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Corrie ten Boom House

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

This is the home of Corrie ten Boom in Haarlem, just a 15 minute train ride outside of Amsterdam.  On one of our days in Amsterdam, we took a day trip here to explore the beautiful, quiet town of Haarlem and take a tour of this historic home. It amazed me to see that it’s still standing to this day, and the rooms have been kept in almost the exact condition as they were during World War II, when Corrie lived there with her father and sister. Corrie ten Boom’s biography, The Hiding Place, was one of the first books I read that made an impact on my life and left an impression with me I’ll never forget. It was truly an honor and a privilege to get to see her home, to be there in person, and see where so many important events took place.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

The ten Boom family owned a well-known watch shop on one of the main streets in Haarlem. Corrie’s father Casper was a highly respected jeweler and expert watchmaker. He was known as the best watch repairman in Holland and people came from all over Holland, even Germany, to have him repair their watches. In 1937, with Nazism on the rise, the ten Boom family watch shop was celebrating its 100th year anniversary.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Corrie lived with her family in the strangely-built Dutch house above the watch shop, which was originally two separate houses later connected by a staircase. She describes the home in detail, as it would become the main setting of The Hiding Place. This was the side door that the family used, mentioned often in the book.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

The ten Boom family themselves were not Jewish; they were Christian. However because of their deep religious faith and love for God, they wanted to do whatever they could to help their Jewish friends in any way possible. In a turn of events they would never imagine, their small home and humble watch shop soon became the center for a major anti-Nazi operation, and Corrie, who thought of herself as a middle-aged spinster, started a black market ring, gathering and distributing stolen ration cards, helping Jews escape, and eventually hiding Jews in her own home. A wooden triangular Alpina sign, like this one, was used as a signal to all she was working with that it was safe to enter the house.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Corrie’s main effort was to help Jews escape. She would find families who were willing to take Jews in and hide them, or who could transport them further to safety. When she came across someone who no one else would take, like the man who “looked too Jewish” for anyone to take in, or the woman with a loud whooping cough who was too difficult to hide, Corrie started hiding Jews in her own home. She would eventually hide six people in her home. This was their living room, overlooking the main street.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

A copy of You Are My Hiding Place rests at the family piano.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

The Jews in Corrie’s home did not actually live in hiding — they lived, slept, and ate in the main part of the house with everyone else. An expert architect Corrie met through her work with the Dutch underground constructed a secret hiding place in Corrie’s bedroom where the Jews could run and hide should they ever be raided. The hiding place was just big enough for the six adults to stand in silence with their back against the wall.

The hole in the wall was added after the war, to show visitors the Hiding Place once the home was turned into a museum. The hole is where the headboard of Corrie’s bed once stood. The secret entrance to the hiding place is in the bottom of Corrie’s closet.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

The Jews would crawl into the hiding place from the bottom of the small closet. They practiced daily for the inevitable raid. An alarm system was rigged up, and they held unannounced drills every day, even during the middle of the night. With the push of a small, out-of-the-way button, a very quiet buzz would go off — it couldn’t be too loud for fear the very close neighbors or police would hear. Their goal was to get themselves, and ALL of their belongings into the hiding place in 60 seconds. Not only did they have to run up a very tight spiral staircase and dive into a tiny crawlspace, they had to stop whatever they were doing, gather all of their clothes, toiletries, and belongings, strip the beds, grab the sheets and carry everything upstairs and into the hiding place. There were only supposed to be three people living in house: Corrie, her father, and her sister. In reality, there were NINE people living in the house. They had to make it look like there were only three, in some cases emptying the trash and putting away dishes if the raid occurred during the middle of meal, as they often did, in 60 seconds. With their daily drills and practice, they were able to get it down to 70 seconds.

Eventually the family was betrayed, and the family was arrested and taken to prison. Corrie’s elderly father died in prison 10 days later, and Corrie and her sister Betsie were taken to the concentration camp at Ravensbruck, where Betsie later died. Corrie eventually escaped from Ravensbruck, and lived to be 91. But all six of those hiding in Corrie’s secret room were saved — they were never found.

We were allowed to stand in the hiding place with our backs against the wall, just as the Jews did in when they were raided in 1944. The ten Booms were betrayed — the Nazi’s knew they were hiding Jews. They searched the house top to bottom for a secret room for two straight days, banging on walls and ripping off wallpaper and were never able to find it. As we stood in the dark, shallow hiding place, our guide knocked and scratched on the walls, asking us to imagine we were hiding for our lives, knowing the Nazis were just inches away.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Do you see the small button under the Ten Boom Jewelers sign? That’s the button that would sound the alarm, and it is still working to this day. Our tour guide pressed it for us to hear. The blue door is the entrance to the watch shop.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

We were able to see the entire house, the rooms where the family and Jews lived.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

