Torture Museum in Amsterdam

Torture Museum EntranceFirst you enter a dark corridor in a theater like décor, and then several small and equally dark rooms follow. The Torture Museum endeavors to document the history of the human cruelty – Scaring the hell out of you… is their publicity tagline. Do not worry; you will not see any of the modern wars here. The exhibition presents mainly old prints enlargements, shown on light boxes. The quality of these images as well as the appearance of the whole presentation is quite imperfect. Luckily - because it softens its impact on a visitor.

All the museum information has been typed on small yellow sheets paper in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The museum’s small spaces are been badly lit, probably to hide the walls, made from poorly painted multiplex. The result is that the real asset of the museum – several mediaeval torture instruments and one rusty guillotine are hardly visible and remain hidden in the darkness.

Visiting the Torture Museum

Dark, theater like, with a specific sense of humor. Very little to see. For the history fanatics. Torture Museum pictures.

Torture Museum opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Tickets to the Torture Museum Amsterdam

Adults €7,50 ; Children <12 €4.

We advise older visitors to take their reading glasses and possibly a flash light. Not adapted for the handicapped visitors.

How to get to the Torture Museum

On foot: The Torture Museum is located close to the Munt square (Muntplein), on the left bank of the Singel canal (5 minutes walk). You may also exit the Kalvertoren shopping mall at the back and turn right, or walk to the other side of the Singel from the Flower market.
By tram: from the Central Station; lines 4, 9, 16, 24 and 25. Exit on the Munt plein stop.


Torture Museum in Amsterdam
Singel 449
1012 WP   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 3206642

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