About the Amsterdam Dungeon

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Beyond Holland's gleaming façade of famous painters and entrancing architecture lies a past riddled with shadowy secrets.

Leave class room history behind you and discover the truth behind Holland's darkest past at the Amsterdam Dungeon, where live actors, interactive shows and a thrilling ride bring Holland's hidden history vividly back to life.

The darkest passages in the history of the Netherlands will be revealed to you as you are thrown back in time to come face to face with the characters time has tried to forget.

Discover which famous Dutch painter drove his mistress mad in the Dungeon's new show for 2009.

Find out what punishments were dealt out to criminals in 16th Century Amsterdam, see how Medieval doctors tried to cure the Plague, learn the true story of what life was like for sailors under the iron fist of the VOC, and feel your heart pound as you board the Dungeon's racing rollercoaster ride.

Inside the Amsterdam Dungeon
The darkest passages in the history of the Netherlands will be revealed to you as you are thrown back in time to come face to face with the characters time has tried to forget.



New for 2009: Rembrandt's Secret
Everyone has a dark side, and Holland's most iconic painter was no exception.
Feel your heart pound with fear as you enter the madhouse where Rembrandt's abandoned mistress lurks in the shadows. Surrounded by the mad, the evil and the desperate, she cries out for your help. Will you survive the tunnels of her terrifying torment?


Crime and Punishment: The Council of Blood
16th Century Amsterdam was a terrifying place for captured criminals.

In 1567, Prince Alva developed a powerful court that would become known as ‘The Council of Blood' for the brutality of its punishments and contempt for mercy.

Find yourself in the dock of the Council of Blood's most notorious Judge. As he hands out punishments for crimes day in day out that rarely befit the crime, will you escape the Judge's wrath or suffer vile torture and execution for your crimes?

For further information about Amsterdam dungeon tickets, pictures or a request to visit the Edinburgh Dungeon, or for info on sister Dungeons London, York, Amsterdam and Hamburg please contact: ellie(dot)cowley(at)merlinentertainments(dot)biz

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