Does anyone of ever spend time trying to figure out how people were tortured in the middle ages? Well, if you do, wonder no more, because Amsterdam has got its very own Torture Museum. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, close to the Flower Market, the Torture Museum is one that is quite popular despite being small.
The Torture Museum features a variety of interestingly weird devices used in the middle ages for torture purposes. Just try to imagine how Guy Fawkes was tortured when he was caught trying to carry out his “gunpowder” scheme with Robert Catesby. There are objects like; the Guillotine, the Rack and Stocks, the Thumb Screws and the Flute of Shame. Other torture devices housed in the museum include; the Iron Maiden, Skull Crusher, the Judas Chair, Catherine Wheels and Scold’s bridle. Some of the devices are genuinely antique pieces while others are modern reconstructions. These devices are illustrated with engravings and described with historical background information in eight different languages.
The Torture Museum is a very educational museum that sheds light on what Europe’s morbid past looked like. It provides valuable insight into the tools that torturers used to get information from enemies/spies and executioners used to punish offenders. Imagine living in a time when being an executioner who chopped off heads was a “respectable” profession.
Opening hours Amsterdam Torture Museum
The Torture Museum in Amsterdam is open on a daily from 10:00 in the morning till 23:00 in the evening.
|Monday till Friday||10:00 – 23:00|
|Saturday and Sunday||10:00 – 23:00|
Torture Museum Amsterdam tickets, prices, and discounts
Tickets for the Torture Museum can be acquired from the entrance of the museum. Adult visitors, 12 years and up, pay €7,50 at the entrance. Children until the age of twelve get discounted tickets of €4,- each. You can also choose to buy your tickets online in advance. E-tickets grant fast-track entrance. Check out the latest deals on the Torture Museum via the blue buttons. The tickets are open tickets, so you can use it on your desired date and time. Group discounts are available for groups with 12 people or more, check out the contact information for group reservations.
Regular entrance prices
Torture Museum Amsterdam FAQ
Do I still have to stand in line even when I have a ticket?
When you buy the ticket, you enjoy fast-track admission at the entrance and avoid the queue.
Are there guided tours?
Yes, there are guided tours at € 60,- per group ( 6-15 persons).
Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?
No, unfortunately, the Museum is not wheelchair accessible.
Do I really have to use my ticket on the same day I bought it?
Not really, tickets you buy at Tours & Tickets are are open tickets. You can use them at your desired date and time. Just make sure you visit the Museum between the hours of 10:00 – 23:00 hr.
Address, Contact Information and How to Get There
The Torture Museum Amsterdam is located opposite the Flower Market, near the Kalverstraat shopping centre. You can walk there from Amsterdam Central Station or go by tram.
1012 WP Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0) 20 320 6642
Torture Museum Amsterdam
Public Transport to the Torture Museum
The Torture Museum Amsterdam is located very close to the Kalvestraat (Kalvertoren shopping centre).
From Amsterdam Central Station to the Torture Museum:
- Tram 4, heading to Station RAI
- Tram 9, heading to Diemen Sniep
- Tram 24, heading to VU Medisch Centrum
From Amsterdam Leidseplein:
- Tram 1, heading to Centraal Station
- Tram 2, heading to Centraal Station
- Tram 5, heading to Centraal Station
With the button below you can 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.
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