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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  • A real history lesson. Interesting to see how were the forms of torture used to. It has images, drawings and real instruments of torture that have been used by mankind. Very close to other tourist attractions. Worth knowing. Reasonable price.
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  • This place was a total joke! Went in because it sounded interesting, but immediately saw a load of medieval photocopied pictures on the wall with a ton of writing in all languages below. You would be ...  more »
  • Not really excited, the exhibits are described briefly, the collection is restricted, actually the little there is here is visible in the hall dedicated to the same theme in the Ripley's Museum... go your way
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  • 3 lads. Just been to a coffee shop and went to the torture museum. My man wanted 7 Euro 50 so we accepted. I went in and in 3 mins after seeing some torture devices that was a guillotine and a spike chair, we was at a door which was the exit. All I'm saying is that that's the easiest 7 Euro 50 anyone is making. Waste of money.
  • Alright for a half hour bit of fun. Probably good for families. Not sure if I would have paid £7 for it knowing it was quite short
  • Nice exhibition of medieval torture implements. There was a decent selection of exhibits to look at, and text (in Dutch and English) on the walls nearby explaining each of the implements in detail. It's a small museum, but if you take your time and read each of the histories it will pass half an hour or so.
  • I liked it. The staff was friendly. It was cool to see the torture objects in reality. I wish there was more information given in the tour. But it was ok
  • 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.

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