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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  • Spend your money on something else. Spend your money on something else. Spend your money on something else. Spend your money on something else. Over priced for the 10 minutes of minimal entertainment.  more »
  • Stopped in here after seeing it walking around Amsterdam, not only is it short but the torture items aren’t even real they are imitations some made of plastic. The information is good beside each exhi...  more »
  • Small but unprecedented 25 minutes, € 5 with reduction = worth it d eye to remember punitive sentences from the middle age or had to be tortured before confess! The pillory to the guillotine, through the Spanish horse & the chastity belt everything is there! Ahhhh the beautiful time... lol
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  • We had a great time here. The staff were very entertaining the whole way through. It's quite informative and you learn a bit about the Dutch history. Pretty cool. There was no queue when we got there but probably some during peak seasons. Oh, and don't stare at the staff or you'll get it. ;)
  • Sounded a lot more interesting than it was if you already know about the topic you are unlikely to learn anything new. The place was also pretty run down and dusty.
  • The exihibits and writings were a little dated but apart from that they had some really great pieces, The torture racks were a really good visual indicator. Could be better but worth a visit.
  • cool place to visit only when you have nothing to do. small museum. you can get it done within 1 hour.
  • €7.50 for a few fake bits of old equipment, and a ton of reading. All of these things could be found on Google! The "museum" is an old shop, badly converted into a tiny museum, it's dark and dingy and the lighting is ment to be spooky but just makes it hard to see the 'exhibits' and even harder to read the long boring explainations of said exhibits. Don't waste your time or money in the place. The flower market across the canal is much more interesting.

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