The Dungeon Amsterdam: A Horrible History Lesson
I Was Having Sooooo Much Fun At The Dungeon in Amsterdam That I Almost Lost My Head!
The Dungeon Amsterdam was an unexpected and unplanned side trip of our cruise in Europe.
Our final two days on the continent were spent in the city of Amsterdam and we packed more than we could have possibly imagined into those two days.
Toward the end of the final day, we passed The Dungeon and three of us decided to venture into this deep and dark attraction.
My husband opted to chicken out and managed to get a couple of hours of shopping in while we were inside, being tortured...
Those Of Us Who Dared Enter This Dark Tomb Of Torture, Disease And Death
Enter At Your Own Peril!
The Dungeon in Amsterdam is part museum, part theatre and part amusement park!
What Awaits Those Who Dare Enter The Dungeons In Amsterdam?
Those who dare to enter will encounter torture, disease and even death. A series of actors does a wonderful job of guiding you through your visit to The Dungeons. If you go, be prepared for the following (and more) horrible experiences:
In Amsterdam's Dungeons, You'll Meet The Grim Reaper - (Whether you want to, or not!)
Meet your first guide, a robed figure in the torture chamber. Sit down beside your fellow victims and hope that YOU are not the one he singles out.
- Labyrinth of the Lost
Find your way through the most amazing labyrinth of mirrors that I have ever encountered. Just when you think you see a path straight forward (and maybe even out of this torturous place) you walk into a mirror. See your travelling companion over there? Be careful because that may not be him at all but rather his reflection ten times over.
- Council of Blood
Visit the Council of Blood and see Holland and law enforcement as it existed in the 16th century in Holland. Do not enter this courtroom if you have been up to no good.
- Rembrandt's Secret
Rembrandt did have a secret...enter the madhouse and discover what it was all about.
- Soul Merchants De VOC
Ah, yes, you signed innocently and gave your life away to the soul merchant of the 17th and 18th centuries. Now you will be forced to travel across the seas under horrible conditions.
The Dungeons are recommended for children aged 10 and up. I'm not sure if my second son would have enjoyed this at the age of 10.
Tours cost 21 euros but keep your eyes open for discount coupons worth 5 to 7.5 euros off the cost of admission. Check your hotel!
Expect to spend about one and a half hours in The Dungeons. (Plus a bit more time if you have to que for photos at the end and if you want to shop in the store.)
Eyewitness Travel Guide to Amsterdam
A great travel guide to help you plan your visits to The Dungeon and The Torture Museum in Amsterdam.
Travel guides are an important part of any vacation. If you are going to spend a lot of money on a vacation, make sure you buy at LEAST one great travel guide. They tend to be inexpensive and they will save you a lot of grief when you are at your destination!
Over the years, I have had a lot of luck with the guides from Fodor's, Frommer's and, of course, this Eyewitness one. These ones are definitely my favorites and are very reliable sources of information for planning a great vacation.
Horrible Histories In A Blood Curdling Box
"Nasty bits of history that your teacher never told you." ~~ C. Bruce
What a collection and what a great gift set it would make for children around the ages of 9 through 12. All of the awful books from the "Horrible Histories" series are gathered together here in this horrible boxed set. That means you receive twenty books including Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors and Awesome Egyptians.
More Reading About The Dungeon In Amsterdam
- The Dungeons - Scary, historical, educational attractions - Official Site
Gruesome fun aplenty at the delightfully horrible Dungeons. Book your tickets on-line now for The London Dungeon, York Dungeon, Edinburgh Dungeon, Amsterdam Dungeon and Hamburg Dungeon, all offering a frightfully good time!
- Amsterdam Dungeon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Amsterdam Dungeon, in the city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, follows a similar format to the London Dungeon, York Dungeon, Edinburgh Dungeon and Hamburg Dungeons.
- Reviews of The Amsterdam Dungeon - TripAdvisor
Pure entertainment ~~ the actors performed well, the sets well produced and very theatrical. Many aspects were very humourous. As with the other dungeons (in other cities,) there were depictions of the darker side of life within these old cities.
- Amsterdam Dungeon - Europe for Visitors
The Amsterdam Dungeon, a tourist attraction new to the city, takes visitors on a virtual journey through its gruesome past. On arrival, the sight of skeletons and the sounds of dark, Gregorian chanting makes for an eerie welcoming to the horrors of m
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Are you scared to visit The Dungeons?
Ordinarily, we skip this kind of somewhat gimmicky attraction. However, at the end of our final day in Europe, we felt like doing something a bit different. We'd seen many museums including Van Gogh's and Rembrandt's in Amsterdam and many historic sites and we were definitely ready for a change.
I am so glad that we did choose to go in as this was a lot of fun. I am sorry only that my husband did not go in with us. If you have boys, no doubt they will know about this destination before you do and, if you decide to go, they are likely to find the whole thing quite brilliant.
Would we go again? In a heartbeat.
How about you? Would you dare to visit the Dungeons?