Het Dolhuys, Haarlem

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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. Use our Haarlem online trip builder to arrange your visit to Het Dolhuys and other attractions in Haarlem.
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  • perfect place to have coffee or a tasty lunch with fresh (bio) ingredients. Excellent service with a real smiley!  more »
  • This was sooo fascinating and very educational. Certainly just as jeje bored or just a fun day are looking for. Individual interviews to in several exhibitions. The location is right next to the station and is fine to do on foot from the station. Good luck!
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  • We came here for a special performance which was held by and for blind and partially sighted people. We paid our entrance and searched the room, but to our surprise we ran a museum in that was grafted on psychiatry. There we came not for we found and after a while we went we had to find or not anywhere else in. At the last minute we were warned by the receptionist where we had to be so we were just in time to attend where we were. That receptionists had rather be able to warn us. The museum itself was nothing special and there you would actually, if you really are looking for, an explanation should have of a man and not of written texts as I that there came across.
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  • I love this place. I love the view, the light, the food. Also corner for children can keep children busy for some time.
  • Love this museum. Mental health and art. And good lectures and exhibitions. The cafe has great food and the terras outside is beautiful. Always having a inspiring time visiting this museum. Near to station Haarlem. 5 minutes walk.
  • Love the idea that the restaurant is partly run by people with a certain disability wanting to get back to work. The whole warm atmosphere I felt in the museum and the restaurant was that we should avoid the prejudice against mental illnesses. Everyone should visit. It is difficult to explain :)
  • Bad service, we had to ask for the waitress to come over to our table, also the tables were not very clean and some of the menu items were not being served
  • Very interesting museum!

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