With the Netherlands as the birthplace of microbiology, it is only natural that Amsterdam is home to a museum showcasing the beauty of microbes.
Micropia is the first establishment of its kind, unapologetically exhibiting the beauty of the microbial world. The topic of microorganisms often causes people to squirm or feel uneasy, and understandably so. Micropia, however, challenges visitors to consider the importance, uniqueness, and necessity of microbes.
With isolated species lining the glass walls, interactive screens showing the different microbiomes in certain organs, and various historic microbiology artifacts on display, the museum celebrates the invisible world.