Museum Corrie Ten Boomhuis, Haarlem

(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Though the site of a tragic betrayal, Museum Corrie Ten Boomhuis represents a story of hope and a family who ultimately sacrificed their own safety to help persecuted Jews and others during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Visit the classic Dutch-style house, restored to appear as it did during its time as a watch shop in the 1940s, when the Ten Boom family used their residence to protect refugees and shelter those in hiding. Join a guided tour to learn about the family's efforts and see their personal items, such as photographs, as well as the secret closet itself. Be sure to book your entry ahead of time, as reservations are limited and fill up quickly. With our custom trip planner, Haarlem attractions like Museum Corrie Ten Boomhuis can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Email the house to book a spot on a tour in advance as they fill up. If you have time during your visit to Amsterdam, definitely visit Haarlem and the Corrie ten Boom House. The tour is informative an...  more »
  • This was a great tour. I had read the book prior to my visit and it was amazing to be standing in the house where all of the events took place. Our tour guide was wonderful. She had survived World War...  more »
  • Was an amazing experience walking through the hiding place. The tour guide really was interactive with the group and we really could visualise what it was like and what a amazing family the Ten Booms ...  more »
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  • Very disappointing. Even disgraceful. I thought it was a Holocaust story. The story is largely glossed over with little detail and in a perfunctory manner. These people have set up this "attraction" for one purpose, to push their own brand of religion on the unsuspecting. Avoid it.
  • It is an amazing museum. Would encourage everybody to visit it. Tells a real story in a real place. Entrance should be within a tour for only 1 hour. Tours are im English and Dutch. Has a specific times though. I went to 12.30 English tour
  • Free museum that tells the incredible story of the Ten Boom family who has been recognized by Israel is honorable Gentiles for their work in saving so many Jews during WWII as resistance fighters outside Amsterdam. They do well with younger elementary children who can listen... A small bookstore. See the place where the Jews hid. Not for the physically handicapped as it is an old Dutch house with crazy steps.
  • What an amazing piece of history. Tucked in the corner of a shopping district is the historical house of Corrie Ten Boom, where Jewish people were hid from Nazis during WW2. We were able to go down to visit during a 12 hour layover in amsterdam. Was definitely worth it just for the history. The day was very busy for the museum so they add an extra tour, but it was still pretty full and a little claustrophobic being there with so many people. Otherwise and excellent experience.
  • This was a great place to go and see another hiding place for Jewish people during WWII. The volunteer tour guide was very informative and answered many questions that the group asked. It is a great place to visit if you're interested in learning about the history of helping people hide. I had not heard of Corrie ten Boom before moving to the Netherlands. It's a very interesting story and I would highly recommend going!