Corrie Ten Boom House in Haarlem
During the second world war, Corrie Ten Boom and her family hid Jews in their house. The history of the Ten Boom family is a testimony of their love and loyalty toward the Jewish people. In this museum you can enjoy a guided tour through the Ten Boom home. Tours are led by knowledgeable guides who are volunteers. Guides share the inspiring stories of this family as visitors are led through the house. Tours are about one hour in length. They are usually available in English and Dutch.
About the Corrie Ten Boom House
Much of the house has been refurbished to appear as it did in the 1940’s. Visitors can see the actual “hiding place,” which is a small area behind a false wall in Corrie’s bedroom. This is where Jews and others were safely hidden from the Nazis. The museum also contains a book shop.
Schedule of Tours
This is how you find the time of the next tour when you arrive at the Corrie ten Boom House: There is an alley (a small street) alongside the Ten Boom House. Walk past the watch shop on this narrow street and you will find the family door to the Ten Boom home. A sign on this green door gives the time of the next tour. Visitors gather in the side street and are invited into the house by a guide at the appropriate time for the tour. We strongly recommend to not just show up at the museum, because there is a big chance you will stand before a closed door. Check out the website www.corrietenboom.com and make a reservation for a tour on forehand.
Are you not able to visit the museum? View the virtual tour from your home and listen to our digital guide! View 360 degrees around you at 19 locations, while the digital guide tells the story of Corrie. Various objects can be enlarged, whereby extra information is visible. You can join the virtual tour here: virtualtour.corrietenboom.com.
Location of the Corrie ten Boom House
Address:Corrie ten Boom House Barteljorisstraat 19 2011 RA Haarlem
- Take the train to Haarlem and get off at Haarlem Central Station.
- It is a 15 minute walk from Central Station (Haarlem) to the Corrie ten Boom Museum. The street on the west side of Central Station is Kruisweg. The VVV (Tourist Office) is also located on the Kruisweg side of the station.
- When you are facing Kruisweg with the station behind you, turn left and walk up Kruisweg. This is toward Haarlem’s Grote Markt (Market Square). Kruisweg changes names to Kruisstraat and then to Barteljorisstraat, but it is all the same street.
- The museum is located on the left side, at 19 Barteljorisstraat. The museum is one block before you reach the market square.