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The Corrie ten Boom House

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Address: 19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, 2002 CE Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-23-531-0823
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We happened upon a tour in English at the right time and are so happy we went. The guide was a wonderful woman who explained the history of the family and the circumstances and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We happened upon a tour in English at the right time and are so happy we went. The guide was a wonderful woman who explained the history of the family and the circumstances and reasons why the ten Boom family did what they did. We were able to see where the family hid the Jews. It was the other side... More 

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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Well, the best laid plans...I was unaware of exact times of tours, if there are any. We arrived at the house for a short window of time. Arriving about 1:30 and the next tour listed on the door, was not until 3. Since the tour lasts an hour, it was impossible. Ive wanted to see the house for decades, and... More 

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Upland, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Interesting free sight. My husband enjoyed this one more than I did. I found it difficult to stay awake while sitting in the parlor, listening to the history of the house, but I mostly attribute this to the extremely warm weather.

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Glasgow
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We wanted to get a visit in the summer but we didn't have time so we decided we would make a special visit. Although there were only two of us, when we arrived at the Ten Boom house, there were around 12-15 people waiting to take the tour. There are tours in English at various times. We were met by... More 

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geelong
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

After seeing the enormous queues for the Anne Frank House we decided to give it a miss and go instead to the Ten Boom house in Haarlem. SO glad we did!! We were in a group of only 6 with a lovely fellow, a volunteer, as our guide. Having read Corrie's book many years ago it was quite a surreal... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I learned a lot on this tour. You begin in a lovely sitting room full of antiques,etc while an excellent guide gives you the historic background of the home, the family and how they decided to hide Jews from the Nazis. They were a wonderful Christian family who tried to do the right thing and once they were caught endured... More 

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Corrie Ten Boom (CTB) story and house in the middle of Haarlem (incidentally, stay in Haarlem as the jumping off location for Amsterdam and other Netherlands locations) is a historical gem. The Ten Booms were willing, as Christians, to eschew danger/death in order to hide and protect Jews from the occupying Nazis during WWII. Their house along with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our tour guide was very knowledgable, had lived thru world war two in holland, and was quite religious. As was corrie ten boom. Our guide said there are 16 volunteers who give tours and it seems from the reviews their level of religious fervor varies widely. I am not religious but was happy to hear our guides perspective. Just roll... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This historical house offered promise of an interesting slice of life in World War II, but was pretty much ruined by the tour guide. She was completely "over the top" on the religious aspects of it--to the point of really warping the history. I think references to the Christian beliefs of the Ten Boom family are completely appropriate, but this... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Having read The Hiding Place, I was so excited to get to see where the whole story happened. It was incredible to sit in the Ten Boom's home listening to the story of their courageous faith in hiding Jews in their home. Standing in the actually hole in the wall that was the hiding place made me tear up. I... More 

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