Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Museum


The Torture Museum, Amsterdam is a small museum in Amsterdam located near the flower market (Bloemenmarkt) overlooking the Singel canal. It's noted as one of the world's most unusual museums.It is also is a popular museum for tourists. A second museum related to the subject of torture in Amsterdam is the Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments. This second museum has a different layout and is located in Damrak 33, close to the central station. The two museums aren't connected.

The museum is a maze of small, dark rooms. Each room houses one or two torture devices, many are situated in the room and can be touched. Each device is accompanied with an enlarged image from an old book or article featuring that device in use and a description of that device and how and why it was used. All of the articles are in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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