Torture Museum, Amsterdam

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Visit Torture Museum to discover Europe's grisly past. The real torture instruments on display were used across the continent from the Middle Ages up until a few centuries ago. As you wander the small maze of dimly lit rooms, you'll come face-to-face with some original torture instruments and many reconstructions. Learn about the Cloak of Shame, the Inquistion Chair, the Guillotine, and many more. Work out when and for how long to visit Torture Museum and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam tour builder site .
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  • Price too excessive for what you can see in the Museum. Short visit, unrealistic and with signs of explanation of the various methods of torture translated into Italian. It would have been better if they taught only in English.
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  • Costs €7.50 admission is exciting, but somehow down pulls. Are any species that has dealt so with your peers. And often because of the Church or any one faith. It is through rather quickly. You can't Park there.
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  • Great history lesson for my 7 year old! He loved learning what would happen to the naughty people in the olden days! Very interesting for me too!  more »
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  • 3 lads. Just been to a coffee shop and went to the torture museum. My man wanted 7 Euro 50 so we accepted. I went in and in 3 mins after seeing some torture devices that was a guillotine and a spike chair, we was at a door which was the exit. All I'm saying is that that's the easiest 7 Euro 50 anyone is making. Waste of money.
  • Alright for a half hour bit of fun. Probably good for families. Not sure if I would have paid £7 for it knowing it was quite short
  • Nice exhibition of medieval torture implements. There was a decent selection of exhibits to look at, and text (in Dutch and English) on the walls nearby explaining each of the implements in detail. It's a small museum, but if you take your time and read each of the histories it will pass half an hour or so.
  • I liked it. The staff was friendly. It was cool to see the torture objects in reality. I wish there was more information given in the tour. But it was ok
  • If you are the least interested in history, relics or medieval torture methods this will be your greatest dissapointment. I knew it was bad but this wasn't even sensational in any way, maybe the flickering dimmed light which caused the headaches of 4 of 5 in my travelling group. The information boards must have been written by someone who hated the idea of finishing sentences, while at the same time didn't want to give anything useful up in case you thought you actually was gonna learn something. But for people who just want to get off the streets for a couple of minutes I recommend it as it's not that expensive.

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