The Dolhuys Museum (Dutch for madhouse) is situated in a former lepers and pest house, which later became a psychiatric facility. It’s a thought-provoking place exploring the frontier between sanity and madness. Unfortunately visiting Dolhuys may be less rewarding for visitors who don’t speak Dutch because only a fraction of the information is available in English. We spent hours exploring... 更多
We happen to reside nearby but never took the opportunity to go. We just needed a relaxed quick bite and we found exactly that! Nicely renovated interior (including an interesting museum) with a nice external seating area overlooking the park and the canal. But even if inside the big glasses front allows for a nice seating in common tables nicely... 更多
Yes, there's only a brief guide in English available on loan from the shop, which runs out of steam somewhat towards the end. But to be honest the effect of this place is in the mind rather than in the brain...it's emotion rather than knowledge which brings it to life. Some exhibits are surprisingly disturbing and it's interesting to think... 更多
A museum oriented at the psyche of human kind. The Dolhuys is characterized by a nice mixture of scientific insights, art, personal experience and hands on activities, exhibited in a very nice way. The topic is at first sight not the first thing you would go for on your day off, but the contents and approach make it worthwhile!
I think it's quite expensive for what it is. There's only one room (the nurse room) that offered some interesting information about the history of the facility and psychiatry in general. The rest of the rooms don't really add value. You also have to pay extra for the temporary exhibition about the self, identify and public opinion... and that's not... 更多
Was recommended to visit this museum without realizing that everything is in Dutch - no English subtitles. On paying the entrance fee which was nearly €30 for 3 people (all non-Dutch speaking), the staff should have pointed out that we would gain nothing from the visit.
I was bored and disappointed by this - some exhibits may well have been interesting but so little in English I would not really know - the brief simplistic English pamphlet does not really help - nice location and nice idea but if you need English this just does not work and I would really suggest not bothering to go.
It is interesting to see an old psychiatric institution from the inside. There are isolation cells, a room with art made by psychiatric patients, some information about phrenology and Freud, and a large room full of stories about the history of psychiatry (including clothes worn by the patients) and about 'lunatic days' like carnaval and April 1st. The regents' chamber... 更多