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The Corrie ten Boom House

19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, Haarlem 2002 CE, The Netherlands (Centrum)
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Everyone goes to see the Anne Frank house, but in some ways this house is even more interesting because it still feels like a house and you can easily imagine behind the wall.  Be prepared for some strong Christian perspectives that will be shared throughout.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Both the drama of the events here and it's significance in recent history make this a worthwhile visit. It's a good tour, and you can enter into the actual "hiding place" and get some feel for what those who went through those times felt, but reading the book will fill in more of the helpful details.

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Nashville
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130 reviews 130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

An impromptu visit to Haarlem and the added special stop at this Ten Boom house which was a hiding place for Jews during WWII. Very informative volunteer guide made me feel like I was part of the story. Walked up steep winding stairs to the actual hiding place and was amazed at the events that took place there. Would highly... More

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Atlanta
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

This tour is offered in German and English, the times for the "next" tour in each language are posted on the door. It is free, but they do accept donations. Also, the clock shop, which was the Ten Boom family business, is still in operation (although still called Ten Boom, it is not the family.) They ask that you wait... More

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Glasgow
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

This was our second visit to the Ten Boom house and as I say in the title it brings to life all of the dramatic true story of the book "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom. The visiting times are displayed on the door at the side of the house and you can have a coffee in one of... More

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Dover, Delaware
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328 reviews 328 reviews
136 attraction reviews
2,246 helpful votes 2,246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

Corrie ten Boom's life story is amazing, visiting the actual house in which she lived is very special to see. The ten Booms were devout Christians, and as such were dedicated to helping their fellow man, no matter what his or her religion. During World War II, the ten Booms began hiding Jews in their home, and a false wall... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

This presentation was not at all about educating people on the atrocities of the war or sharing an interesting story of survival, but instead was about shoving Jesus down people's throats. This place is supposed to be a sight for Holocaust remembrance as it shows a place where Jews were hidden in the Holocaust. However, it's basically an evangelical presentation... More

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Fullerton, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

I took the tour years ago while on a college trip studying schools in the Netherlands. My best moments were at the Corrie Ten Boom house and the Anne Frank. For being a teacher, this added a personal touch to the history lessons I taught to my students. It is truly worth the trip to visit Corrie Ten Boom house.... More

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Springboro, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

Haarlem was a late addition to our Holland itinerary. We didn't know if it would make the cut or not but it was on our way home. Boy, are we glad we stopped! The architecture is stunning, the restaurants and shops are marvelous, and our experience there was a highlight of our Holland Adventure. We loved the Grote Markt and... More

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West Jordan, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

What a gem of a tour! Our guide, Marijke, brought us and gave us the background of the Hiding Place (about 20 minutes) while we were seated in the family's living room. Our two boys (ages 7 and 8) were enthralled with the tour and got to ask questions and crawl into the actual hiding place in Corrie's room. The... More

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