Practical information

Tickets and entrance fees
  • It is not possible or necessary to reserve or purchase tickets for Museum Vrolik in advance. You can simply visit the museum when we are open, and purchase your ticket(s) on the spot at the register.
  • Adults: € 10,-
  • Children up to and including the age of 4: free
  • Children up to and including the age of 17: € 5,-
  • Amsterdam UMC employees: free (please show your staff badge)
  • Students: €5,- (please show a valid student ID)
  • UvA medical students: free (please show your student card and prove of registration)
  • Amsterdam UMC patients – location AMC: free (please show your wristband, including your patient registration number)
  • Guided tour: € 35,- + entrance (€ 10,-) per person (entrance for educational institutions € 3,- per person)
Opening hours

Museum Vrolik is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM.
We are closed on:

  • New Year’s Day (1 January)
  • Easter Monday
  • Koningsdag/King’s Day (27 April)
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Christmas: Christmas Day and Boxing Day (25 and 26 December)
Guided tours

Guided tours are very suited for groups of secondary education, vocational education, higher education and academic students. In addition, they are great activity for everyone interested in learning about anatomy and/or the history of medicine and biology. Our tour guides take their audience into account (age, type of education/course, background, prior knowledge, etc.).

You can find more information on our guided tours here, or book your guided tour right away using the button below.

Request a guided tour
Address, getting there and parking

Museum Vrolik
Amsterdam UMC, location AMC (Academic Medical Center)
Meibergdreef 15
1105 AZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • Location in the AMC building: building section J0, room 130
  • Telephone: +31 (0)20 – 566 4928
  • E-mail address:

The location of Museum Vrolik in the AMC hospital building

Find Museum Vrolik on Google Maps

Getting there by public transport

Museum Vrolik is close to metro/train station (Amsterdam) Holendrecht. When traveling from Amsterdam Central Station, take metro 54 (heading towards Gein) or the train to Amsterdam Holendrecht. Please consult when you are planning to travel from a different location.

  1. Walk from Amsterdam Holendrecht station to the faculty entrance (building section J). The best way to find the entrance is to enter ‘Museum Vrolik’ in Google Maps. That way, you will be directed to the right side of the building. You can also click here for directions from Amsterdam Holendrecht station to Museum Vrolik.
  2. Turn left immediately after you have passed the glass sliding and revolving doors (do not pass the orange reception you see right in front of you).
  3. Walk straight ahead until you see a yellow sign that says ‘Museum Vrolik →’. Turn right. You have arrived at the entrance of Museum Vrolik.

Getting there by car

Visitors may park at Amsterdam UMC, location AMC in parking garage P2 (number 2 on the map). You will need to buy a parking ticket. Near the AMC you will see signs directing you to P2.

  1. Park your car in garage P2. In the garage, take the stairs to level 0.
  2. Then take the stairs directly to the right of the elevators. Turn right to follow the sign that says ‘ziekenhuis’ (hospital).
  3. Walk along the glass corridor to the entrance of the hospital. After entering the building, walk straight on until you can’t continue any further. You will see a yellow sign that says ‘Museum Vrolik →’. Turn right.
  4. Turn left in front of the glass elevator shaft. Continue walking until you come to the exit.

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Important information
Before you decide to visit us

We do our utmost to show our collection with care and respect. Still, not everyone will be comfortable seeing the clearly recognizable human anatomical preparations on display. A visit to the museum might not be suitable for some people, such as children or expecting parents. You yourself are best able to judge whether the exhibition is suitable for you or your children. We are happy to discuss things with you beforehand.

Photography policy

Taking pictures and making films is not allowed in Museum Vrolik.

Consult our statement on human remains and our photography policy for more information.

Human remains