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The Corrie ten Boom House

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Address: Barteljorisstraat 19 | North Holland, 2011 RA Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-23-531-0823
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Corrie Ten Boom House - A Must See

When I was in high school 40 years ago, I read a true book written by Corrie Ten Boom called "The Hiding Place." Ever since then, I wanted to visit this historical place. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

When I was in high school 40 years ago, I read a true book written by Corrie Ten Boom called "The Hiding Place." Ever since then, I wanted to visit this historical place. I would truly recommend the Ten Boom house for anyone interested in the Dutch Resistance, Not only was the house interesting, it was just a block away... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Learnt about the place only from the reviews here. A small museum in the heart of a beautiful town, telling the story of a courageous woman and her family who opened their hearts and home to jews in the WW2. The tour takes about an hour in small groups.The only disadvantage was that you have to wait outside the house.... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A very moving experience indeed. This is a must see in Haarlem, which is itself a delightful little city quite removed from the hustle and bustle of nearby Amsterdam. Visits to the Ten Boom museum are limited to guided tours which are offered several times per day in either Dutch or English. The guide and staff were extremely welcoming and... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

What could have been a really interesting history tour ended up being a highly zealous Christian sermon. I do not come to a 'museum' to be preached at. There was absolute disregard by the tour guide to the potential beliefs and views of the people in the room. Instead of having time to properly look around the house we were... More 

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Bascom, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We wanted to continue our learning about the Dutch resistance after our trip to the Resistance Museum in Amsterdam. This place was small but a very powerful experience. The lady giving the tour was outstanding. She was a youngster during the WWII Nazi occupation. We highly recommend this tour to all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I went with my 11 year old niece. We were both moved by the whole experience. The volunteer guide was very knowledgable and so passionate? The house is just off Grote Markt. Only 20 people at set times allowed in. There is a poster in the window giving times. Be there at least half an hour before the time as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

What an amazing piece of history a must to visit if you are in Haarlem. Very moving visit that is well worth doing. Well sign posted from Central station and an easy walk. Book ahead of time (10 days) during the summer months if you want an English guided tour.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We toured the Ten Boom home and came away very moved. The risk this family ran in hiding Jesus ended up costing them dearly but they felt it was worth it to help God's chosen people. I loved our tour guide who was very passionate about this part of history, although at times she was a bit hard to hear.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Don't miss this gem - free, informative, tour guides passionate, eye opening and inspiring. Worth reading the book The Hiding Place before or after to put it into perspective. Small groups - 20 maximum I think so may need to book. The highlight of our visit to Haarlem.

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

While it's amazing to physically stand in a house where Jews hid during the war and not have to fight the crowds at the Anne Frank house, the volunteer we had was way too evangelistic. When asked how they came up with money to help people she said it somehow always just appeared. We left feeling a bit cynical.

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