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Het Dolhuys

Address: Schotersingel 2, 2021 GE Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 023 5410670
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Haarlem
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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English first
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum, placed in the old medieval shelter for mad people, is very joyable and interesting. Regular changing expositions make it worthwile to visit the museum more than once. The museum café provides in excellent food and drinks. Very easy accessible, next to Central Station of Haarlem.

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Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We would have enjoyed the visit more if there had been more information in English. We were provided with an English guide but it did not translate the speeches of the people describing their experiences with mental illness. So we missed out on a lot.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were here for goodbye drinks and quickly glanced at the museum. It was very interesting and we will sure be back to visit more intensively. All history about old ways to treat psychiatric diseases can be seen here. It is astonishIng to learn what they used to cure patients!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The building is interesting and worth a good look around but maybe not for the £10 entrance fee. The highlight for me were the original 'cells/treatment rooms'. Everything in the museum is in Dutch and the English language guide was lacking in it's descriptions, missing some sections entirely. for the missed out sections we were stuck as to what some... More 

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IJmuiden, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I went here on a quiet day without a lot of people. Only us and a group student (who weren't very loud). I actually expected a lot from this museum, because I know much about mental disorders, so there is not a lot people can learn me anymore. Still I wanted to go to this museum, because I live nearby... More 

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Haarlem, Nederland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This museum is an example of how modern museums should look, in my opinion. There are sound effects, they play with colour and everywhere there are place you can look and learn something. I love how they pick the stories of a group of people with mental disorders to show you how they think and see life. The last room... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

On the plus side: * beautiful old building, terrace is quiet and with a nice view * fresh ingredients for food and tasty beers you'll never find again from small micro breweries * prices ok. Not too expensive. On the neutral and minus: * not a terribly exciting interior or very comfy chairs * staff ok but not too over... More 

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