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“Example of why it's worth reading minority negative reviews” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Corrie ten Boom House

The Corrie ten Boom House
19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, 2002 CE Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+31-23-531-0823
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Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Haarlem
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Singapore
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“Example of why it's worth reading minority negative reviews”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If I had read the reviews that gave this house a rating of 1, 2, or 3, I would have been able to make an informed decision about whether I wanted to subject myself to such a large dose of proselytizing. The "guide" was actually a devout Christian evangelist who seemed more interested in getting across a missionary message than in presenting historical information about the house and the family. I felt pressured to make a purchase/donation, and I'm not in the habit of donating to evangelical causes. I learned of this museum from a Haarlem tourist office brochure (produced by Haarlem Marketing), and there should have been mention in the description about the religious zeal of the guides. It's much preferable to go into a church in the Netherlands - they don't try to convert you.

Visited January 2014
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Alabama
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“History in the simple world of real people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I was familiar with the Ten Boom family thru the book "The Hiding Place" and was very eager to visit. It is simply a smll guided tour thru the upstairs living quarters of watch shop below, but the story and immediate presence of being in such a situation as this family was in Nazi-occupied Netherlands in WW II, really hits you. Many Dutch people were resistance heroes, this one is simply an easy way to step into their brave hearts and souls for a first-Hand look at simple truth and goodness being practiced in face of death eager day. Not necessary to read the book beforehand, but some additional background would be helpful....and young teens would probably enjoy more if they read the book first.

Visited April 2013
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Portals Nous, Spain
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“Wonderful historical story of kind people who help Jewish people from the Nazi regime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

This was an unexpected visit we where not aware this museum we found this on trip advisor! I would say this is well worth visiting if you are interested World War II. This is a amazing tour you are shown round the house and it is incredible to believe that people would be so kind to risk there own life to help others!! Truly inspirational story a must visit...

Visited January 2014
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Düsseldorf
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“Touches your heart-opens your mind”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This little home, actually two, was the site where lots of people who were prosecuted by the Nazi's were safe/saved. The space where people were hidden is unbelievably small and should be seen. The tour guide(s) can get a little preachy, but who can be harmed by that? Tours are free but donations can be made. All who work there work for free, including maintainers. Tours are about an hour long. Certainly worth the time if you have it.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“The Hiding Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The tour guide was really good and thorough and as christians it meant a lot to me & my sister to see the hiding place for ourselves. Even though we've read some of her books, being there really brought it all to life. The tour was around an hour and we were taken to 4 or 5 different rooms and saw family photos and of course the actual hiding place in Corrie's bedroom. We even got into it to feel what it felt like in there. The house is a living witness - an example of the true love of God in action. It's wonderful that it has been preserved so well. The tour guide, also a christian, was very passionate about their story and really brought things to life with her words. A very important place to visit.

Visited December 2013
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