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The Corrie ten Boom House

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Address: 19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, 2002 CE Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Inspiring - get in early

The story of the Ten Boom family, as presented in the tour, is inspiring. Learnt many interesting facts about the family, their faith, the Dutch resistance and life for the Jews... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
chouxpastry
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The story of the Ten Boom family, as presented in the tour, is inspiring. Learnt many interesting facts about the family, their faith, the Dutch resistance and life for the Jews in WW2. It has somewhat of a more personal touch than the Anne Frank Museum. A very emotional but also educational visit! A must see when visiting Haarlem. It's... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here on the recommendation of a friend and am so glad I did! I think I probably enjoyed it more than the Anne Frank house, although thy deal with similar themes. This museum was a lot less crowded, even though we had a very full late afternoon tour. The guides are all volunteers and you can tell because... More 

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Thank Zoe Z
Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw a couple people give this museum a 1 rating based on it being "too evangelical". I suppose they hadn't read the book. We knew Corrie's story going in and, honestly, that is why we wanted to see it personally. Our tour guide was excellent. He shared brilliantly the history. He knew the family personally. He knew all the... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Corrie Ten Boom house was our favorite stop on our trip to the Netherlands. The tour guide was very informative, very kind, and very patient as she talked through the history of the Ten Boom family and their mission to save Jews during the War. Much of the house has been preserved--though of course there have been changes--and so... More 

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Thank Hayley S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A moving story of faith and commitment to humanity is rooted in the Ten Boom family. Their heart for the oppressed Jews in Holland during WWII is told in the parlor of the ten Boom home. Make reservations well in advance of your visit to Haarlem as this is a "must" visit. It will leave you moved to tears and... More 

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Thank James H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last weekend with 15 young boys aged 10-13. They knew about Anne Frank, but this was their first introduction to the full story of the Ten Boom family. As a large group, we pre-booked onto the 10am English-speaking tour. Our guide was fantastic (my only regret is not recalling her name to credit her here), with a beautifully... More 

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Thank Chessy A
Highland, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Haarlem and went straight to the Ten Boom Museum on foot from the station. It was a nice walk over a canal bridge into the beautiful town of Haarlem. When we arrived (on a Tuesday), they were just taking in a group around noon and said they accept 20 people into the museum per tour. So we... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say this was a great stop and tells a great story of love and compassion from WWII and the Nazi persecution. Loved the whole visit, and books are a great read as well. DO MAKE A RESERVATION, LIMITED SMALL GROUPS ONLY, WE LUCKED INTO BEING 3 ADD-ONS TO A GROUP OF 18, WE GOT LUCKY, DON'T TAKE... More 

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Thank Frank S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took part in an English tour this morning. The guide was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable, passionate and had the right personality to deliver great insight into this astonishing piece of history. Having not known too much about this previously, I wasn't sure what to expect. However, the tour was in great depth and I felt like I learned... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour today with guide Piotr, fascinating place, fascinating story, brilliantly told. Glad we booked, some people who hadn't were disappointed.

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