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Body Worlds Amsterdam Tours

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Body Worlds Amsterdam
Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ acclaimed but somewhat macabre exhibitions have been traveling the world for 20 years, visited by more than 40 million people. Now, he has set up a permanent home in Amsterdam’s city center for Body Worlds: The Happiness Project, which highlights the benefits of happiness and exercise to the human body.
 
The Basics
Dr. von Hagens is a controversial German scientist who invented a new method for preserving human tissue called plastination and has subsequently exhibited it to audiences around the world. Displays are typically not for the faint-hearted, as they include human corpses stripped of their skin or in various states of dissection, some of which are neatly sliced to illustrate disease—the smoker’s lungs would likely make anyone quit the habit on the spot—as well as fetuses. Nevertheless, the exhibition has proven so popular that time slots are required when booking. 

Purchasing skip-the-line admission tickets ahead of time guarantees entrance and saves time by allowing you to bypass the ticket line. Save money by combining a skip-the-line admission ticket to Body Worlds with another Amsterdam attraction, such as a canal cruise or hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Discounted admission is included with many city passes, such as the Holland Pass.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Body Worlds is a must-visit for those with an interest in science, anatomy, or simply the weird and wonderful.
  • Most, but not all, of the exhibition is accessible to wheelchair users, who get discounted admission.
  • Children are permitted to visit the exhibition, but it is advised that they be prepared in advance.
  • Visitors are strictly prohibited from touching the displays.
 
How to Get There
Body Worlds is centrally located in Amsterdam at Damrak 66, less than a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal train station. Tram numbers 4, 9, 16, 24, and 25 stop directly at the door.
 
When to Get There
Body Worlds is open every day—365 days a year. Select the time of your visit when booking your ticket, which you should do ahead of time to avoid the disappointment of finding the exhibit fully booked. Regular opening hours are 9am to 8pm (to 10pm on Fridays), and hours are slightly reduced on and around Christmas and New Year’s Day. The last admission is one hour before closing time.
 
What is Plastination?
Plastination, the technique developed by Body Worlds founder Dr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977, is a method that makes it possible to view the inside of a human body. Using a special vacuum process, tissue fluid is replaced by reaction plastics such as silicone rubber, which halt the decomposition and desiccation process.
Address: Damrak 66, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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Skip the Line: Body Worlds Amsterdam Ticket

Skip the Line: Body Worlds Amsterdam Ticket

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Get an up-close look at the amazing complexity of human anatomy with a skip-the-line ticket to the Body Worlds exhibit in Amsterdam. Marvel at real human specimens donated to science and preserved in detail using a groundbreaking method, and learn about the effect of emotions on the body as you explore ‘The Happiness Project.’ The interactive exhibit is suitable for all ages and also includes an adults-only section.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Combo: Body Worlds & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Combo: Body Worlds & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Add an educational twist to your Amsterdam trip by prebooking  skip-the-line entrance ticket to "Body Worlds: The Happiness Project." The museum is home to some unforgettable exhibits (think real human bodies) that explore our anatomy in a new way. Continue your tour by taking the 1-hour cruise along Amsterdam’s famous canals.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Come and join us on one of our legendary and Tripadvisor top 3 boat tours and get ready to cruise along the Amsterdam canals on our unique, electric boats. We have small open boats so you are able to enjoy the full experience! On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam. Our canal cruise is a great alternative compared to those old-school tourist canal boats that your grandma probably recommended.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide. Upgrade your canal cruise with a 1-Day Amsterdam Public Transport ticket which is valid on trams, buses, ferries, and the metro.
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  • 1 hour
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Amsterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Amsterdam? The Amsterdam scavenger hunt takes you through the heart of the city to see all the sights! You will walk from Centraal Station to the Rembrandt House Museum while taking a few side trips and taking on challenges. All the while, you will learn some local history get valuable local tips. It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour
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NEW! Authentic Amsterdam Evening Cruise!

NEW! Authentic Amsterdam Evening Cruise!

