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Body Worlds Amsterdam
Body Worlds Amsterdam

Body Worlds Amsterdam

Damrak 66, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

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Skip the Line: Body Worlds Amsterdam Ticket
Skip the Line: Body Worlds Amsterdam Ticket
star-4.5
$23.64 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Well worth a visit
Unique & educational experience, amazing too see down to the in uterine models. Worth the money & a good activity for all.
Bethany_L, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

star-4
Worth a visit
Nicola_M, Dec 2021
Skip the Line: Body Worlds Amsterdam Ticket
So informative and really interesting, definitely worth a visit. Not as big as London hut still has a lot of things to see
star-5
Trip to Bidy World and Cruise canal
JOSEPH_A, Dec 2020
Body Worlds Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
The exhibition in the Body world was well informative. Canal cruise also was interesting and informative.
star-5
So interesting and a nice addition to the usual museums that one would visit in Amsterdam Y
Marieke_H, Jun 2020
Skip the Line: Body Worlds Amsterdam Ticket
You can learn a lot about how your body and mind works as a whole, it was a very interesting and mind-opening experience.
star-5
Really good
Isabella_R, Aug 2019
Skip the Line: Body Worlds Amsterdam Ticket
Not heavy-handed at all, very positive and informative and interactive. Not very confronting either, which was a concern. Recommended.
star-5
Brilliant
david_t, Mar 2019
Skip the Line: Body Worlds Amsterdam Ticket
This exhibition was fascinating. If you like to know & see how the body works, inside & out this is for you. I couldn't believe what I was seeing & knowing they are all real bodies that have been specially preserved.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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