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Body Worlds Amsterdam – tickets, prices, discounts, what to expect

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 over 100 cities in Europe, America, Africa, and Asia attracting more than 40 million visitors. 

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

This article shares everything you must know before booking your Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets.

What to expect at Body Worlds

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

All human bodies displayed 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.

Tickets & Tours Cost
Body Worlds Amsterdam: Skip The Line €23
Amsterdam’s Weirdest Museum + BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project €41
Body Worlds Exhibition and Canal Cruise €35

Where to book tickets

Tickets for Body Worlds Amsterdam can be purchased online or in person at the attraction.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the attraction.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell limited tickets due to their high demand, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Visit the Body Worlds Amsterdam ticket booking page, select your preferred date, time slot, and number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

After making the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email. 

Ticket printouts are not required.

You can enter the attraction by showing the e-ticket on your smartphone.

Body Worlds Amsterdam ticket prices

Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets are priced at €23 for all visitors aged 18 years and above.

Kids aged 6 to 17 get a €9 discount and pay only €14 for their entry ticket.

Children under the age of 6 can enter the museum for free, but this Amsterdam museum doesn’t offer discounts to seniors or students.

Disabled visitors and their companions get a €9 discount and can buy tickets for €14 at the ticket counters. 

Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets

Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets
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With this Skip The Line Ticket, experience the scientific phenomenon that’s taken the whole world by storm and see over 200 perfectly preserved human bodies right in the heart of Amsterdam.

This ticket provides access to the museum and its permanent exhibition and goes in-depth to look at what makes us happy and how happiness affects our physical and mental health.

It’s a science lesson with a twist, mixing philosophy and physiology to spectacularly entertaining effect.

Adult Ticket (18+ years): €23
Youth Ticket (6 to 17 years): €14
Disabled Visitor & Companion Ticket: €14
Child Ticket (up to 5 years): Free

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.

Combo tickets

Combo tickets allow you to visit two attractions on the same day, which are usually located closer to each other.

You can buy Body Worlds Amsterdam with Ripley’s Believe It or Not! or the Canal Cruise tickets.

You can get up to 10% discount on purchasing these tickets.

Body Worlds + Ripley’s Believe it Or Not!

Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! is just 400 meters from Body Worlds Museum, and can be reached 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: €41 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: €35 per person

How to reach Body Worlds Amsterdam

Body Worlds Amsterdam Museum is just a 3-minute walk from the Amsterdam Royal Palace.

Address: Damrak 66 in the center of Amsterdam. Get Directions.

You can reach the museum by tram, bus, or car. 

By tram

Trams 4, 14, and 24 stop at Dam, which is just one minute from the exhibition building. 

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

The Body Museum is only 600 meters (0.4 mile) from Amsterdam Central Station, and you can walk the distance in less than ten minutes.

By bus

If you board bus no N82, you can get off at Nieuwezijds Kolk bus stop, the venue is just a 5-minute walk.

By car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started. 

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

Opening hours of Body Worlds Museum

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Body Worlds Museum Amsterdam is open every day of the week from 10 am to 10 pm.

The last admission is one hour before closing time.

How long does the tour take

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

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.

Best time to visit Body Worlds Amsterdam

The best time to visit the Body Worlds Amsterdam is as soon as it opens at 10 am.

If you fail to make it early in the morning, visit after 6 pm to avoid crowds.

Fewer crowds will allow you to devote more time to exploring the highlights.

If you prefer a less crowded experience, consider visiting during weekdays and avoid weekends and public holidays.

FAQs about Body Worlds Amsterdam

Here are some frequently asked questions about Body Worlds – The Happiness Project Amsterdam.

What is the cancellation policy of Body World Museum tickets?

You must cancel your ticket up to 48 hours before the experience begins to get a full refund.

How long is my Body Worlds Amsterdam ticket valid?

The exhibit ticket is valid for the date and timeslot selected during the reservation.

Is the iAmsterdam City Card valid for entry?

You can visit the Body Worlds Amsterdam with the iAmsterdam City Card.

Can I bring food or beverages into Body Worlds Amsterdam?

The Body Worlds Amsterdam does not allow food and beverages into the museum.

Are there audio guides or information available in multiple languages?

Yes, Body Worlds Amsterdam provides an audio guide to the visitors at the box office. The audio guide is available in Dutch, English, German, Spanish, Italian and French. The signs on the walls are in both languages.

Is photography allowed inside Body Worlds Amsterdam?

Photography for personal use is allowed in most museum areas, but using flash, tripods, or selfie sticks is prohibited. 

Is the museum accessible to people with disabilities?

Body Worlds Amsterdam is accessible to all visitors. The museum has facilities and services for disabled people, including wheelchair access and accessible restrooms.


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