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We will go on the most relaxing, cosy and beautiful nightly open boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. But not just any boat ride. You will be indulged with food, drinks (Juices for the youngest) , stories, history and humor. You will get to know and see the rich history of Amsterdam and so much more. . And you will also meet with guests from all over the world who all speak English. So not only get to know Holand but also France, India, Spain, Andorra, Italy , US and so much more while your at it. And because I'm your host for the whole tour, I will entertain you with amazing facts, funny and exciting stories.
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  • 1 hour
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Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusive. 60 minutes

Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusive. 60 minutes

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The best private canal tour on the famous canals of Amsterdam! The cruise is private for 1,5 hours and inclusive local skipper/guide and inclusive beer, wines, soda's and snacks (due the Corona virus, snacks are not available at this time). The luxe boat is equipped with pillows and in case of rain a roof top. Anamazing experience to enjoy with friends and family. You will see the famous hotspots of Amsterdam. The starting location is at the famous Rijksmuseum, the biggest museum of Amsterdam.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour by Bike / E-Bike

Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour by Bike / E-Bike

What could be more thrilling than flying through the streets of Amsterdam on two wheels? Experience the child-like joy that only comes from biking as you whiz around from the Nemo Science Museum to De Gooyer Windmill. So hop on, blend in, and discover Amsterdam. You’ll be surprised by how much more you can see when you explore by bike. With narrow streets, trendy neighborhoods and must-see historical landmarks. By bike, you can see it all. As well as checking out the unmissable Anne Frank Huis and Rijksmuseum, you’ll get off the tourist trail and discover a side to Amsterdam that only the locals see. Follow your host to a windmill which is right next door to a brewery, and the locals’ favorite hangout, Vondelpark. Cycle through the winding streets of the cool Jordaan area, with wonky buildings and cute bridges at every turn. Finally enjoy a ride over the Torensluis, one of the widest bridges in the city, this is the perfect way to finish your cycling experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Amsterdam’s Bike & Bites Like a Local Tour (E-Bike Option Included)

Private Amsterdam’s Bike & Bites Like a Local Tour (E-Bike Option Included)

From savory to sweet, fall in love with the flavours of Amsterdam. See a stroopwafel made before your very own eyes then get some Belgian fries from a spot with over 29 different dips. Then it’s time to for uncooked fish dipped in raw onion. The locals will tell you it’s delicious but one thing is certain; the unique taste will be like nothing you’ve experienced before. Pedal over one of the most picturesque bridges in Amsterdam, Magere Brug, and cycle past the must-see Rijksmuseum. Get a taste of local life at two buzzing markets. Then pedal through Supi Square and soak up the sights of the city as you pass by Amsterdam’s beautiful architecture. Explore one of the oldest areas of Amsterdam with historic and beautiful buildings. Follow your host down quiet streets and discover a truly authentic bar with over 300 varieties of beer. Take a moment to relax and sip on a local brew or alternatively a delicious coffee to end this privately guided experience with.
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  • 4 hours
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$138.75
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Amsterdam's Bike & Bite Like a Local: Private E-Bike Tour

Amsterdam's Bike & Bite Like a Local: Private E-Bike Tour

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From savory to sweet, fall in love with the flavours of Amsterdam on an E-Bike. See a stroopwafel made before your very own eyes then get some Belgian fries from a spot with over 29 different dips. Then it’s time to for uncooked fish dipped in raw onion. The locals will tell you it’s delicious but one thing is certain; the unique taste will be like nothing you’ve experienced before. Pedal over one of the most picturesque bridges in Amsterdam, Magere Brug, and cycle past the must-see Rijksmuseum. Get a taste of local life at two buzzing markets. Then pedal through Supi Square and soak up the sights of the city as you pass by Amsterdam’s beautiful architecture. Explore one of the oldest areas of Amsterdam with historic and beautiful buildings. Follow your host down quiet streets and discover a truly authentic bar with over 300 varieties of beer. Take a moment to relax and sip on a local brew or alternatively a delicious coffee to end this privately guided experience with.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.53
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Body Worlds Amsterdam can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Body Worlds Amsterdam 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Body Worlds Amsterdam costs USD 25.62. Guided Body Worlds Amsterdam tours start around USD 25.62 per person. See all 12 Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets and tours on Viator.
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