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Torture Museum, Amsterdam

(1.1/5 based on 460+ 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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  • I visited the Museum of torture with a friend. The entrance costs 7' €5, and you can only pay in cash. The activity lasts approximately 20 minutes. Inside, among the shadows, you can see different objects of torture used in the middle ages, somewhat twisted them for these things. The truth is that many of the gadgets are the most interesting. I missed many things, an audio in different languages, a bit more of the history of each instrument... The only thing that came with the object was a sign in English with a few sentences stating what it was and what it was used. My friend does not speak English, so he understood only a couple of posters, others it was reading I. The visit is not guided, you do it at your own pace. The truth is that we were the only people who had been inside. Everything is dark and penumbra, a blue or red lights up the elements, highlighting them in the darkness. Then I understood the reason for the low light, the walls are only plastered, and patches of cement. If there were a little more light, would be the site the seedy world, with 4 rusty irons and little else. I wanted to go to the toilet, smaller and old impossible. Not ready for the disabled or for tall people. I think that this "Museum" could be much more original and fun if the investment, or reform, corresponding to take. Just across the channel is the market of the tulips. You can make your way through the area to see both. In short, if there are too many for 7' €50 and you are interested in these things, happens to have a look.
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  • We should have read reviews here beforehand, but we didn't. And that was our mistake. It is hard to find any redeeming quality in this museum. It is very small, poorly lit, with barely any information...  more »
  • I've been living in the Netherlands for almost 6 years and this was my first visit to the Torture museum. This place is one of those places which is built around one specific theme like museum of pros...  more »
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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.