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The Corrie ten Boom House

19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, 2002 CE Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 531 0823
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Historically interesting, but rather ecclesiastical

Historical interesting in consideration of the plight of Jews in Europe before and during the... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2016
Tony E
via mobile
A must see

I didn't know much about the story behind this family, I am into WW2 history and this was a pure... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2016
Dawnmarie O
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19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, 2002 CE Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 531 0823

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Historical interesting in consideration of the plight of Jews in Europe before and during the Second World War. A more personal and intimate presentation that for the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. Rather heavy on the ecclesiastical message though !

Thank Tony E
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I didn't know much about the story behind this family, I am into WW2 history and this was a pure gem to find, a must see for anyone who visits Haarlem. The tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable.

Thank Dawnmarie O
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I really didn't know about this story so I was grateful Rick Steves referenced it in his book. This is the story of a Dutch family that helped Jewish families during the war years. The family risked their own lives to assist their neighbors. The...More

1  Thank Melinda P
Reviewed September 19, 2016

After going through the Anne Frank house, which was moving but also a little cold (one giant queue snaking its way through the house), this was a breath of fresh air. They only allow up to 20 people in at a time, which makes all...More

4  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I completely agree with the prior reviewer about too much preaching. Corrie ten Boom's altruism and sacrifices were incredible, but the story was overshadowed by the religious agenda of the very nice tour leader. I'd highly recommend reading Corrie's story, The Hiding Place.

1  Thank senssl
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

The gal who was our tour guide was very knowledgeable but I think there was way too much preaching. Sticking more to the story about the family and during that timeframe would be more interesting. We felt we were in church with so much preaching.

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Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I had never visited the museum until I finally got there. Too much Jesus and God, not any real attention to the fate of the Jewish people. Awful truly awful.

3  Thank Annemieke W
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I had never heard of Corrie ten Boom or her family, but they are an excellent example of the many people in the Dutch Resistance during WWII. The tour guide was knowledgeable, and it was interesting touring the family home that was still the way...More

4  Thank DGT775
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional tour guide, Corrie TenBoom and family were amazing people...house is well worth seeing...highly recommend making reservation at least ten days in advance...tours limited to 20 people, usually more than that in line.

4  Thank jim w
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Impressive story from the ten Boom family, told very well by an excellent guide. For a moment we became part of what happened in this home during the second world war. This brave family made a huge diffrence in the lives of many! When visiting...More

2  Thank Abu Martin
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Response from kerry A | Reviewed this property |
It's 15 mins on the train to Harlam and a 5 mins walk to the house
May 3, 2017|
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Response from simpangratis | Reviewed this property |
An hour and a abit to spend in CTB house. It is a very small house, you could get in only with guide and stay together; explanation in the beginning, see CTB room, see the galleries and end up in the dining hall where the... More
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Response from Sue K | Reviewed this property |
They have an excellent website that should provide that information. Easy train transport from central station to haarlem though haarlem is a great title city to experience for a night or two.