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For E22.50 for a ticket we saw the controversial Bodies Exhibition at Beurs van Berlage. We hadn't planned to see it and didn't even know it was on but we were in the area and the queue outside seemed to disappear quite quickly so we thought we would have a look.

The bodies are real but due to the various preservation techniques used, they have a bright pink, plasticised appearance... I found it very difficult to accept that they were in fact once real living human beings (99% Chinese males in fact) but they are. There is also a section on human embryos, which comes with a warning and can be easily avoided as it is in a separate area.

The museum is open from 10am to 6pm and on Thursday to Saturday they are open until 10pm. There are lots of assistants around to answer any questions you may have about the exhibition.
Photography is strictly forbidden.

There is a very good and surprisingly reasonably priced cafe here that you can visit without paying an entry to the museum. We had soup and Tortilla and guacamole dip for a few Euro.

Address: Damrak 243
Directions: Towards central station
othercontact: www.bodiesamsterdam.nl
Phone: +31-20-5304141
Website: http://www.beursvanberlage.nl

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2007
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