Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments

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Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments

Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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In the Middle Ages, Torture was a widely known punishment for almost all crimes committed, ranging from rape to murder, and above all for heresy. The Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments displays over 100 devices in 5 areas., with and unique collection of photos, drawings, torture tools, and wax figures.Is located in DAMRAK 33 , 2 min walk from Central Station
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Neighborhood: Damrak
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 5 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal • 6 min walk
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FBF
McLean, VA61 contributions
I didn't expect much from a visit to this museum and it was pretty much as I expected. It's a small museum and doesn't have many artifacts on display; mostly just old photos in dark rooms. I forgot how much we paid for the entrance fee, but we were out of there in less than a half hour. Considering there are so many other worthwhile places to visit in Amsterdam, spend your money elsewhere.
Written February 8, 2020
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Exploration17531
Denver, Colorado2 contributions
The name sums it up perfectly. The Torture Museum is a quick (probably won't take more than an hour tops) jaunt through a history of people being absolutely horrific to one another. Good place to duck out off the street for a little while-- the price is right too at just under 5 Euros.

I was less shocked by the displays than just the idea that people did these things to others. Even more disturbing is the idea that we still do.
Written June 26, 2003
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Deano301
Lowestoft, UK163 contributions
Not what I expected was able to get round in 15 mins was not worth the money , all you saw was different types of torture from medieval times with a description about them , worth a vist if your at a loose end
Written February 9, 2015
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Glenn C
Coquitlam, Canada209 contributions
Very interesting displays and ambiance. Most of the exhibits are posters that explain each device. If you don't read the posters, your tour would last under 10 minutes. Pretty small overall and not overly impressive.
Written June 26, 2020
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JoannaMarie93
London, UK139 contributions
Friends
The museum is interesting for anyone interested in history/medieval torture. It shows quite a lot of instruments used in various countries/times and gives good explanations of each of the instruments used. There are a couple of opportunities for photos also. So if you are interested this sort of thing then I would recommend it. If not, it's not particular diverse or interesting.

Moreover, It's easy to find, situated in the centre of Amsterdam and it's also quite cheap 10Euro Adult Entry.
Written April 11, 2014
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TheBaboo
Chania Town, Greece159 contributions
Family
Visited in Sept 2012 and again in Nov 2012 - loved it. Great informative but fun place to visit. Slight sound and special effects as you enter and loads of really interesting and highly shocking artifacts and salvaged implements of sheer torture. It's also great because it never seems crowded or rushed. Photos allowed and even a webcam opportunity on the second floor to email to your friends. Very informative in a gruesome fun way. I love this place and the staff are really relaxed, helpful and friendly. Gift shop and WC downstairs.
Written November 24, 2012
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Dear Visitor! Many Thanks for your rating and review! It's great to hear that you visited us twice in such a short time! In order to make your next visit to Amsterdam even better, please send us your email and details. We would like to send you some free tickets and other discounts/information. You can also find us in facebook. Thanks again and have a great day! Best Regards, The Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments
Written November 26, 2012
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emirati_nomad
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,306 contributions
Solo
I couldn’t continue my tour in this museum as I felt sick from the torture pictures and stories and decided to leave. But anyone into This kind of history might enjoy
Written December 17, 2018
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Matt C
Atherton, UK82 contributions
Friends
One of my friends wanted to visit whilst we were in the city. It only takes 20-30 mins to get round. It's not particularly disabled friendly as there a few different levels inside. The information is displayed on the walls and a few devices scatted about the various rooms. There isn't anything different really than what you'd have already seen a hundred times over at other museums/dungeons. The tour is self guided and is just a scattering of random medieval bits thrown in, with some medieval looking pictures and writing on the walls, then chucked up a sign to call it a "museum".
Written December 20, 2017
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wanderer1603
England, UK230 contributions
Friends
My friend and I visited this museum as we thought it would be interesting and something different to other museums we had been to, however, it was one of the worst places we went to throughout a month trip around Europe and I would not recommend it to anyone. Tickets were way too expensive and all the information in the museum was clearly copied and pasted from Wikipedia. Funnily enough while my friend and I were cycling back to our hotel someone heard us mention the Torture museum and warned us not to go as it was so bad - unfortunately we had already visited.
Written September 10, 2017
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Ann M
65 contributions
Do not go here. It is a waste of money and time. There is basically nothing inside but a bunch of murals on the walls and tea stained old (fake!) signage about torture. You can do better reading about torture with good lighting. It is a silly ridiculous place really. They only have a smattering of 'torture' devices that all look fake. Really! There is a much better use of this real estate somehow. Do Not Go Here.
Written May 17, 2017
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