Museum Van de Geest, Haarlem

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Challenge the contrasts between sanity and insanity, visitors and inmates, and participants and observers at Museum Van de Geest, the national museum of psychiatry. Established in 2005 in an old psychiatric hospital, the museum houses artifacts from seven psychiatric institutions. Items displayed include the belongings of famous patients, treatment methods, and tools. Interactive displays include the ability to listen to patients' oral stories using a stethoscope--putting the visitor in the shoes of doctor or observer. Use our Haarlem online trip builder to arrange your visit to Museum Van de Geest and other attractions in Haarlem.
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  • Recently visited the Dolhuis, which is the Haarlems location of the 'Museum of the Mind' expecting to see [at least part of] the collection of 'outsider art' [which could be found there in the past... 
    Recently visited the Dolhuis, which is the Haarlems location of the 'Museum of the Mind' expecting to see [at least part of] the collection of 'outsider art' [which could be found there in the past...  more »
  • Located in centuries old building this museum provides history both on development of the treatment mentally ill as well as the building quarters . Audio tour provides detailed insight. The further.....  more
    Located in centuries old building this museum provides history both on development of the treatment mentally ill as well as the building quarters . Audio tour provides detailed insight. The further.....  more »
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  • This is one of my favourite museums ever!! So informative so interesting! Is a must go when in the Netherlands, 10 min away from the station of Haarlem also!! Have I photographed the whole place? Seems like it, but definitely not!! So so much more to see in the visit!! I went at 11 and took me 4 hours, with one of the guided tours, to finish! There are many types of guide that can be chosen, I advise you to first scroll to all as some tell just about some of the arts, some tell about them all!! I was advised to use the highlights one but ended up using the full one explaining everything in the museum+ had some extra video to understand better!! I loved it so much I can't wait to go back again!! And to visit the Amsterdam location too!!
  • European Museum of the year 2022 Visited on Saturday - 28th May 2022 No waiting period Total ticket price - 55 Euros Took us about 3.5 hours to complete the tour Definitely worth the visit and everyone should visit once 👍 Did get a little monotonous towards the middle for the kids.

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