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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 9, 2017
    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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  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    I think is such an interesting place. There should be more advertising because is Def part of our history. staff was very friendly and the museum was very informative. I would def recommend !
  • July 5, 2017
    It was a fun visit. One walks through dark rooms reading descriptions on multilingual placards, around half accompanied by old worn torture devices of steel and/or wood. I took my time, lamenting the long and ongoing history of barbaric human cruelty. I was particularly struck by the final display, a guillotine, a stunning sight.
  • June 19, 2017
    Don't waste your time and money. I am not wasting my time writing any more details. 👎
  • May 26, 2017
    Very cool if you have a morbid fascination or are into Medieval history. Could probably use a bit of an update though, perhaps just piping some creepy music into the background? Enjoyed my experience though.

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