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Het Dolhuys

Schotersingel 2, 2021 GE Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 541 0670
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This is the sort of museum I enjoy most - an immersive experience rather than just pictures and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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The Dolhuys used to be a jail/hospital for mentally challenged people. Here one can see the change... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Schotersingel 2, 2021 GE Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 541 0670

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the sort of museum I enjoy most - an immersive experience rather than just pictures and display cases. It was good that there were laminated info sheets in English to pick up in each room but generally I would have liked as much...More

Thank chas_cheshire
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Dolhuys used to be a jail/hospital for mentally challenged people. Here one can see the change in perpective on this group of people and therefor the change in treatment. It is really educative but fun to visit with older family as well

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This cafe next to the Museum Dolhuys is a good place to have a coffee even if you did not visit the museum. Nice atmosphere, firendly staff. Unfortunately they close at 17:00.

Thank Joost_Haarlem
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My grandson of 12 and myself spent two hours following the very interesting revelations of the development and understanding of psychiatric illnesses in all its forms. The diversity of approach in showing and understanding the intricacies and illnesses of the mind varies from audio to...More

2  Thank meerbee
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum and a well worth visit when visiting Haarlem. The museum gives a clear insight in the sane and insanity of menkind.

Thank Reza G
Reviewed 22 January 2017

"Museum of the mind", what can go wrong with it and how it's been dealt with over the years. What is (ab)normal? Different rooms with very different exhibits - very well presented - with moving scenes and spoken explanations, some to be heard via a...More

Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Dolhuys Museum (Dutch for madhouse) is situated in a former lepers and pest house, which later became a psychiatric facility. It’s a thought-provoking place exploring the frontier between sanity and madness. Unfortunately visiting Dolhuys may be less rewarding for visitors who don’t speak Dutch...More

1  Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We happen to reside nearby but never took the opportunity to go. We just needed a relaxed quick bite and we found exactly that! Nicely renovated interior (including an interesting museum) with a nice external seating area overlooking the park and the canal. But even...More

Thank NikosKatsinis
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Yes, there's only a brief guide in English available on loan from the shop, which runs out of steam somewhat towards the end. But to be honest the effect of this place is in the mind rather than in the brain...it's emotion rather than knowledge...More

Thank SheMag
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This museum is a mere exercise in voyeurism on the suffering of people. At times the visit gets almost creepy

Thank mcdl_82
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