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Torture Museum, Amsterdam

(1.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Amsterdam vacation planner to visit Torture Museum on your trip to Amsterdam, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Pretty little Museum, with few instruments (maybe not even originals) and explanations that leave a little to be desired: it does not explain how they actually used the tools but only everything "boundary conditions". Explanations are written in several languages including in "Italian" not always too understandable. In any case I feel too many for this museum € 7, taking sick and without supervision. There are better things to see in Amsterdam.
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  • The museum is very small. Its interesting to look at the various pieces and look at how they were used but my friends and I were in and out in about 7-10 mins so dont expect a big stop off. 
  • This "museum" sucked. Go to the Sex Museum- much more interesting and interactive. The torture museum was reading and walking. We were in and out in 5 minutes!! 
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  • i had a great time in the red-light district earlier that day. i decided to take some prostitutes out for some fun. this museum was recommended on my googles top ten places to go,(the prison rape was good- says my friend Karlo najjar southborough high school tolworth, united kingdom, kt6 5as). so i took my now paid friends(yes i'm that lonely) to this museum and had a fabulous time. i had a great time accumulating knowledge on the art's of torture, it was almost as if i did the acts myself. at the museum i had a enjoyable as i found devices like none other, i purchased some at the gift shop for personal needs. my first bout of fun extremism was a device aptly named 'THE BREAST RIPPER'. it does a good job and lets you feel the resistance of the woman flesh as it rips and has a satisfying pop to it. the screams produced of this were marvellous. i highly recommend the basement i witch had a pleasurable time with my 5 friends. id recommend this destination for family and friends. i rate it 10/10 would go again.
  • MEH, cool artifacts but its cumbersome to read all the tiny letters inside of the display boxes.
  • The one in London is definitely better, but for the folks in the tour group that this was their first one it was good.
  • I can't believe I wasted 15 minutes looking round this. It's just like someone's house full of poor props, and then about 30 framed scripts which you have to read, Co training bits of info about torque devices. Honestly it was torturous walking round the thing.
  • It is an ok museum to walk through but nothing special and could be a waste of money, unless you have nothing better to do in amsterdam.