Het Dolhuys, Haarlem

3.6
#4 of 12 in Museums in Haarlem
Challenge the contrasts between sanity and insanity, visitors and inmates, and participants and observers at Het Dolhuys, 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 Het Dolhuys and other attractions in Haarlem.
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  • I have never visited the museum as my steps always ended at the cafe. I just love the cakes and coffee served. while my son picks on a salad or sandwich. This place has been a must for me to visit on ...  more »
  • Beautiful museum in one of the oldest buildings of Haarlem, the former Pesthuys. You can pro-actively do all sorts of tests about your mental health. Is also a nice museum cafĂ©.
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  • Very close to the train station, easy-to-visit. A very rare topic and needs more people to understand it. Luckily I can find this museum near Amsterdam. Hope there will be more English explainations in the future.
  • Really cool but not as much fun for english speakers. Take a translator. With a translator it was super cool
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