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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

It is out of the city of Amsterdam, so you need to know about it. Our hotel desk people knew about it and how to get there, so we got the right train. Once in Haarlem, we just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Terry C
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Montana

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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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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It is out of the city of Amsterdam, so you need to know about it. Our hotel desk people knew about it and how to get there, so we got the right train. Once in Haarlem, we just asked and people gave us directions. Later we discovered street signs pointing the way. It is easy to miss. It is above... More 

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East Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Corrie-Ten-Boom survived Ravensbook concentration camp where she was sent for helping to hide countless Jews - 8 at a time - behind a wall which was accessible via a fake back of a laundry cupboard. She was the only survivor from the family and she spent the rest of her life preaching the Christian message of forgiveness. Worth visiting! Free,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Knowing already about Corrie ten Boom, I wanted to visit their house in Haarlem. She and her family have been hiding Jews in WWII. Someone betrayed them and Corrie and her sister enden up in Ravensbruck, a Nazi concentration camp. Her sister died but Corrie miraculously survived and became a well know evangelist, telling her story around the world until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Excellent and free. However, make sure you are early if you don't have a reservation, because they only take so many visitors at a time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We found this attraction on TripAdvisor and glad we did. We had not heard of or read the Hiding Place book. You need to allow 1.5 hours for the whole tour. At times it got a bit too religious for me but the hiding room was very interesting. You are only limited to a maximum of 20 people per tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had heard of Corrie ten Boom but hadn't read the Hiding Place. However, we were very glad we decided to visit the house and are now very keen to read her books. The volunteer guide was wonderful and knew her stuff well. I would highly recommend visiting, especially as it's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was a great place to go and see another hiding place for Jewish people during WWII. The volunteer tour guide was very informative and answered many questions that the group asked. It is a great place to visit if you're interested in learning about the history of helping people hide. I had not heard of Corrie ten Boom before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

For years after reading The Hiding Place, I wanted to take this tour. That finally happened. If you are staying in Amsterdam, it's just about a 20 minute train ride to Haarlem. Info I had before coming here said the tours were only in English, a change from other years that had both Dutch & English tours. That wasn't true.... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Impressive WW2 story about the life of Jewish people being under constant thread. The small house makes the srory even more impressive.

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