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The Corrie ten Boom House

19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, Haarlem 2002 CE, The Netherlands (Centrum)
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
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Titusville, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Do not miss this one! Haarlem is a beautiful town, much like a quiet, small version of Amsterdam. The Corrie Ten Boom museum is a tribute to Corrie's family as well as others who risked, and sometimes gave their lives, to protect and hid Jews from the Nazi occupiers in the Netherlands during the Second World War. Plan your trip... More

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is well worth a visit. But Corrie ten Boom was very religious so the house is maintained and administered by the church. So in addition to a well worth it tour, you get a prayer and a sermon. But do it anyway, it only takes a couple minutes and it adds to the context.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Feel the pressure of the jews that were housed here in 'The Hiding Place'. No show but a sober and real thing.

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Brisbane,
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The book "The h\Hiding Place" by Corrie ten Boom was the book that resulted in my wife becoming a believer, when she read of how Corrie had forgiven her Ravensbruck camp guard in 1947, although a first reluctant to do so. The tiny house can only take a limited number of people at a time so be sure to get... More

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Kingston, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This was a well preserved museum and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. But I found his "preaching Christianity" a little too much and we had very little time to explore on our own.

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Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It was the highlight for my wife because history came to life. The volunteer tour guide shared history from her heart. Very much appreciated the stories. Praise God for what He has done, and the hope we all have.

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I loved this place - what a window into history, what happened durign this period and how they were treated, how they had to survive. It doesn't come across in books, not even this well in film. I'm so glad they preserved where they lived this out! A must-see.

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Illesheim, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a one hr tour that is a great piece of history. You can tour in English or Dutch. Very friendly staff. Centrally located easy 5-10 min walk from bus station, near Sint Bavo.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was a moving trip. A heroine of the highest order. Very challenging. A good trip to add to a trip to the Anne Frank Museum.

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Mons, Belgium
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Terrific story of a family who made their mark in history saving lives. I've read many reviews about guides going over the top with Christian proselytizing and our visit wasn't much different. That being said, I offer two comments: first, due to the religious background of the Ten Boom family, it's difficult to tell their story without integrating the religious... More

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