Do you think that you are ready for one of the most funny and scariest shows that Amsterdam has to offer? The Amsterdam Dungeon is a 80 minute long interactive tour through 500 years of gloomy history. Their are 9 live actors waiting for brave once amongst you to let you experience 11 different shows during your visit. This part makes that non of the tours are the same, because you are part of the show with a group no more than 30 people. The live acting, special effects, scenes, scripts will trigger all you senses with the one of a kind walkthrough tour. It is a very funny and sometimes scary experience, and most of it is in the dark. The cast puts a lot of effort in the show by making constant updates and providing all the tours in both English and Dutch.
Why the Amsterdam Dungeon?
- Experience with one visit 11 shows and 9 actors
- Lots of fun and you be get scared a little bit
- None of the shows are the same, thanks of your (voluntary) participation
Introduction video of: Amsterdam Dungeon
The Amsterdam Dungeon 365 days per year open to visitors. Tours usually start on 11:00 am and finish 18:00 pm except for Friday and Saturday, when the Amsterdam dungeon is open till 21:00 pm. Check the table below for exceptions to the regular opening hours.
|Dates 2016||First tour||Last tour|
|January 1||11.00 am||19.00 pm|
|April 22 – April 30||11.30 am||19.00 pm (Fri+Sat 21.00)|
|April 27||11.00 am||15.00 pm|
|May 4||11.00 am||16.30 pm|
|July 8 – September 3||10.30 am||19.00 pm (Fri+Sat 21.00)|
|October 14 – October 29||10.30 am||19.00 pm (Fri+Sat 21.00)|
Tickets and prices
Acquire you tickets for The Amsterdam Dungeon at the entrance. Although, pre ordering your tickets online is way cheaper and you can skip the queue. The Amsterdam Dungeon is one of Amsterdam most popular tourist attractions. By skipping the queue you will save time. You don’t need to print your e-ticket. Just show it at the entrance on a mobile device. In addition, you get a guaranteed entry with an e-ticket. Use to blue buttons above to get your e-ticket. If you are not able to purchase an e-ticket, you can also ask for it at reception of your hotel.
|Minors till 17||Free (school groups excluded)|
Address, contact information and route to the museum
The museum is located at the Rokin, which is around the corner at Dam squire. It’s easy to get at the Rokin, from Amsterdam Central Station it is a 15 minute walk to Rokin. Also can you can go by the metro station at the Nieuwmarkt. From there it will be around a 10 minute walk to The Amsterdam Dungeon. Use the city map below to navigate yourself to the Dungeon in Amsterdam.
Via Amsterdam Central Station it is easy to navigate yourself to The Amsterdam Dungeon. From Amsterdam Central there are many public transport options. When the weather alows it we recomment you to make the 15 minute walk to the Rokin 78. From all the stops on Dam (squire) it will take you a 3 minute walk to the entrance on the Rokin. Since the museum is very close to Amsterdam Central Station, many people choice to make a 10 minute walk towards the Dam (squire).
From Amsterdam Central Station:
- Tram 4, heading to Drentepark, stop the Dam.
- Tram 9, heading to Diemen (Sniep), stop the Dam.
- Tram 16 or 24 heading to De Boelelaan/VU, stop the Dam.
From serveral other locations you can get to the Dam. With the public transport planner below you can sort your trip in a few minutes. It helps you to find accurate advice for the real-time travel times based on your current location. This application will help you when you are not sure which bus or tram you can take from your location.
Show overview of the Amsterdam Dungeon
For a sneak preview of the shows, take a look at the table below to sharpen your expectations.
|Shows||Short discription per show|
|Descent||Your journey starts in Descent a medieval lift style guided by the gatekeeper.|
|The Torture Champer||Your noise will tell you imediataly that death is nearby.|
|The Torturer||Meet the Tortuter’s, they waiting to test their tools on you!|
|Magic Musico||By entering the Magic Musico show, you have survived the Torture’s. Nothing is what it seems to be..|
|Hell on the Batavia||In the VOC time many young sailors sold their soul. Get to know their journey.|
|Black John||The body of the criminal Black John is perserved by Doctor Deyman. Hopefully your stomache is strong enough to survive Doctor Deyman’s theatre.|
|Spanish Inquisition||Don’t make offences, because they will cost you a price. Witchcraft and other stunning crimes like a highway robbery will cross your path.|
|Witch Hunt||Hold hands with the person next to you, if you want to life longer than today. Meynes Cornelis, will prefenting you from escaping her witchcraft.|
|Labyrinth||The dark streets of Amsterdam are a labyrinth. Can you manage your way through the labyrinth to escape from all the ilness, misery, and other hidden secrets.|
|Witches||Do you have ever seen a witch that is tied to a tree trunk that get’s burned alive!? Please be carefull, you can be next.|
|Murder on the Zeedijk||Helena’s is waiting for you in the basement. If the stunning special effects didn’t scare you enough, the murder Helena will surely do.|
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Didn't know what to expect but really enjoyed it
The history totally got lost in the performance of getting everyone involved in a show. I feel like I am still no wiser as to what happened in Amsterdam. The main focus was getting someone from the crowd involved in each performance which felt uncomfortable and forced.
My girlfriend took me with her to the Amsterdam Dungeon. It thought that this was really something for kids. But the show was awesome. The Amsterdam Dungeon is really funny and a bit scary!
Take a look at one of the following museums below or go back to the general Amsterdam museums page.