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The Corrie ten Boom House

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The Corrie ten Boom House

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19 Barteljorisstraat North Holland, 2011 RA Haarlem The Netherlands
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moonsafari08 wrote a review Sep 2020
19 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Angela M wrote a review Mar 2020
Pennsylvania104 contributions56 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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KMK_Foodie wrote a review Feb 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania71 contributions61 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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lonewolf44 wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom1,212 contributions559 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Discover735339 wrote a review Feb 2020
64 contributions38 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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