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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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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

whilst visiting our daughter in the Netherlands, we took a trip to Haarlem for the day and almost stumbled upon the place by accident. there are specific opening times for tourists, so we had a small wait (so we retired to a small local bar) until it opened. we were met by a very pleasant lady who welcomed us very... More

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Elanora, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This was so different to another similar house. It was a personalised guided tour not only of a house but of a family's life and generosity. Be aware that you will have to climb stairs. though it is done in small sections. At the end of the tour you felt that you had met the ten Boom clan. One not... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The Corrie Ten Boom house has a similar story to the Anne Frank house only it is free and you dont have to queue for hours to get in. A personal guide tells the story and allows your to ask questions, and is very informative. If you dont mind a bit of religious flavour in the stories then it is... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We arrived in Amsterdam on a cruise ship. It was quite simple to take the train to Haarlem, and make our way to this muesum. There were tours in English offered, with a sign posted on the door showing the next available time. The visit was free, but was worth much more. The guide did an excellent job of explaining... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is an amazing testimony to the faith of the ten Boom family, and how they were able to assist those being persecuted during WWII. For more insight, read the book or watch the movie, "The Hiding Place". You will appreciate this house all the more. Be sure to check times for English language tours or Dutch language tours; you... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I saw the movie "The Hiding Place" when I was young. It was amazing to be in the house where Corrie lived, worked, and helped save 800 Jews, resisters, and young Dutch men. The docent was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the house/museum was very well kept. The town of Haarlem itself is also quite lovely.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

There are two 'hiding place' museums in Amsterdam, the more famous Anna Frank house in Amsterdam, and this little Corrie ten Boom house in Haarlem, which is just less than 20 min train ride from Amsterdam Central Station. The former is about how the Jews tried to save their own lives by creating a hiding place, but at the end... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

An absolute recommendation for everyone. Inspiring, thought-provoking and made genuinely enjoyable by the wonderful guide. Tour in English as well as Dutch.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We tried to visit on a Sunday, but it was closed. Hard to determine if the "House" was still open at all.

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London
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Fantastic place to visit - a few personal experience is shared in a warm and interesting way

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