Since 1860 this famous flower market has been located at the spot where nurserymen and women, having sailed up the Amstel from their...
The Heiligeweg (Holy Way) was once part of a route that pilgrims took to the spot where the Miracle of Amsterdam occurred. Halfway...
Directly opposite Voetboogstraat is the Rasphuis Gate, which led to a correctional institute in medieval times. The pedestal bears the...
With an interior that resembles a larger-than-life lava lamp, Dampkring is a consistent Cannabis Cup winner, and known for having the...
Vleminckx has been frying up frites (French fries) since 1887, and doing it at this hole-in-the-wall takeaway shack near the Spui for...
Singel 449 · interesting places nearby
Torture Museum information
It's dilapidated and so dimly lit inside you can barely read the placards, but fans of kitsch and oddball lore will enjoy learning about devices like the Flute of Shame for bad musicians (the finger screws tighten), the Neck Violin for quarreling women (a shackle locked the two face-to-face), branding tongs, skull crackers, a guillotine and the Iron Maiden of Nuremberg (use your imagination).
The museum displays each torture tool and describes (in multiple languages) how it works. Graphic engravings show the instruments in action. The building lies across the canal from the flower market.