With his collection of rare and exceptionally bizarre artifacts, Robert Ripley’s name has become associated with items you have to see to believe. Many of his outrageous items are on display at this Amsterdam museum, including a 7-meter tall Transformer made of car parts, a shrunken head from the Amazon, a real Faberge egg, and an ancient T-Rex skull. It is a collection of oddities Ripley has found in over 200 different countries from all around the world. There are more than 500 artifacts in total, situated across five floors.
In addition to the exhibits there is a 5-D theater and ride that moves as the film plays. A shooting gallery and Mr. Ripley’s own boat are two other things to see. As a bonus, visitors can relax in a lounge with a beautiful panoramic view of Amsterdam and the square on which it resides.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is located in Dam Square in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Each location around the world has different artifacts, so even those who have been to others will find unique items in the exhibits. It’s open daily until 8:30pm, with a separate entrance cost for the 5-D theater.