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The first museum in the world where you can learn everything about the smallest life on earth. We're talking about microbes here. Think of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Did you know, for example, that only a small part of the microbes are bad for us, but that we need most of them daily to survive?

The aim of the museum is to provide more clarity about microbes and their functioning. This is not in a negative way but in a positive way. What is done in everyday life with microbes and how is science working to use microbes for a better future.


The museum can be attractive for children of the age of 8, for children younger than 8, it can be a bit complicated and loose their attention. If they are old enough Micropia is a nice museum for children. There is a lot to do for them, they receive a stamp card at the entrance with all kinds of assignments. Children can perform interactive tests, look through the microscope and smell moldy products (some are pretty stinky!). Because there is enough to do, it will not be a problem to keep the attention.

The location

The Micropia is located in the Ledenlokalen neighbourhood in Amsterdam. An old but fine neighborhood. It is directly adjacent to the Artis Zoo (combination tickets are available!) and within walking distance of the Tropenmuseum, Royal Theatre Carré and the Hermitage. The property is old but the inside is hip and modern.


Micropia is accessible for people with reduced mobility. When you report to the front desk in advance it can make it a lot easier. There is a lift and there are toilets for people with reduced mobility. If you have an aid dog, you can also take it inside.