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Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments

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Address: Damrak 33 | 1012 LK, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 528 5482
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In the Middle Ages, Torture was a widely known punishment for almost all...

In the Middle Ages, Torture was a widely known punishment for almost all crimes committed, ranging from rape to murder, and above all for heresy. The Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments displays over 100 devices in 5 areas., with and unique collection of photos, drawings, torture tools, and wax figures.Is located in DAMRAK 33 , 2 min walk from Central Station

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Don't get your hopes up

I was really excited to visit this museum...however when I found it was a self guided tour where you just read information off a picture I was a little disappointed. The... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

5 euro max I reckon. Lots of reading. Just a few props and pictures. Nothing worth seeing really. Wouldn't recommend

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this site 15 years ago or so, but wanted my husband to see it this time. What a waste of time and money (7.5 Euros each). They are no longer maintaining the exhibits. They have informative signage in several languages next to the exhibits or in some case the pictures, however, some are so poorly lit that you can't... More 

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Thank Sheri J
Morogoro Region, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit - A chance to see the early adopted methods of tortures. Don't visit this place if you are someone whose soft at heart, and not able to absorb sadistic sights and thoughts.

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to visit this museum...however when I found it was a self guided tour where you just read information off a picture I was a little disappointed. The instruments however are intriguing and some look terrifying, for €7.50 per adult I probably wouldn't go again and I don't think I'd recommend it either

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This place is certainly a dark place. Worth a visit if you are in Amsterdam. Very dark and educational. The other half loved it here as very sadistic :|

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I really enjoyed visiting this museum!! It was very fascinating some of the torture techniques were quite gruesome so if your squeamish i wouldn't advise it.

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Thank ukchelle
Regina, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Tourist map said show this for discount. We arrive there and say we need some kind of card. What the hell?

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

It's a ten minutes walk along the exhibition, which is very poor, and for my opinion over price It is very boring actualy

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

After seeing the flyer for this museum me and my partner with really excited to visit as we are both into gothic and medieval history attractions. We were both disappointed by this museum though! A lot of reading and not a lot to interactive with. Takes minutes to walk round! Wouldn't recommend it as a place to visit.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited the museum last week, for €7.50 it is not worth it. It is interesting don't get me wrong, but at the end of the day it's a couple of small rooms with a few bits and pieces and some info on the instruments. There are plenty more things to do and see in Amsterdam, if... More 

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