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The Corrie ten Boom House

19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, 2002 CE Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Haarlem
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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21 attraction reviews
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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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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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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234 reviews 234 reviews
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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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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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