Singel 449, Amsterdam.
The museum was essentially a waste of money. I should have realised when I asked the black ticket seller if the pieces were copies. His reply was very defensive and referred me to the brochure (which clearly didn't help).
By that time I had already paid the ticket entry. I went in, and immediately I realised that the exhibits were few and far between. Lots of posters on the walls that tried to make up for the display gaps.
It was very quiet, no wax dummies of any sort, so it was left to your imagination.
Some exhibits were quite okay, but all up I realised to my chagrin that I had handed over my cash too quickly. I should have taken other reviewers' advice on board.
Unfortunately I did not see this museum as I was getting late for my return train but I really wanted to. It is situated on the bank of singel canal opposite to the backside of the flower market in Amsterdam. It exhibits a collection of devices used for torturing people collected from across europe and includes a guillotine that i always wanted to see, not that i fancy it at all. But apart from being late already, I should admit that i was also a bit afraid of going in and seeing things with my own eyes. OK to hear, but it would have been difficult for me to see them.
Torture devices throughout Europe are on display here. All these horrid inventions with straps, spikes, weights blades made to extract confessions are sure to make anyone talk
Its cheap entry & a bit grusome.
My friend wasn't too keen to pose with his head under the gilloutine so we just peered through instead - not quite the same!! Boring
5 euro's for entry
Opposite the flower market
no guide, you just walk around with pics and examples of torture instruments..
Doesn't beat the London Dungeons, but is still interesting to go to fi you're in the area and want something to do..
A very strange museum, but I had to see it just out of curiousity. Some of the displays are so bizarre that you can't image how people thought up these things. And of course they have a chair of nails, an iron maiden and a gullotine. I think it was five euro to get in. Open 10am-11pm daily.
If you are curious about the tools of the medieval torture trade, or need to entertain the morbid imaginations of young teen sons, then a visit to the Torture Museum should be on your itinerary. The museum hosts an interesting collection of gruesome devices accompanied by multilingual fact sheets and woodcut illustrations of the proper use and care of the equipment on display.
It was interesting to note that the museum made a point of explaining that these devices were not necessarily used by the likes of individuals such as the modern day criminals and murderers John Wayne Gacy, or Gary Heidnik, but rather these were put to use by the churches and government agencies responsible for maintaining the local standards of morality.
This is a very different and very interesting Museum.
It chronicles man's brutality and inhumanity towards fellow men and women.
There is a very extensive collection of implements of torture and pictures of the torture actually taking place.
It might not be to everyone's liking, but one can't deny history or the evil that has been perpetrated by men in the past.
Well worth a visit.
At the Torture Museum you'll find many instruments of torture from the past. I hope you have a strong stomage!
Daily: 10AM - 11PM
Admission: Euro 5.00
when in amsterdam be sure to visit The Torture Museum.
what makes it unique? what makes it interesting? it's a torture museum. it's full of instruments of torture.