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The Corrie ten Boom House

19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, 2002 CE Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Haarlem
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We found the visit to this house to be an incredibly inspiring experience. Our tour guide did a phenomenal job of telling the whole story from the beginning to the end, supplying facts and details about the Nazi occupation of Holland and Corrie's tremendous role in saving the lives of many Jews--and others who were in danger. Because she had... More

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Nova Scotia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The tour takes about one hour and is well worth the visit whether you know the story about Corrie ten Boom or not. The house is small and each tour is limited in size, so depending on the time of day, you may have to wait. Glad we took the time to visit and to hear the ten Boom story.... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Don't have the expectations of a tour like you get at the Anne Frank house. The tour is run by volunteers. We were over capacity by numbers so at times it got a little crowded, but was just happy not to be turned away. Corrie's story is really impressive to have and I feel that you walk away with a... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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229 reviews 229 reviews
113 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Having visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, I was expecting a similar experience, albeit on a smaller scale, at Corrie Ten Boom House. The story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family is one of courage and inspiration against the backdrop of the horrors of the Second World War and the persecution of the Jews. It was both fascinating... More

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Guelph, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The tour given by the young man was excellent. He did a great job of telling everyone about the background of the ten Boom family and how they came to hide Jewish people in their homes during WWII. Worth every centime.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Beautiful home and a wonderful story about a family who served God! This is my second visit! The tour shows the actual place where the Jewish people hid.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was really exciting to visit the house where Corrie Ten Boom and her family hid Jews during the second world war. The Ten Booms watch shop is now a jewelers and you must go along a passage at the side of the house to to find the door listing the language and times of tours. We were taken upstairs... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

So glad a friend recommended this tour. The town was very quaint, the tour of the house was very interesting. Easy to get to by train I am so glad we went. The windmill was also a swell worth it tour since we were there.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What a brilliant & very heart warming story. To see the hiding place for real after reading the book was a chilling experience.

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Leeds, UK
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I chose to go here as I had seen it mentioned in Lonely Planet but I was entirely unprepared for the Christian nature of the tour. The tour lasted an hour but the actual story of the family was very poorly explained. The guide jumped back and forth through the narrative and failed to say anything at all about the... More

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