Museum Van de Geest, Haarlem

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • 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 »
  • 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....  more »
  • Very informative. Very well-organized. A great way to have a holistic view of mental health and well-being through the years.
  • Impressive museum if you're interrested in more than just a coffee and a cake...time for some deep thoughts

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