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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. 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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  • Don't bother going in my opinion , save your money. It takes less than 10 minutes to go round and is simply not worth the entrance fee of 7.5 euros per person Avoid  more »
  • If you have some spare time, why not - but there's not too much to see, mostly you have to read yourself things from info boards. They could do much better, I think.  more »
  • Worth the money. I was there about 30 mins. They even had it dark and dreary throughout. Definitely should check it out.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Don't waste your time and money. I am not wasting my time writing any more details. 👎
  • 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.
  • Interesting place. A few things there that you don't learn avout at school in history class. A couple of different methods certainly pur a shiver down the spine. Small, quick tour. Worth a look.
  • Definitely a tourist trap, but I rather enjoyed it. I'm not sure what the cost is these days as I went in 2006.. None the less I'd say check it out.