The Corrie ten Boom House

The Corrie ten Boom House, Haarlem: Hours, Address, The Corrie ten Boom House Reviews: 4.5/5

The Corrie ten Boom House
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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Nicola
24 contributions
Very informative and moving tour
Aug 2021 • Solo
The fact you can actually see the room where Jewish people and resistance fighters hid in this house during Nazi raids, as well as the photos of the Ten Boom family showing how they lived here, really makes this remarkable and sad history not a distant story but something very close and present. Our guide did a fantastic job of telling us all about the family and what they did, and I was amazed to learn of their kindness, bravery and moral fortitude in the face of such brutality, as well as moved to hear some of the personal stories of the people they saved.
Written August 29, 2021
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Elin B
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
Travel back in time
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited the ten Boom museum with our kids aged between 8 and 13. Our lovely tour guide (Marguite) did an fabulous job keeping everyone, including our younger kids, interested and involved. It's an amazing story of a very brave family hiding Jews during the war. It's fascinating seeing the house and furniture from the past and chilling to see our children crawling into the hiding place, making history come alive. A must visit in Haarlem.
(I see many people commented on the religious messages weaved into the story. I personally didn't mind as it gave a clearer picture of the family and a deeper understanding of what motivated them.)
Written July 10, 2021
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Jarod B
Mons, Belgium2 contributions
Amazing visit!
Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see first hand the hiding place. Very surreal to be in the living room, the bedroom, and have our kids crawl through the hidden entrance in the tiny hiding place. Tour guide was wonderful and very informative. Free tour that accepts donations. We bought a DVD and some books for the kids to read that they finished before our weekend trip to Amsterdam was complete. Highly recommend this tour. Book in advance as they have limited openings, and very worth hearing this moving story of love, sacrifice and courage.
Written July 6, 2021
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moonsafari08
23 contributions
Embarrassing for the beautiful city of Haarlem
Sep 2020 • Solo
A very questionable, condescending, and highly subjective tour guide. This is run by a Zionist organisation, which I didn’t know before, so you will be preached at for an hour.
For the sake of this brave family and their story; this place should be given over to professional historians in order to tell the story as objective as possible.
Written September 25, 2020
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Angela M
Pennsylvania109 contributions
The Hiding Place
Mar 2020
We read "The Hiding Place" as a family before our vacation and this was a must see for us! It is best to book ahead online, because there are only a few tours each day with a limited number of people able to go on each tour. It is a free tour staffed with volunteers and donations are appreciated. We all enjoyed our tour very much, but as we moved through as a group, weren't always able to see everything that was on display. Still an amazing story of a brave family!
Written March 14, 2020
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KMK_Foodie
Philadelphia, PA72 contributions
Excellent experience
Jan 2020
This is more than a museum. It is the story of a family who's strong faith in their Lord Jesus led them to join the underground efforts in the Netherlands during WWII.

The museum staff gives an excellent overview of the Ten Boom family's story based off of Corrie's book, "The Hiding Place." I appreciated how the tour focused on the family's deep values as Christians who sought to protect those who were wrongfully treated.

If I am ever through the Netherlands, I will go back again without question! Admission is free. Reservations are recommended, but if there is room on the tour, you can be added on the spot.
Written February 23, 2020
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,253 contributions
Inspirational story
Feb 2020
Visiting the Corrie ten Boom house is free. There are regular tours. You can just turn up, as I did, or book ahead online. You'll be told about the life of Corrie ten Boom and her siblings. She and her older sister took the decision to hide Jewish Haarlemers in an ingeniously partitioned room. They were caught but the people they were sheltering were not. Corrie lived to tell the tale, but her older sister died just before the liberation of the concentration camp they were sent to. Corrie then lived until the age of 91. She isn't buried in Haarlem though - she died in California. It's certainly interesting to see a piece of such important history and a testament to such bravery and self-sacrifice. The house has been furnished so as to look as much like the house Corrie and her sister lived in during WWII. Essentially you see 4 rooms - the living room, hiding room, a gallery of related artefacts and the dining room. The tour lasts about an hour. It's informative, but if you find being proselytised difficult to take, this may not be for you.
Written February 21, 2020
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Discover735339
58 contributions
You either love it or you think is was just ok
Feb 2020 • Friends
It’s worth a visit but not if you have to delete something else from your itinerary. Five of us went with two different guides and it was a mixed bag of reactions, including two who loved it. It’s very faith based, which two of our party found uncomfortable, and several of us thought that more history would have been nice. However, it is a moving story and she was an amazing woman. To see the hiding place brings home the horrors of WW2.
Written February 14, 2020
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Dahlke8
La Vernia, TX20 contributions
A Truly Moving Experience!
Feb 2020 • Family
The Ten Boom family’s incredible sacrifice to help the Jewish people and the Dutch Resistance during WWII is carefully preserved and retold by passionate and caring guides! Dina introduced us to the Ten Boom’s, their incredible faith in Christ, and then walked us through their home, to include the Hiding Place. This is a must visit, as is the beautiful town of Haarlem, if you are in Amsterdam.
Written February 7, 2020
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Dave W
San Diego, CA37 contributions
Truly moving experience, a must visit
Oct 2019
It was truly moving to visit this site and learn about the courageous Ten Boom family and how they helped Jews escape the Nazis during WW II. If you are in the Amsterdam area, I highly recommend that you take the short trip to Haarlam to visit the Corrie ten Boom house..I know that it was an experience that will remain with me the rest of my life! Make sure to get a reservation, otherwise it is highly likely that you will not get in (and they start right on time).
Written January 27, 2020
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