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Torture Museum, Amsterdam

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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1.1/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Good information on the instrument displayed. Well presented. As the cost of entry is not to much I would recommend if this interests you. Cash only for these tickets 
  • Tried to find the other one listed on Tripadvisor, but it seems to not exist anymore. This one was like a 3rd of the price @€7,50. Well worth the money. Some weird stuff religious people tortured thos...  read more »
  • Skip this place unless you want to be tortured by an inflated price, dimly lit space, aging displays and stale air. 
  • Quite a disappointment and not worth the €7.50 entry fee. The information was surface level interesting but didn't go in to enough detail to be useful and was bizarrely worded in places. The presentation looked old and dated indeed there was evidence of quick cheap fixes to some of the information boards. It's a small museum too taking only 20 minutes to go through. Stairs are involved so not suitable for those in wheelchairs or with mobility challenges. Also bring your reading glasses as it's in very low light.
  • An excellent meal at very good prices. Had a delicious carvery for 4.95 with great service in a beautiful restaurant.
  • Very short expo of mildly uninteresting things (e.g. a shovel, lol).
  • Its pretty neat but definitely a short trip as it is small. Each "torture" device is presented as an exhibit and described by a plaque nearby. The guillotine is pretty cool, I must say.
  • Terrible museum. Miserable guy at counter. Not a lot to see and very odd descriptions. Were in and out in only 20 mins. Cost 7.50....
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