#1 Making new friends
You are not alone. Wherever you go, you carry 100 trillion microbes along with you. Thousands kinds of bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses help keep you healthy. Some digest your food, while others train your immune system. They determine many more aspects of your life than you could ever imagine. Micropia is the only place where you can meet your microbes. Admire your inhabitants and make new friends.
#2 The most innovative museum in Europe
Micropia has been officially crowned the most innovative and ground-breaking museum in Europe in 2016. That is quite an achievement since Micropia was chosen from hundreds of museums. So we can’t think of a reason to skip Micropia.
#3 Come view the fantastic things microbes can do
Micropia shows you the fantastic things that microbes can do. They can move extremely quickly, are super-strong and can survive under the most extreme conditions. Microbes will eat nearly anything, and can multiply much more quickly than humans by far. Microbes have inhabited our planet for more than 3.5 billion years and have developed all sorts of unique features along the way.
#4 Microbes are the future
If you look closely, you can see a gigantic invisible world full of smart solutions to our biggest problems. Microbes are being used for new kinds of green energy, medicine, food, organic crop protection and water purification. The possibilities are endless. Microbes are an indispensable part of our future. They are going to make things happen.
#5 The only microbe museum in the world
There are 7.5 billion people in the world, literally countless numbers of microbes, but only one single microbe museum. Micropia in Amsterdam is the only place in the world where you can see the invisible world up close, before your very own eyes.
#6 Minuscle with mega-impact
They are tiny and can do loads of work. By breaking down waste materials, they help to keep our planet cleaned up and complete the cycle of life. And if you always thought that our planet's oxygen is all produced by plants, you were wrong. More than half of the oxygen is the work of microbes. Microbes are the engine which has been keeping the planet running for billions of years.
#7 The neighbours
Micropia can be found in the greenest neighbourhood in Amsterdam and has the best neighbours ever. Neighbour 1:
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
, brimming with animals, plants, monuments, art, stars and planets. It simply is one of the most beautiful parks in the Netherlands. Top off your visit with a delicious broad bean ravioli at Neighbour 2:
café-restaurant de Plantage