Body Worlds Amsterdam:
Gunther von Hagens’ 'Body Worlds: The Happiness Project' is an interactive exhibition revealing how happiness affects both body and soul. You'll see over 200 human anatomical specimens arranged in a series of thought-provoking scenes and poses each representing a snapshot of human lifestyle. The exhibition has attracted over 40 million visitors worldwide so far- don't miss out!
Who Is Gunther von Hagens?
Gunther von Hagens is a world renowned German anatomist who has hosted a number a television programs about the structure and function of human bodies. In the UK he created the 2005 Channel 4 TV program 'Anatomy for Beginners' and presented it in conjunction with professor Professor John Lee.
This exhibition in the city of Amsterdam stems from his pioneering work on the preservation technique of 'plastination', a process whereby bodily fluids contained in human tissue are replaced by polymers (such as silicone rubber) using a vacuum. Plastination hardens the corpse and stops it from decaying. It is therefore possible to easily display the bodies for the purpose of education and enlightenment. The latter applies to Hagens' 'Body World' exhibition. Real humans who gave their bodies over to the project after they died now feature as part of the stunning and profound displays.
The exhibition is permanently available, and welcomes visitors every day.
City Sightseeing Amsterdam Bus Tour:
This ticket for Body Worlds Amsterdam also includes 24 hour access to the city's hop-on hop-off buses. See the link in the left column for more information about the bus tour.
Ticket Usage Instructions:
- After purchasing your combination ticket[s] an electronic voucher will be sent immediately via email.
- You can either print this voucher out or present it on a mobile device at the Tours & Tickets Office on Damrak 26 (view location). Staff will exchange the e-voucher for the required number of Body Worlds tickets, as well as 24-hour bus tour passes.