Torture Museum, Amsterdam

Torture Museum, Amsterdam

One of Amsterdam’s most gruesome but still interesting places is the Torture Museum. At the Museum, step into dungeons that hold the darkest and most terrible secrets of history and travel back to a time when prisons, justice and laws meant ripping of body parts and tearing of flesh. Get an glimpse of how prisoners and criminals were brought to justice or even got to confessing their crimes.

The Museum is definitely renowned for the ambiance it creates. With its dimly lit interiors and spooky surroundings one can just appreciate how the outlaws were brought to justice some 500 years ago. The Museum boasts of a vast range of torture apparatus from the medieval ages. Right from the classic guillotine to the torture chair along with many other indigenous instruments with just one intention- torturing its host the Museum has it all.

Also in its possession are some rare medieval torture apparatus which are just one of its kind. Each exhibit has a description along with it and if the information is still difficult to fathom, there are paintings that will aid the process. The Torture Museum is not the perfect place for the innocent and weak hearted but if you can muster the courage, it is definitely a watch.

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Sight Name: Torture Museum
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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