Always been interested or curious about how your body works? At Body Worlds Amsterdam, you’ll embark on an overwhelming journey through the human body. The museum houses over 200 real plastinated bodies. Here, you can learn all about your own anatomy and the effects on your body when you consume something that’s either good or bad for you. A highly educational and enjoyable museum in Amsterdam for all ages!
What is Body Worlds Amsterdam?
Happiness is very important in life. It is also of great importance in the museum. What ultimately determines whether we are happy or unhappy? And what does happiness do to your body? At Body Worlds Amsterdam, you can find the answers to these questions. These questions can be answered in an 8-story exhibition. Your mood and how you feel are very important for your health. This is very visible in your body. Discover the body like you have never seen it before! An experience in itself.
The exhibition was created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens. The original version was so popular that people from all over the world came to see this anatomy exhibition. The exhibition used to travel around the world, so that everyone could admire it. Since 1995, more than 40 million people have visited this wonderful exhibition. Nowadays, it has become a permanent exhibition. Over the years, the content of the exhibition has changed. The themes vary quite a bit. Themes that have been featured include sports, health, nutrition, and animal anatomy. Currently, the focus is on happiness and the effects of happiness on the human body.
Body Worlds Amsterdam is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Visitors are allowed in until 9 p.m., after which it is closed to new visitors. Many tourists, as well as Dutch people, visit the anatomy exhibition every day. In addition, the museum is wheelchair accessible. People who use a walker, wheelchair, or mobility scooter can fully enjoy the exhibition. Only a small part in the basement is not wheelchair accessible.
Inbody Test at Body Worlds Amsterdam
In addition to gaining more insight into the human body at Body Worlds Amsterdam, you can also gain more insight into your own body. You will learn which parts of your body need more attention.
It is not a BMI index. Many athletes argue that the BMI index does not provide a good indication between your fat mass and muscle mass, which does not give a correct indication of your body. With this Inbody test, you will gain much better insight into your own body.
Transport to Body Worlds Amsterdam
When you’re already in Amsterdam, the best way to get to Body Worlds Amsterdam is by tram. The nearest tram stop to Body Worlds Amsterdam is Dam/De Bijenkorf. Tram lines 4 and 14 stop here. From here, it’s about a minute walk to the exhibition. Another tram stop within 5 minutes walking distance is Tram stop Dam opposite Magna Plaza. Tram lines 2, 12, 13, and 17 stop here. More information can be found here.
If you’re driving to Amsterdam for the museum, it’s best to park at one of the following parking garages:
Q-Park De Bijenkorf (444 spaces)
Beursplein 15 1012 JW
Q-Park Nieuwendijk (360 spaces)
Nieuwezijds Kolk 18 1012