BODY WORLDS Amsterdam

A miraculous journey through the human body
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In the city center of the capital of the Netherlands, you’ll find BODY WORLDS Amsterdam. This must-see exhibition of the human body is a not only entertaining but also educational. Let BODY WORLDS take you on a miraculous journey through the human body. Search for the things that make us happy and the effects of that on our health. The 200 anatomical specimens of real human bodies show the complexity, resilience, and vulnerability of the body. They show how our organs work, and the effect of common diseases and habits like smoking.

The exhibition is within walking distance of Central Station, on the lively Damrak street where you can also find other Amsterdam points of interest. BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project is located in a monumental building in the heart of Amsterdam. This former office of American Express has been completely rebuilt for the benefit of the exhibition. Downstairs, you will first step into the elevator, which takes you to the sixth level. From there you descend level to level till you reach the end of the exhibit in the basement.

Donation program

BODY WORLDS aims to educate a broad audience about the different aspects of the human body. From functions and development to diseases and the influence of operations. Body Worlds wants to share their knowledge with everybody through the exhibition and generate interest for anatomy and physiology.

BODY WORLDS It is the only exhibition in the world to be based on a donor program. People can apply for this program and then indicate that their body, after death, may be used for medical science and education. Most of the full bodies come from this donor program. Only a few organs, fetuses and specific preparations that have noticeable deviations come from old anatomical collections and institutes. It has been agreed with the donors that their identity and cause of death will not be shown. Currently, there are 13,000 registered donors in the Body Donation Program.

Must see in Amsterdam

With so many options in Amsterdam, it is sometimes hard to choose. BODY WORLDS Amsterdam offers something different for the entire family. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS exhibitions – also known as Körperwelten – have prompted a worldwide revolution. Never before has an exhibition had such a momentous effect on the way people view themselves and their bodies. Join the 40 million people around the world who have already seen the exhibition and been on this fascinating voyage of discovery through the human body. Book your visit now!

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Discover the secrets of the human body

Body Worlds wants to share their knowledge with everybody through the exhibition and generate interest for anatomy and physiology.

A must-see exhibition

Never before has an exhibition had such a momentous effect on the way people view themselves and their bodies.