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Body Worlds Amsterdam is a unique exhibition where visitors see real plastinated human bodies and learn about how our bodies work.

While learning about the human anatomy, you will also learn how happiness affects our body and vice versa. 

Body Worlds – The Happiness Project has toured more than 100 cities in Europe, America, Africa, and Asia and attracted more than 40 million visitors. 

Many also refer to it as Amsterdam’s Dead Body Museum. 

In this article, we share everything you must know before buying your Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets.

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What to expect at Body Worlds

With 200 plastinated bodies on display, Body Worlds Happiness Project in Amsterdam takes you on a fascinating journey through the human body. 

All human bodies on display at the Body Museum have been treated by the ‘plastination method’ to prevent dissolution. 

The plastination method was invented in 1977 by the German anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.

The Body Worlds, The Happiness Project also explores questions such as – 

  • What defines whether we are happy or not? 
  • What is the effect of happiness on our bodies? 

All visitors first take the elevator to the 6th level, see the exhibits on display and then take the stairs down to explore the next floor.

By the time you reach the basement, you will have seen 200 plastinated human bodies donated by people who wanted to help science. 

Along the way, you will learn all about happiness and its effects on the human body.

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Why online tickets are better

When you buy tickets to Body Worlds Amsterdam online, you get three advantages.

1. Online Body Worlds tickets are €2.50 cheaper than the price you will pay at the venue

3. You don’t need to wait in the ticket counter queues when you book online tickets.

3. When you book in advance, you get your preferred time slots. When you buy at the venue, during peak season, you may have to wait for your time slot to arrive.

How online tickets work

When you book your Body Worlds Happiness Project tickets online, you select your preferred time of visit.

Immediately after purchase, the tickets get emailed to you. 

You don’t need to take any printouts. 

On the day of your visit, you can reach the Dead Body Museum 15 minutes before the time mentioned on your ticket.

Since you have a ticket and are on time, you can show it on your smartphone and walk in.

Body Worlds Amsterdam price

Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets are priced at €22.50 for all visitors 18 years and above.

Kids aged 6 to 17 pay a discounted price of €13.50 for their entry ticket.

Children five years and below can enter for free, but this Amsterdam museum doesn’t offer discounts to seniors or students.

Disabled visitors and their companions can buy their tickets at the cost of €13.50 at the ticket counters. 

Adult tickets (18+ years): €22.50
Child tickets (6 to 17 years): €13.50

Signs at Body Worlds Amsterdam are available in both English and Dutch. Audio guides are available in English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, and Spanish, and visitors can pick them up from the box office for €3 per person.

Body Worlds + Ripley’s Believe it Or Not!

Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! is just 400 meters from Body Worlds Museum, and one can walk the distance in less than five minutes. 

That’s the reason why many tourists prefer to visit them on the same day.

At Amsterdam’s weirdest museum, you will see more than 500 nearly unbelievable exhibits spread across 19 themed galleries.

Ticket price: €36 per person

Body Worlds Exhibition and Canal Cruise

This is a combo ticket in which, after exploring the human body’s mysteries at Body Worlds Amsterdam, you enjoy a 1-hour cruise along the iconic Amsterdam canal belt.

During the canal cruise, you get a GPS audio guide in 19 different languages, which helps you understand the landmarks you pass by.

Since the Body Worlds project takes an hour or so of walking, tourists love to indulge in a relaxing activity afterward.

Ticket price: €34 per person

How to reach Body Worlds Amsterdam

Body Worlds, The Happiness Project is located at Damrak 66 in the center of Amsterdam. Get Directions

Tram numbers 4, 9, 16, 24, and 25 stop in front of the Museum. 

Tram numbers 4 and 14 stop at Dam/De Bijenkorf, which is just one minute from the exhibition building. 

Trams 2, 12, 13, and 17 stop at Dam (in front of Magna Plaza), less than a 5-minute walk from the attraction.

The Body Museum is only 600 meters (one-third of a mile) from Amsterdam Central Station, and you can walk the distance in less than ten minutes.

The Museum is surrounded by parking garages, and Q-park garage under the Bijenkorf department store is the closest.

Opening times

From Sunday to Friday, Body Worlds Amsterdam opens at 11 am, and on Saturday, it starts welcoming visitors by 10 am. 

The museum closes at 7 pm every day. 

The last admission is one hour before closing time.

How long does Body Worlds take?

If you love to get into the details, you will need two hours to see all the exhibits on display at Body Worlds – The Happiness Project.

Tourists in a hurry are known to explore all the six floors of the museum in an hour. 

If you don’t book your tickets in advance, you must also factor in around 15 minutes to buy tickets and the waiting time for your time slot to arrive (if it is crowded). Buy Ticket Now!

Once inside, you may stay in the exhibition for as long as you like.


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