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Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments

Damrak 33 | 1012 LK, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 528 5482
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Unique Museum, Price is way too high

This is a unique museum that displays medieval torture instruments. I have not been to any other... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Sundncr
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Would of been more stars if it was longer

Very informative museum. It was quite short however it we was still glad to see it. We didn't't... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Cole D
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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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1 Feb 2018
“Would of been more stars if it was longer”
26 Aug 2017
“First time visit”
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Damrak 33 | 1012 LK, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 528 5482
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This is a unique museum that displays medieval torture instruments. I have not been to any other such museum in the world. There are a very small number of artifacts housed in a narrow small house. The artifacts are placed so far apart, it appears...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Very informative museum. It was quite short however it we was still glad to see it. We didn't't rush through it like the people infront of us. If you just want to go and have a quick look they i would say to visit somewhere...More

Thank Cole D
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

One of my friends wanted to visit whilst we were in the city. It only takes 20-30 mins to get round. It's not particularly disabled friendly as there a few different levels inside. The information is displayed on the walls and a few devices scatted...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Really not good value for money, it’s a 10 minute walk around. You are suppose to read signs on the walls to explain the pictures and equipment; not good value for money.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Went in here with my friend a few years ago & enjoyed walking round and finding out about all the different instruments!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

My friend and I visited this museum as we thought it would be interesting and something different to other museums we had been to, however, it was one of the worst places we went to throughout a month trip around Europe and I would not...More

2  Thank wanderer1603
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Saw this place advertised on many posters near the dam finally found it after walking around for a while. Quite a good experience of all the medieval torture devices very shocking how they was back then. Not the faint hearted Lots of information ,posters and...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

A bit kitchy, but a decent 20-30min diversion into the history of torture. The 'museum' has low lighting and many replicas of torture devices-many of which I've only read about in history books-along with explanations of use. It was about what we expected so we...More

1  Thank PostcardPassenger
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Do not go here. It is a waste of money and time. There is basically nothing inside but a bunch of murals on the walls and tea stained old (fake!) signage about torture. You can do better reading about torture with good lighting. It is...More

2  Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is definitely a tourist trap...we had that expectation when we showed up and it didn't disappoint. For 7 euros you will find all different types of torture devices, some look recreated and some look authentic. Overall this was interesting and killed about an hour...More

Thank Michael H
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I'm not sure this is wheelchair accessible. There are a few sets of stairs in the museum and it seems like you need to use them to go between floors. You could contact the museum and ask. They may be able to accommodate... More
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