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A lovely tour

This was an inspiring tour about an important piece of history. The tour had a nice pace for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AnaPop
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Belgrade, Serbia
Very inspiring!

My mom and I came to Amsterdam for a weekend getaway. The Corrie ten Boom house is somewhere we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lauracooks95
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Arrived on a Saturday and got there just ten minutes before the afternoon tour, and we just made it into the tour. They were really nice and let a few people over the 20 max in after us. I wish I had reserved a morning tour which you can do in advance but you cannot reserve an afternoon tour. We had a baby stroller but they let us carry it in and store it in a room. The stairs are really small and steep, so it was hard to get the stroller up them but we did. On the tour first you spend about 20 minutes sitting in the living room hearing the story. Then you see the hiding place room and a hallway with photos and then end in the dining room. I was hoping to see the watch shop and store but it is an actual jewelry store in use, so you don't go in those rooms. We were out in 50 minutes. Staff are so kind. Tour is free. I think the presentation was a little hard to follow if you don't know it in advance and could be easier to follow if there were pictures shown of the different people as the story is told.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank christy1030
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

It’s hard to believe that in this very modest sized home large numbers of Jews were provided refuge and comfort during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. For this free tour an English speaking guide relates the fascinating story of the Ten Boom family who demonstrated their Christianity in a very courageous manner, operating the Dutch resistance right under the noses of the Nazis. The story can be read in The Hiding Place, authored by Corrie ten Boom in the years after the war. The tour of the house begins in the living room and proceeds upstairs to Corrie’s bedroom (perhaps only 6’X10’) where a small space was hidden behind a false wall. In this tiny space, countless Jews were hidden for a short period and then escorted to another safe house along the underground. As you meander through the house, various exhibits illustrate the history of the family and the ministry of Corrie following the war. At the completion of the tour you can make a donation to the museum. The tour takes about an hour, and it’s best to reserve a spot for the English tour ahead of time online as space is limited and the English tours are only done at certain times. The lovely town of Haarlem is just a quick 20 minute train ride from Amsterdam and the ten Boom house an easy walk from the train station. A must see for any WWII buff!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mary Jo N
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

The guides are volunteers who are giving tours because they really believe in the Ten Boom love. They saved 800 people from this one home right down the street from the German HQ. About 1 Hour tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kirsy1
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

We queued up for the 1:30 English tour and experienced an extremely moving tour where you learn about true integrity and the sacrificing some made during WWII. Highly recommend this AND the Anne Frank House (which you must secure tickets to two months in advance.)

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

My party of 3 showed up at 2:30 or a 3:00 English tour of this museum. The website said it would be first come first serve. No reservations. at 2:45 a women who gave the english tours said she had to leave and the 3:00 tour was cancelled. There were about 8 of us waiting for that tour. We asked if we can get into the 3:30 tour even though it was in Dutch (there is signage in English inside the museum), she said yes. at 3:30 as we started to go into the museum, the new tour guide said we had to leave. We were the first in line, but she was unwilling to let us go inside even though we acknowledged that we knew the tour was not in english. Someone in line behind us offered to translate, but we were denied entrance. Very rude. We were only in town for 2 days. Did not return to try again.

Date of experience: October 2018
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