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Visiting The Amsterdam Dungeon

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The Amsterdam official website claims the Amsterdam dungeon to be the effort in bringing back the 500 years old, dark Dutch history. The place follows the same format as the other Dungeons in London, York, Berlin, and Hamburg. The Amsterdam Dungeon, too, shows history through an interactive adventure where live actors, rides, and shows with special effects (smell, lights, and sound) simulate the medieval, dark times. The Amsterdam Dungeon got built in 2006 inside a church on the spot where the famous Vatican Eucharistic Miracle of Amsterdam occurred in 1345. The church is a memorial to the event, and on every March 15th evening, a Catholic Silent Procession (Stille Omgang) gets conducted in remembrance, through the streets of Amsterdam. The Dutch Reformed Church owns this church. It is leased by Merlin Entertainment – a UK firm – specializing in similar attractions all over the world. The Neo-gothic element of the church’s architecture dates back to 1912 when the church was rebuilt from the original 14th C. chapel. While creating the Dungeon, many archeological discoveries were made, out of which, the 200 graves remain under the church’s floor.

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The Amsterdam Dungeon- Get scared for some serious fun!

The Amsterdam Dungeon- Get scared for some serious fun!

Visit the Torture Chamber

Visit the Torture Chamber

The most graphically implied exhibit of the entire Dungeon lines up against the wall as subject used to in the dark, old days. If you are a man, you’ll be strapped on a chair and will be given a taste of various medieval torture devices.

Work for Captain Piet Heyn

Work for Captain Piet Heyn

As an employee of the Dutch East India Company, you will be ambushed and forced on board of the VOC Batavia to fight the Spanish. Grab a drink beforehand.

Witness the brutalities of field surgery at sea

Witness the brutalities of field surgery at sea

The Ship’s Doctor will make sure that your blood curdles.

Watch the Council of Blood

Watch the Council of Blood

This short film shows the terrors of the 16th century Spanish Inquisition. If you have already seen the Judgement of Sinners show (UK), think of it as a show on steroids. It is far more menacing and full of black humor.

See some Ghosts

See some Ghosts

Atmospheric special effects animate the story of a woman, dead from being burned alive at Dam Square.

Feel disoriented and eerie

Feel disoriented and eerie

This is to get experience at the Labyrinth of Lost Amsterdam; a mirror maze themed around the way the streets of Amsterdam used to be.

The Amsterdam Dungeon Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Easy e-tickets for adults(€20,50) and children (€16,50) are available at the Dungeon website. For weekdays, adults can buy the tickets for €17.50 per head.

How To Get Around?

You can reach Den Haag, Rijswijkseplein by 'metro line E,' 'Intercity and Sprinter' train, and bus 381, 46 and 51.

What Should I Wear?

There are no particular dress codes. However, if it’s a ballroom or a banquet that you will be attending inside, then you have to follow the dress codes as per the event.

The Amsterdam Dungeon Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can visit Hague at any time of the year, but if you are looking for the best weather, it should be between April and October, with May being the most popular choice. It is because May is the month when the flowers bloom and enhance the city’s natural beauty.

Currency

Euro

Will I Need a Guide?

No, you don't need a guide. The live actors will demonstrate and describe everything that you want (and don’t want) to see and hear.

How To Get There?

From Dam Square, by walking, you can reach the destination in 5 minutes. You can also opt for public transport from Central Station to the Rokin stop (tram numbers 4, 9, 14, 16, 24, 25). If you are traveling by car, then from Amsterdam ring A10, take the S110 exit and follow the signs Centrum and Stadhouderskade. Take a left via Weteringlaan towards Vijzelgracht and Vijzelstraat and drive along Rokin to the Dam square.

Additional Info

The Amsterdam Dungeon is open daily between 11 am and 6 pm except for holidays (till 4:30 pm). Don’t bring children below the age of 10 and an adult must accompany teens. Photography and video recording are prohibited so you must keep your cameras and phones inside your bag. The Dungeon allows wheelchairs; however if in a group, only one person gets permitted for a wheelchair. Electric wheelchairs are a strict no-no due to safety reasons. Unfortunately, now no more roller coasters are offered.