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Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments

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Address: Damrak 33 | 1012 LK, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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A little less than we expected

I think the expectation for this museum was maybe a little high. The price was quite reasonable at about €7 but actually for the size of it & contents it left us, not dissapointed... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the expectation for this museum was maybe a little high. The price was quite reasonable at about €7 but actually for the size of it & contents it left us, not dissapointed but deflated. It took about 20 minutes to go through, consisted of a single walkway through a dark (atmospheric?) building with various torture devices dotted left... More 

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The items were interesting with info cards beside most items. It cost us €7.50 and took around 15 mins to stop and look at each item. Some items are not for the feint hearted. I think there are better attractions in Amsterdam, unless you have a real interest in this sort of stuff.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Not very big and quiet run down. Just involves reading typed information. Now worth the money, it would be better value and more interesting to go to a bookshop and buy a book on medical torture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

An odd one this... I found it interesting, the torture exhibits are enough to make you wince, particularly when you read the matter of fact descriptions that accompany them. It is a small exhibition but also quite cheap at 7.50EUR. It will not be everyone's cup of tea.

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South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I wanted to see this museum since the last one i saw was when i was 15 in London. The place felt very dated like nothing has changed for years, there were some signs damaged and not replaced, like management has given up on it. If you happen to pass it and have the money go, good way to fill... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Really poor attraction - old, small, tired and tatty, poor exhibits, no information given. Do yourself a favour - save your time and money and do something else - this place is rubbish.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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 3 December 2016

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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Morogoro Region, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 8 November 2016 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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