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Torture Museum, Amsterdam
(1.1/5 based on 420+ 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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  • For 7.50 euro it's good if you have a spare 30- 45 minutes, the torture devices are very cool, but could d0 with a little bit more information on each one instead of just a paragraph. Very interesting...  more »
  • It was definitely interesting, but not really worth it. Short and quick. Staff don't even greet you or explain. But it was interesting to see a few of the actual medieval torture methods. Not a museum...  more »
  • If you saw the whole thing and still half an hour left has time and Euro 7.50, then one can while away his time in the torture Museum. There some torture devices are issued and to each there is a couple of sentences as an explanation. I found the whole story not very exciting, but it was still quite nice to see some torture devices from the vicinity. According to the advertising, the set of "iron maiden of Nuremberg" is the highlight of the exhibition. I found interesting to other exhibits. Who then is, who you want to have a look, a must-have this Museum for visitors to Amsterdam but isn't sure.
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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.