Musée Vrolik

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Meibergdreef 15
1105 AZ, Amsterdam
020 566 4928

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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🗣️ Musée Vrolik: Des avis

5/5 (42 Des avis)
Tonya Antony 1 year ago

Expérience fantastique: **Just a note to other visitors: please can you behave in a respectful manner? The collection consists of (pieces of) dead people, often dead babies. I don't know why this apparently is funny to some people, but snickering, giggling, and laughing is inappropriate in every museum and especially so when the museum is filled with dead people. You wouldn't start laughing at a cemetery when you notice the grave of a newborn, right? So why not give the same respect to the dead people making up this museum collection? These people were someone's child, sibling, and sometimes someone's father or mother too.** The Vrolik museum is great! Very interesting collection and with information boards in Dutch and English at a level understandable to a lay person. They also have an area for reading and a small museum shop. Friendly staff, and the museum is easily accessible with public transport. Good value for money. Highly recommended to people interested in anatomy who can behave in a respectful manner. If you are looking for a fun day out having bants with your mates, this isn't the museum for you and you're better off looking for something to do in Amsterdam city centre. The only thing I think could be a nice addition is a screen showing a schematic representation of embryonic development. No audio but with on-screen text in Dutch and English.

Pauette Aviles 1 year ago

Expérience fantastique: I crazy loved it If you come to Amsterdam YOU HAVE TO GO, remember to don't take pictures, spend as much time as possible, enjoy it, learn from it, and keep everything in your memory.

Cam Stacey 1 year ago

Expérience fantastique: Incredible collection of specimens, both of significant historical importance and of even greater scientific importance. As both students my wife and I visited this collection (on our honeymoon no less!) and we're greatly intrigued and educated by this experience. A must see for any student or researcher of a medical field.

Amber Y 1 year ago

Expérience fantastique: Stunning collection. I only wish that photos/videos were allowed so I could study and illustrate from the specimens. As others mentioned, don't go if you're uncomfortable with the macabre or morbid side of things. Definitely not for young children. Some say you can expect to spend around 2 hours there, but if you read everything I think you could spend half of a day! There are cards to read more information on the specimens, but they are difficult to match and sometimes are read in a different order. An audio-guide or plaques would assist in navigating the exhibit.

cian conroy 1 year ago

Expérience fantastique: Extremely fascinating, but definitely not a museum for a weak stomach! If you’re interested in learning more about the human body then this is the place to go, there are some incredible exhibits and displays to see! It’s located a good distance out of Amsterdam but it’s still very easy to get to on the metro or train. Visited on Weekday Reservation recommended No … More

Nina Aranda 1 year ago

Expérience fantastique: Really interesting place. Totally recommended for medical research but as normal "tourist" it can be a shocking experience.

XamiiaX W 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: It was truly wonderful. The collection is incredible and really full. It's a great and interesting experience.

J.S 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: If you like to know more of the human body this is the place to go. It looks small but there is so much to read in English and Dutch. There is very friendly staff. (Disclaimer: if you don't wanna see real dead body's it's not the place to go)

Jessi Hatch 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Such an amazing aesthetic for the anatomy nerd!

Camilla 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: My friend and i spent two hours here looking at the specimens and reading some of the info cards. I found the part of the museum with twins very interesting

N 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Super cool! I went there as part of the museum night Amsterdam and had a great time. They did a tour with no lights which added a bit of creepiness to the whole tour.

Julia Lumina 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: GEWELDIG! Amazing collection of curiosity’s. You can spend hours looking at everything and it never gets old. Bring a jacket, it’s cold inside :)

Bogi B. 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Quite an insightful museum, and even if the space is rather small, we spent here 3 hours (bring a coat ;) The personal was very kind and helpful. No pictures made, because it is not allowed, but I would suggest everyone before visiting to research the museum. It is certainly not for everyone.

Chrissy Darko 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Vrolik is such an awesome museum. You can see a large amount of medical wet specimens, body anomalies, human and animal osteology... a must see for lovers of the curiosities and anatomy world.

Erin Richardson 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Very creeping and disturbing museum. You have to train your mind to not think about the fact that these are human remains. Once you can move past that, the museum is an interesting insight into the anatomy of the human body. Bit far from the centre so account for an additional $6.40 on top of your €7 entry fee if you wanna go here but you're staying in the CBD.

Stefan van de G 2 years ago

Expérience fantastique: This is a great museum to see the anomalies in human growth, especially in the womb. A very interesting medical collection within the academic hospital in the southeast borough of Amsterdam. Complete the day with a visit to Gaasperplas (beautiful and peaceful park with a small lake). That's a tip from me (a local).

Aranka van Veen 3 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Went here with another medically educated person, which makes it that much more fun. If you are curious or interested in physical anomaliesn or just how the body works, this is a nice place to go. Easy to reach by public transport, not expensive at all, and you can spend as little or as much time as you want here. The place is not too big, but has a great collection from all body parts, birth- and growthdefects, and even a section of animal skeletons. There are pamphlets that explain a little bit of what you are looking at, and if need be you can google some stuff. Pics and videos are not allowed here! I'd say it's extra fun to bring someone who has some medical knowledge, but it's by no means a necessity.

Stephen J Boothroyd. 3 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Saw this musesm in a guide viedo on YouTube. I like this type of museum. I was not disappointed it is full of animals and human specimens that are deformed etc also an array of many animal bones from fish to monkeys and many more. I recommend you visit i loved it.

Vero Go 3 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Small but intersting museum .. its inside of a university... 7 euros the entrance fee.

Milorad Stevanović 3 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Incredibly interesting place. Very macabre so avoid if you're squeamish. For a group larger than four, I highly recommend the guided tour! We were led to the most interesting pieces of the collection and enjoyed it much more knowing the history and the background of the items.

