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Het Dolhuys is housed in the former ‘Dolhuys’ from 1320. It is the national museum of psychiatry. The museum illustrates how insane people were treated in the Netherlands throug the centuries. Het Dolhuys is about experiences. It is not about the collection of objects, but about opinions and experiences. The main point the museum wants to make is that the boundary between normal and insane can be very thin. Important are the authentic 16th century ‘dolcellen’, cells for insane people.

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Het Dolhuys
Schotersingel 2
2021 GE Haarlem

Museum type(s)

Specialized & Alternative History & Anthropology

Topics

Profession & Craft

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Notes

Holidays: 12 noon – 5 pm
Closed on: 1 January, 27 April and 27 December

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Admission

0 - 12 Valid
13 - 18 €6.00
19 - 64 €8.50
65 - 999 €6.00
CJP €6.00
Museumkaart Valid
Friends of the museum Free
Students €6.00
Groups of 8+ €6.00
Haarlem pas €6.00

Notes

Surcharge temporary exhibitions: € 1.50.

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Facilities


  • Coffee

  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Parking

Location

Schotersingel 2, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Exhibitions

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Reviews

This museum has 3 ratings.

Monday, April 3, 2017 Apr 3, 2017

A nice museum on the development and understanding of psychiatric illnesses and exploring the grey area between madness and sanity. An interesting, thought provoking and special museum. Well worth a visit!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 Oct 15, 2015

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