BODY WORLDS is the Nr. 8 Best thing to do in the Netherlands

What are the best things to do according to the Travelers Choice Awards
BODY WORLDS is the Nr. 8 Best thing to do in the Netherlands

Every year Tripadvisor presents their Travelers Choice Award. The attractions, destinations and experiences with the best reviews will be rewarded with a prestigious award. One of the winners of the best things to do in Netherlands is… BODY WORLDS!

What are the Travelers Choice Awards?

Tripadvisor is a platform that collects reviews for every place that you can visit. There are 8 million tours, attractions, destinations, et cetera, listed on Tripadvisor. Visitors can leave their reviews, opinions and recommendations about all these places.

The attractions that have been receiving the best reviews for the year prior will be rewarded with a Travelers Choice Awards. Less than 1% of all these attractions are rewarded with the ‘best of the best reward’. Decided by the visitors, the Travelers Choice Awards give an insight into what really are the unmissable and best places to visit!

The best attractions in the Netherlands

In the top 10 Travelers’ Choice of best of the best things to do in the Netherlands you will find classic museums that should be on the itinerary when making a visit to the country. The world famous Anne Frank museum, van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum are the top 3. They have been of great cultural and historical importance of the Netherlands.

After these museums you will find some areas that you have to see at least once when you are in the country: Keukenhof, the annual spring garden, Vondelpark, Windmill van Sloten and The Jordaan neighbourhood. If you are thinking of typical Dutch places to see, these are definitely it! With the Dutch tulips, windmill and Amsterdam merchant houses, these areas tick all the boxes of classic Holland icons.

At number 8 find BODY WORLDS, an experience in the Centre of Amsterdam, educational and fun at the same time. Unlike the other attractions, BODY WORLDS is not a typical Dutch place, but nonetheless tourist and locals are rating it as one of the must-sees in the country.

This remarkable accomplishment not only recognizes the quality and appeal of this one-of-a-kind exhibition but also sets its position as a must-visit destination!

What can you expect from a visit to BODY WORLDS?

See what happens under your skin

Journey through the inner workings of humans in the six story exhibition. Created by the visionary anatomist and scientist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the anatomical exhibition showcases real human bodies - there are more than 200 bodies on display

All the layers and organs of the human body on display

Get acquainted with all layers of what is inside you, from the muscular system and skeletal structure, to the nervous system and cardiovascular network. View the effects of different lifestyles on the human body, compare the bodies of athletes, smokers, and individuals leading sedentary lifestyles, to gain valuable insights into the impact of how your choices affect your health.


Interact and test your own health

Engage with the interactive displays and multimedia presentations that enhance the educational experience. Difficult scientific concepts are accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds! Learn about your own body with the InBody scan. Where you not only weigh yourself, but get a whole scan of your bodyfat, bonemass and where your fat is concentrated.

What is plastination?

The bodies in BODY WORLDS are from real humans and are preserved through the process of plastination. This technique was invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the creator of BODY WORLDS. While teaching anatomy classes, he thought of a method to preserve and showcase body parts. As it is easier to learn about the workings of our organs, by seeing them up close, rather than in a textbook.

He came up with the idea of putting plastic inside the organs, so they can be persevered and viewed from all angles. This proved to not only be interesting for anatomy students, but for anyone who wants to learn more about the human body.

What travelers say about BODY WORLDS

With almost 5,500 reviews and an overall rating of 4.5 stars, visitors are sharing their positive experience with the world! What people like about the exposition is that it is unique and engaging. Explanations and seeing the bodies right in front of you make it easy to understand our biology.

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Some quotes on Tripadvisor from our guests:

'This was a do-not-miss museum. It was just awesome and I spent about 1.5 hours. What is great is that not only are there 'bodies', but the information is educational and I learned a lot.'

'Education and entertainment in a single package. logically arranged. The visual aids obviates any need for a guide.'

'This is a fantastic activity to do for all ages. Very interesting and informative with lots to see and interactive parts too. Staff were friendly and helpful, especially Arjen who was greeting people at the door. Definitely recommend this if your into science, anatomy or just something different.'

Why is BODY WORLDS Amsterdam one of the best attractions in Netherlands?

We use our bodies every day, but we do not always know what happens inside. At BODY WORLDS you will get a unique view under the skin, the extraordinary exhibition celebrates the wonders of the human body. It tells the story of the human body and how all organs connect and work together.

With the recognition as the Number 8 Travelers' Choice Award winner for Best Attraction in the Netherlands, BODY WORLDS Amsterdam captivates and inspires visitors from around the world. From the fascinating displays, interactive experiences, and thought-provoking storytelling, the exhibition is rightfully in the top 10 things to do in the Netherlands!