Erik Haiczinger 3 years ago

Expérience fantastique: We've easily spent almost three hours looking at the exhibit. It is very fascinating, but definitely not for the faint hearted. The English explanation cards were also informative which I recommend using.

Jennifer Englund 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Fascinating and somewhat haunting (in a good way). Specimens are presented in really compelling ways, like showing the brain developing throughout gestation vs the adult brain and comparative anatomy with other species. I do wish they allowed photos of some areas (I appreciate the respect given to the dead, but it is also valuable to share knowledge). I also wish they had a catalog of what each item is (aside from just the Latin names on the labels). But overall one of the most interesting museums in the world really.

Weronika Kolinska 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Absolutely fascinating place! Entry is free, museum itself is quite small but the number of specimens is very impressive. Definitely worth a visit if you're interested in anatomy and/or morbid things. Not for the squeamish!

Martyna K 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Absolutely interesting place! Exhibition is huge and diversed, descriptions explain value of each item and teach about human body and how our body can be f*cked up. I wound not recommend this place for sensitive people.

Juliana Oliveira 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: I would say is one of the best museums I ever visited. It's fascinating. It's small but really interesting. The information cards are very informative and easy to understand. But it was really hard to find the way, should have some signs, I know it's not very touristic, but still.

Leen Kraniotis 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Super interesting to see the human race in all these different forms and shapes. They also have animals, but the human is the main focus: Skeletons, deformed foetuses in formaldehyde, body parts, there's even some genitalia.

D.H. V. 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Make sure you have enough time in case you want to get all the information. Only the parts with the animals don't have as much information as one might hope. Friendly staff, very calm environment. Worth a visit, but keep in mind that sensitive people might not enjoy some parts of the exhibition.

Jo Burns 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Very interesting museum! I only wish I would’ve asked to sketch the specimens! The woman working the counter was very friendly and helpful and also interested in the history and knowledge stored within. Worth a visit especially if you are interested in the obscene!

Idunn Braut Joheim 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Intense experience. Very beautifully laid out, and extremely fascinating. No audio guide unfortunately but very informative posters. No photos due to respect of human remains.

André Rossen 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Really a hidden gem of a small museum, located just 20 minutes from the Central station it's a must visit! Only thing to mention is that there's a €7.5 entry fee to ven though it says it's free on the web.

Gianluca Panza 4 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Waw very interesting place to visit. A lot of real human bodies part, nedded in past for study. Everything's with the good description. Don't be impressed about what you will see because we are like that. I strongly recommend this Museum for your culture.

Norm McGlone 5 years ago

Expérience fantastique: An impressive collection of human specimens covering the range of the body.

Amy Pretorius 5 years ago

Expérience fantastique: It was so cool, it was small but if you took the time in reading the info cards you could spend a good 2 hours there. They have English and Dutch info cards. It was also confusing to find at first but nothing too major.

Julian 5 years ago

Expérience fantastique: To anyone with even a vague interest in biology, this place is excellent. I'm not very knowledgable about the subject, but the person I visited with was, and was absolutely enraptured with every item. Some other reviewers have warned this previously, but it might not be suitable for the faint hearted! Although shocking at times, it is certainly worth a visit.

Leticia Martinez 5 years ago

Expérience fantastique: This museum is free but it’s part of a university. We went on a Tuesday. Don’t know if the school was closed that day but it was VERY HARD to get in the building. The only way in was far in the back and we followed a student inside because the door only opens with a scanned badge. IF you are able to get in the building to the museum, it’s a very interesting collection. It’s just a large room and you’re allowed to look around at your leisure. The school was very empty which explains why we had such a hard time getting inside but maybe we went on an ‘off’ day. No pictures are allowed FYI.

Ben Hurst 5 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Incredibly interesting array of subjects and specimens. The entrance is free as it is within the university it is run by. There is no entrance fee, however, they do ask that a small donation is made which we did as there are so many unbelievable specimens. They are all laid out in a logical manner of being in different stages of growth, development or by body part. This is not for the faint hearted but for anyone with a interest or career in human anatomy or biology this is worth the train ride to the south of Amsterdam and the ten minute walk from the station. My partner works as a midwife and found everything amazing, something that she had never seen before. There must have been great skill to remove the foetuses in the near perfect state they were in. There is also quite a few animal exhibits too, meaning that a veterinarian or zoologist would definitely find some benefit here. The museum is not well sign-posted outside the building, but once inside it is a left from the door pointing towards the route from the station. The signs inside are hard to miss and if not, I'm sure anyone inside would be happy to direct you there.

Amy Russell 5 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Very interesting collection, not for the faint hearted. Absolutely fascinating and beautifully displayed. Entrance is to the left as you go in the main hospital entrance, it is also free, but you can leave a donation. It is a bit out the way but easy to get to on Amsterdams fantastic transport. Highly recommend.

Tmmam Farkh 5 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Very thank for the museum to give the chance for the visitors to see the museum

Rudi Beauchamp 5 years ago

Expérience fantastique: The most breathtaking and eye opening museum I've ever seen! Was just amazing would highly recommend it

Max W 6 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Certainly one of the highlights of my visit to this wonderful city. The exhibits were fascinating and incredible but also gave me a sense of sadness. Brilliantly curated, and worth the train ride. My only issue was I wanted to buy a book but no-one was around to take my money. Oh well, looks like I'll have to give it to Amazon :(

a bd 6 years ago

Expérience fantastique: Great museum with unique displays of natural mutation in infants and biology collected by doctors and zoologists in the past 200 years, gore staff. Very educational.

Elizabeth Vidaurre 6 years ago

Expérience fantastique: It was very interesting. It's definitely not your typical museum- the displays don't really have explanations and there's no audio tour option, but that's part of what's great about it.

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