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The Corrie ten Boom House

19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, 2002 CE Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Haarlem
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Having read "The Hiding Place" as a teenager and having heard Corrie Ten Boom speak at a youth rally shortly before her death at the age of 91, I felt incredibly privileged to find myself sitting in her family's living room, hearing her story told so beautifully by our guide. The Ten Boom house is really easy to find from... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After visiting the Ten Boom House, I re-read the other negative reviews on here. Honestly, for a free tour/museum, it seems like there is a lot of griping on TA. The Ten Booms have a great story of putting others' needs in front of your own. The guide spoke from the belief viewpoint of the family, which seemed appropriate to... More

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152 reviews 152 reviews
76 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our family recently spent 2 1/2 weeks in northern Europe visiting 7 countries, and this was one of my favorite visits. The simple authenticity of this tour was refreshing. We were taken on a tour that was limited to 20 people. Our guide took us to the family room of the house where we sat in a circle as he... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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90 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Imagine giving your life so others might be saved. This is what Corrie ten Boom's family did to save Jewish friends that would surely be killed by the Nazis. The tour guide Bittie (spelling?) did a marvelous job describing the times, as well as, the family and how they got to the point where they were willing to sacrifice their... More

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San Mateo, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

For those who know the Ten Boom story, the heavy focus on evangelical Christianity will not come as a surprise. (I am not a particularly religious person, but I read the book years ago, so I knew what was coming.) The guides, who are pleasant, are open about it from the get-go, but it can be off-putting for some. And... More

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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We elected to stay in Haarlem based on suggestions by Rick Steves and we are glad we did so. Due to a trip delay we missed the Anne Frank house but had heard the story of the Corrie Ten Boom house, which was just around the corner from our hotel. We managed to snag a tour by waiting around as... More

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Alpine, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Many folk only think about visiting Anne Franks house when in Holland but this house has every bit of history and interest if not more. read the book THE HIDING PLACE and then go visit it. The spinster sisters and their father saved many lives during WWII while two of the lost theirs. The guides are fantastic and the true... More

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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We like to visit all WW2 sites in Europe and we did not want to miss this. It was quite disappointing and after listening to few minutes of "prayers are important because they show how much God loves Israel", and "Israel is important", we decided to leave as there was nothing historical in the guide's presentation. We respect everybody and... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to Haarlem just to visit the Corrie ten Boom house because we love her books and her families story of dedication. It was a wonderful place and our guide did an excellent job of telling all about Corrie and her family. We loved Haarlem so much we stayed a couple of days it is a wonderful place.

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The guide did an amazing job telling the Ten Boom story and telling her personal WWII stories as well. IT was great to see the hiding place and home to get a better understanding of what it was like. Well worth the hour tour. And free!

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