Amsterdam Dungeon

The Amsterdam Dungeon will take you on a journey through the city's 500-year history through 11 horrifying and entertaining shows. The cast is incredible.

The Amsterdam Dungeon is one of the many must-visit tourist attractions in the Dutch capital. If you think history is boring and burdensome, you will surely change your mind as you experience an 80-minute journey through 500 years of gruesome history in old Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam Dungeon was originally conceived as a museum of macabre history, but over time it has evolved into an interactive and original experience to be experienced first-hand and certainly in company. The attraction is made even more special by its historical location, as elements dating back to the beginning of the last century can be admired inside.

During the creation of the dungeon, various archaeological finds were unearthed: for example, 200 graves belonging to people buried many centuries ago were found under the floors of the church.

Performances with real actors, lots of special effects, sound effects, pungent smells and light effects will provide frightening entertainment that is sure to delight young and old alike.

The shows at the Amsterdam Dungeon

The shows take place almost entirely in total darkness. The characters are hidden and barely visible, and they perform in English and Dutch. But even those who do not understand these languages can watch: the main attraction of the Amsterdam Dungeon is the mystery, fear and thrill of an unknown antiquity, in which you will be immersed to relive a medieval historical era.

Groups of up to 30 people can take part in walking tours, departing every 15 minutes, to watch 11 horror theatre performances staged by 9 professional actors covering 500 years of Amsterdam’s dark history in the basement of a neo-Gothic church dating back to the Dutch Reformation.

You will be immersed in this adventure from the very first moment and hear the sounds of chains, walk through the years of the plague, the torture chamber, see witches burning alive, walk through Rembrandt’s laboratory where you will witness the vivisection of human bodies, travel on a 17th century East India Company sailing ship, and much more.

The Amsterdam Dungeon also has a horror shop where you can buy various gadgets and souvenirs at the end of your visit.

Tickets to the Amsterdam Dungeon

To enter the Amsterdam Dungeon, you need to buy a ticket. We recommend doing this online, perhaps in combination with other attractions in the city. Reduced-price tickets are only available for children under the age of 16. If you have purchased the I Amsterdam City Card you will get a 25% discount at the ticket office entrance.

Opening Hours

The Amsterdam Dungeon is open every day of the year from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for 27 April, King’s Day, when it is closed. On some public holidays, during the Christmas period and on some days in October, opening hours vary slightly, so it is advisable to check in advance on the official website to avoid unpleasant surprises once you are there.

The duration of a tour, perfect for older children, teenagers and groups of friends, is about 80 minutes.

How to get to the Amsterdam Dungeon

The Amsterdam Dungeon is located at 78 Rokin Street. To get to the Amsterdam Dungeon, simply get off at the Dam stop: from there it’s a 5-minute walk along Rokin to your destination.

Useful information

Address

The Amsterdam Dungeon, Rokin 78, 1012 KW Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contacts

TEL: +31 20 530 8500

Timetables

  • Monday: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Friday: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00

Transports

Metro stops

  • Rokin (83 mt)

Where is located Amsterdam Dungeon

The Amsterdam Dungeon is located in the historical city centre at 78 Rokin Street, close to Dam Square and the Royal Palace.

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