit it.
The price of our visit was £19.21 each.

The experience it self is amazing and definitely an eye opener. You can see the multiple working ways of the human body from the veins, the nervous system to the brain. The way the bodies have been positioned is amazing and very interesting to see.

A word of warning, there is a part within here with shows bodies of babies and the functions of pregnancy etc. There are also examples of a foetus from 9 weeks through the end of pregnancy. I know some people may find this distressing; as i witnessed whilst i was there however it is also very interesting to see but i guess it’s worth knowing as that is not really advertised.

When i visited once i don’t think i would visit again unless a new exhibition opens.
Written 10 February 2024
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Dear NathanMun, Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy to read that the exhibition was interesting and you learnt a lot of new information. We are truly happy that you liked your visit and we can not wait to welcome you back! kind regards, BODY WORLDS Amsterdam
Written 21 February 2024
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karohelga
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was, by far ! The most amazing experience. So increadable, enlighting and I loved the theme of the museum, happiness and simpler life. We live to fast and have to much!
Written 3 February 2024
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Dear Guest, Thank you for the highest score possible! We are happy to see you have enjoyed our exposition and you found it interesting. We love to learn our guest new things and to inspire them. We hope you had a great time in Amsterdam and please come again! Kind regards, Body Worlds
Written 5 February 2024
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Rhianna M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Arjen and Mathias were wonderful in welcoming us to the museum and we had a wonderful time. Recommend going if you have some spare time in Amsterdam
Written 1 February 2024
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. A 5-star rating so good! We are happy to see you would recommend us and your kind comments will be shared with Arjen and Mathias. We would love to welcome you again. Best regards, Body worlds.
Written 2 February 2024
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Vita J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I had so much fun. Thanks to the employee Arjen who allowed me to take a great photo!
I think I was better at playing than those 'muscles' ;)
Written 30 January 2024
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Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star rating - it is much appreciated! We deeply appreciate your feedback regarding our exposition, we would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for recommending us. We will share your kind comments with Arjen! with kind regards, Body Worlds Amsterdam
Written 1 February 2024
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Stevie Traveller
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This exhibition is all over the world, and shows actual bodies of humans who have been executed or otherwise murdered in China and Russia. One is the pregnant lover of an influential Chinese woman who was caught and murdered. Watch the Joe Rogan podcast 2092 with Mariana van Zeller, in which he discusses the horrifying truth about this nauseating exhibition.
Written 30 January 2024
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Dear Stevie, The BODY WORLDS exhibitions rely on the generosity of body donors; individuals who bequeathed that, upon their death, their bodies could be used for educational purposes in the exhibition. All the whole-body plastinates and the majority of the specimens are from these body donors; a few organs and specific specimens that show unusual conditions come from old anatomical collections and morphological institutes. As agreed upon by the body donors, their identities and causes of death are not disclosed. The exhibition focuses on the nature of our bodies, not on providing personal information. We hope you have had a lovely time in Amsterdam! Kind regards, Body worlds
Written 5 February 2024
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Nick S
Bournemouth, UK13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I first saw the Bodyworlds exhibition in London in 2002. Back then it was very controversial with talk that the subjects, whilst agreeing to give their bodies to science, had not agreed for their bodies to to preserved and displayed in this way. However that is not my point; back then the exhibition was a shock. Nothing like it had ever been seen before (still true for people who have never been, like my wife who came with me on this recent visit). No, the real change is that years ago the exhibition was designed to shock: bodies chopped into various shapes, one guy was even cut into cubes I seem to remember. But more than that the bodies had been left in many cases with their skin and hair intact. They looked like real people who had literally just died. You could see the hair on their arms, their tattoos, eyelashes, eyebrows etc. There was no doubt that these were real people. The bodies I saw this week had none of these features: no skin, hair, tattoos etc etc. Because of this the bodies just look like plastic models with no signs of their true humanity. It just makes the whole thing……well, boring to be honest. And now rather than a shock horror show I feel it is much more like an educational show - trying to tell you how to live a healthy, happy life so you don’t get heart disease or a fatty liver (like the ones on show). I came out quite depressed! So to me it has been diluted, sanitised, and is educational rather than a little scary and much more interesting. You can get what they now offer in probably any museum. So don’t bother, it’s just boring and a pale shadow of the exciting, scary, weird and yet wonderful exhibition it used to be

Nick
Written 22 January 2024
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Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry that we could not live up to your expectations. Hopefully, you still had a great time in Amsterdam and could learn some new facts about the human anatomy at Body Worlds! Kind regards, Body Worlds Amsterdam
Written 25 January 2024
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