About 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 may seem shocking to some, but it is actually designed to make us reflect on the fascinating complexity of own beings, their inherent fragility, and how this contrasts with our metaphysical lives. This amazing exploration of fundamental biology and emotion has attracted over 40 million visitors worldwide so far - don't miss out!
Ticket Usage Instructions:
- Once you've purchased your tickets 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.
Body Worlds Combination Tickets:
Our Body Worlds Amsterdam tickets can be paired with a classic 1-Hour Canal Cruise, or a handy 24-hour pass for the City Sightseeing Amsterdam Bus Tour.
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Body Worlds And 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 appreciation. 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.