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BODY WORLDS : The Happiness Project - Exhibition Amsterdam

4 out of 5 stars (1 review)


After captivating visitors the world over, the oft-controversial exhibition of human specimens including whole-body plastinates, organs and translucent body slices takes up permanent residence in central Amsterdam from 16 January 2014.  

Body Worlds in Amsterdam

Featuring an extensive selection of authentic human specimens, the emphasis of this exhibition is on the effect of happiness on health. A short walk from Amsterdam Central Station, the former American Express building has been fully refurbished to become home to the permanent Body Worlds exhibition.

Special deal: Combination Ticket

Add an 1 hour canal cruise to your ticket and safe money!

Experience Amsterdam from the water and surprise yourself during a 1 hour cruise along all highlights of the Amsterdam canals.The canal cruise takes you through the Amsterdam canals. Alongside these canals you can see 17th centrury merchant houses, with their beautiful fronts and churches with belltowers.

You will receive an extra voucher for the canal cruise which you can use any time the same day. 

  • Daily from 10:00 till 18:00 frequent departures



How does happiness influence our health? Find out the answers at BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project. This fascinating new exhibition by Gunther von Hagens, featuring more than 200 anatomical specimens of real human bodies, shows us the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the human body. Worldwide, the BODY WORLDS exhibitions on the human body have drawn more than 40 million visitors.

Exhibition in english language!



Body Worlds: You will need to pick up your ticket at Damrak 26, Amsterdam


Things to bring

  • Printed Voucher
  • Camera


  • Entrance Ticket to Body Worlds
  • optional 1 hour canal cruise


  • Cancellations more than a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
  • Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
  • Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
  • No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Opening times:

Body World

Sun-Wed from 9am - 6pm

Thu-Sat from 9am - 9pm

Canal Cruise: 

Daily: 9.30am - 9pm

Summer Holiday Season:

7 July - 7 September: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Last entrance one hour before closing!


Museum Adult: 18.00 EUR

Museum Child (6-18): 12.50 EUR EUR

Museum + Canal Cruise: 31 EUR

Museum + Canal Cruise: 19,70 EUR


" Creepy but informative "
4 out of 5 stars
Plastified bodies and body parts, fascinating to see how the human body looks like without the skin in all layers. Good choice of thematic Happiness! My mother did not like it, like I did,shes from another generation with different of moral perspectif.