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Torture Museum Tours

Torture Museum
The Torture Museum in Amsterdam provides a vivid reminder of Europe’s dark and painful past. Among the world’s strangest museums, it displays more than 40 instruments of cruel and unusual punishment from different parts of Europe, from the inquisition chair and the guillotine to thumbscrews, the flute of shame, and Judas Cradle.
 
The Basics
This small museum is laid out in a series of small, dark, and dreary rooms, each featuring one or two torture devices with a description of how and why the device was used. Visitors can tour the museum independently, book a guided historical tour, or arrive via a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. You can touch many of the devices, but some are locked behind glass displays.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Torture Museum is a must-see for medieval history and crime buffs.
  • Historical guided tours are available on request, and the museum offers self-guided tours in eight languages.
  • This museum may not be suitable for small children and sensitive individuals.
 
How to Get There

The Torture Museum is located in central Amsterdam near the Bloemenmarkt, the famous floating flower market on the Singel Canal. The museum is easily reached via tram 1, 2, or 5, or metro line 52 from Central Station. Alternatively, the Torture Museum is only a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) walk from Amsterdam Centraal.
 
When to Get There
The Amsterdam Torture Museum is open daily from 10am until 11pm. Although it’s not as busy as neighboring attractions like the Amsterdam Museum and the Bloemenmarkt, the museum is rather small so it can get crowded. Visit in the morning or later in the evening for a more enjoyable experience.
 
Medieval Torture Instruments Museum in Amsterdam

Amsterdam actually has two torture museums so don’t get the Torture Museum confused with the nearby Medieval Torture Instruments Museum. The two museums are not related, and the Medieval Torture Instruments Museum is located closer to the central stations on Damrak 33.
Address: Singel 449, Amsterdam 1012 WP, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus, you pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board - Small-Group & Live Guided

Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board - Small-Group & Live Guided

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On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our 100% electric luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam.
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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We depart from the Rijksmuseum and sail through a beautiful area that was created by the Dutch in the 18th century. From here we will discover old Amsterdam and the beauty of the canals. The view from our 100% electrical luxury boats is amazing and a must when visiting Amsterdam. Sit back and relax on our boats and let our skipper and hostess guide you through the small canals where all large boats can't come. Relax with a drink and enjoy the best tour of the city!
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