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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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 »
This is a topic we both find very interesting. The museum is quite chaotic in its organisation but with a map, you can make your way around. I think dutch speaking visitors would enjoy a lot more but.... more »
One of the most fascinating museums I've ever been to! Loved it
Beautiful collection in a beautiful building. A gem. A collectors museum with rare items.
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