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Museum of Tortura

Amsterdam is the city of the thousand surprises. In each visit, one can be with new sites and activities that defy the incredulity. In this occasion, we will know a place that, besides surprising, is extremely controversial, and which, without a doubt, it will leave in its visitors a pending reflection for when they return from return to its hotels in Amsterdam.

One is the Museum of Tortura, a peculiar institution that exhibits instruments used during the Average Age to inflict terrible sufferings in the people. Of course, one is not a charming stroll exactly, but for that reason he is not less recommendable.

The history of the torture and the frightful devices used for centuries to bring about pain have been a trigger to do sinfín to us of questions. From already, the photos and the story are not sufficient to reproduce the sensation that produces to be to little distance of these elements, but can help us to imagine how impressive is.

Interesting historical data can be consulted in the informative panels who were distributed throughout all the museum. They are in six languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Spanish. Also are old drawings where the methods of use of some instruments of torture acquire knowledge.

The objective from the visit to this museum is far from being the insensibilización of its public. The low lights and the small spaces generate an atmosphere sufficiently tétrica like so that the effect it is harnessed. Terrible used apparatuses, among other things, to break backs, to carve up members and to break skulls are altogether, and cause to an inexplicable sensation of impotence and anger before the atrocities that were committed in the past.

Practical information

• Address: Singel 449 - 1012 WP Amsterdam
• Entrance: adults, 5 €; children, 2,50 €.
• Schedule: every day, from 10 to 23 hs.
• How to arrive: in street car, lines 4, 9, 16, 24 and 25
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Photo Via: Jim Zimmerman

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