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Het Dolhuys, Haarlem

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
Challenge the contrasts between sanity and insanity, visitors and inmates, and participants and observers at Het Dolhuys, the national museum of psychiatry. Established in 2005 in an old psychiatric hospital, the museum houses artifacts from seven psychiatric institutions. Items displayed include the belongings of famous patients, treatment methods, and tools. Interactive displays include the ability to listen to patients' oral stories using a stethoscope--putting the visitor in the shoes of doctor or observer. Plan to visit Het Dolhuys and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Haarlem attractions using our Haarlem trip builder.
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  • This museum we walked on their own. A special experience and at times oppressive. Take the time to quietly to open all the doors and the stories to read and to listen, that is really worth it.
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  • Ever met a normal person? This museum is a must for everyone, young and old. For many an introduction to psychiatry. By very varied and engaging approach also suitable for youth.
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  • We are within 1.5 hours. I expected that more attention would be paid to the living conditions and treatment methods for psychiatric patïenten in the past. Instead, more attention has been paid to people in the Psychiatry and their place in society. Informative and useful, but little entertainment value. The tests that you have on the PC's include interesting.
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  • The museum seems to be nice... if you know Dutch! :-( The panels are not translated, as well as texts, or audios, or even the videos (they only have subtitles in Dutch). It's a pity that it's not a little bit more accessible for foreigners, because the stories look interesting.
  • Impressive museum on psychiatry in primarily The Netherlands. The personnel is friendly and personal, providing a brief introduction to museum upon arrival. The lack of English translations might makes it less attractive for foreign visitors, but still the overall atmosphere will provide a lasting impression.
  • Great Museum with a very personal touch. I was impressed and moved in the way patients are presented in this museum. Tip: I liked the apple pie in the museum restaurant.
  • Interssanter than thought.
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  • Best google readers, I have to say that the Green Hills sanitarium me very with it fell. In the beginning I thought that I would find a little monotonous or boring. Once there, I found out that this was not so. We are taken away by old clients and their experiences with mental illness. Such a story has much more impact if it comes from the person, rather than someone who gives us a tour. Putting us (students) thinking. We have been running around full of admiration and desperately wanted as quickly as possible to another room to new information and new stories to hearing. Some patients had terrible stories and experiences shared with us. To make it as lifelike look like we are a dark room in walked; you didn't see any hand for eyes. In the dark was explained to us what there with you was done by a woman who has been sitting there in the isolation cell years ago.. It felt almost real! I want the makers and employees of that museum very thank for this experience. That more people discover this beautiful museum! Best regards, an enthusiastic student from Lead.
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