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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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Duluth, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour. We had made advance reservations, which is advisable since they only take 20 people on each tour. It was very moving to stand and view the hiding place & to imagine the hours spent in those tight quarters. Having read the book before the tour certainly helped and made it more meaningful. Looking out on... More

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Houston
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a great tour. They only take a max of 20 people at a time. The woman that gave the English tour was very knowledgable. They have times on the door as to when the tours start. I'm not sure how many a day they do. It is very worthwhile to visit.

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MA
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70 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed going to the Corrie ten Boom House. I would definitely recommend this tour to give the perspective of those who helped in the resistance, and the ten Boom family was one of those families. It was amazing to be in the same home, and to be able to actually go in the place where people were hidden... More

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NWUSA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a recent trip to the Netherlands my wife and I decided to skip the Anne Frank house in favor of visiting Haarlem's Ten Boom house. Cornelius Ten Boom and his family were the people taking the risks to help people like the Franks survive. That, to me, is the more interesting story. The house itself seems solidly middle-class and... More

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The tour left me in tears. I am so moved by the courage of this family. The house is and many items are so well preserved and the story is told so well, that it's almost like touching this family through the years. I am in awe of their courage. I had read the book and when we visited Haarlem... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visiting the home where this family risked, and ultimately sacrificed, so much for their friends and neighbors during the Nazi occupation is both sobering and encouraging. The Christian faith calls its followers to love others. This family really put their lives on the line to answer such a call. I recommend this visit highly.

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Mons, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The house itself was interesting and the story of Corrie's family and their experiences was interesting since families like hers played such an important role in history. The memorabilia, standing in the hiding room and the personal stories were very moving. However, I was uncomfortable with the proselytizing spin the guide put on everything.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was my wife's favorite spot in the Netherlands even though we love Amsterdam. My wife had read "The Hiding Place" and we both have admired the courage Corrie ten Boom and her family showed in the face of Nazi atrocities. The highlight of the tour is, of course, the hiding place, where Jews were hidden while in transit. Unlike... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having read "The Hiding Place" and seeing the movie, this was a must see for us. We got a tour of the Ten Boom house and got to stand in the secret room. It was a great place to visit and so real.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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