Torture Museum, Amsterdam

1.5
#44 of 120 in Museums in Amsterdam
Visit Torture Museum to discover Europe's grisly past. The real torture instruments on display were used across the continent from the Middle Ages up until a few centuries ago. As you wander the small maze of dimly lit rooms, you'll come face-to-face with some original torture instruments and many reconstructions. Learn about the Cloak of Shame, the Inquistion Chair, the Guillotine, and many more. Work out when and for how long to visit Torture Museum and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam tour builder site .
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  • The museum is a cluster and some texts don't match the items next to it. It is clearly badly taken care of and just consists of reading material and a few objects. Spend your money on something else  more »
  • Exciting and interesting museum in the centre of Amsterdam. They had got there many scary gear that was used as a torture tool in the past, really scary. Built in a cool environment. Just 7.5 E very worth the money. You need 30-45 min here.
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  • There is a lot of interesting information about the Tortur history during the Middle Age, but the info boards could be a little more detailed and it would help to add a few marks or numbers badges on the items to explain their use. It’s worth the visit, but it’s too short.
  • The exhibits are quite interesting and the info texts add some interesting context to them, but on some of the exhibits it would have been interesting to have a more detailed explanation as to how it was used and what the method "did". I liked that they often explained for which delicts the method has been used.
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