This was their original hiding place, before the secret room was constructed. Here the ten Boom family hid their other contraband items like their fine china, silver, and radio. It was the first place the Nazis looked when they raided the house.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

The room has been set up as a museum of the ten Boom family’s life and efforts.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

A map of the concentration camps in Europe, with the number of how many people died there in red.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Corrie’s suitcase that she used after she escaped Ravensbruck.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

The family radio that was used and owned illegally during the war.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

A view down the hallway.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

The wooden triangular Alpina sign the family used as an “all clear” sign, sitting in the window of the dining room. During the raid, the original sign was knocked off the sill and broken.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

When you enter the side door, the dining room is on the left. Behind me is the entrance to the watch shop and the alarm button. There’s a staircase by the alarm leading to the living room overlooking the main street, and up one more flight of stairs is Corrie’s bedroom and the hiding place.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Another view of the dining room, where the family ate every day.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

A close up of some of Corrie’s embroidery.

I am so incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity, to see the setting where a book that meant so much to me took place. I will treasure it always. The entire story of Corrie’s experience can be read in The Hiding Place.

Thank you so much for looking. I’m so grateful for you all.

XOXO,
Amanda

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63 Responses
  1. Niki

    I am reading this book with my 7th grade daughter and her friend this month. We are at the point where Corrie is making radios. The girls are just loving it and are amazed at the faith and strength these people had.

    My hope is that they remember how Corrie and her family pulled on their faith to help them through this horrible part of life.

    I will show them these pictures today. I am sure they will love it. They have already told me they want to go visit, but that is most likely not going to happen, so this will have to be their experience . Thank you for the great pictures!

  2. Steffi

    My 7th grade son is currently reading this book for one of his classes. I’m reading it with him and will definitely share this post with him! He will love seeing the pictures. I hope to visit the house someday in person, it’s an amazing story!

  3. Renee Whitehead

    This was a treasure to see the ten Boom home. Corrie and her sister, Betsy and father are such heroes of the Christian faith! Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures!

    You said a couple of times that she “escaped” Ravensbruck. But I recall in her book she was summoned into the office and released from the concentration camp. She went into great detail about making her way back home and later learning that she had mistakenly been released. I found this to be a great testimony of God’s mercy and plan for Corrie’s life to be used for His glory. She appeared many times with Billy Graham at his crusades where she testified of Jesus and His love. I think your pictures and comments were very interesting, but just wanted to make clarity about this one dynamic detail to her story. And what an incredible story it is!
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. Skyler (Learningbrave)

    This is a wonderful post! I had the amazing privilege of taking my kids to Corrie’s house, it was such a fantastic experience! Your photos are wonderful xx

  5. Andrea

    This is incredible! I read The Hiding Place several months ago and was deeply impacted by it. I had no idea that their home was still there and that it’s been left intact! It was emotional to read your descriptions and see the photos of all these rooms and items that she describes in so much detail! This is definitely going on my bucket list! What an awesome experience to see a piece of history about someone who love and served God in the most difficult circumstances! Being in that secret room must have been incredibly moving! Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Jo Mulholland

    I still have THAT (design) tablecloth, right here, on my table. My parents ensured that we brought it with us, when we migrated to Australia, in 1956!!! 

  7. Jo Mulholland

    I hope that I have not written this here, before. I was born in the Netherlands (Gouda, Zuid Holland) in 1943. Just in time for the “Hunger Winter”, when the German occupiers , starved the Dutch. Fortunately, my father worked for an owner of a mirror factory, who was (secretly) part of the resistance, and to keep my father working there he got my father a false “Aussweis” (spelling). During the war, every so often, a boy would come to my father’s workplace to warn that a German officer would be inspecting the factory where they were pretending to manufacture items for the Germans. My father would ride his bike over there and walk around looking ‘busy’, until the inspection was over. Not only was my father a great ‘glass-cutter’ but also a good ‘people-manager’. And his boss was extrekeen to keep him! Here, in Sydney, when we first migrated here, in the 50’s, sharing the stories about WWII was ‘top of the list’.  Many Dutch had migrated fearing a WWIII! 

  8. Larry Launderville

    My mom was from holland and when she saw Corrie on Billy gram she acted like she knew corrie Jon denBoer was my grandfather part of the dutch underground M y mom wrote a book of her own Im trying to get it published my health is not so good Moms book she calls In the palm of Gods hand even have it from time/ life magizne she stated she was in the red cross in the faboulas centry they put out she is in it shows her handing out mags look at my facebook page Larry Launderville made a video she spoke of the dutch resistance being called Yellow riders Mom went to be with the lord 1 4 83 but I took her writtings type them upback then but never knew how to publish a book so it just sat there I had myself a brain anuerysm and Im trying to get it published before its lost to time Im her only son she adopted me at 4 yrs 50 yrs ago you might be intrested she was from Herkingen holland look at my facebook page made a video of what Im talking about hope to her from you the nazi made mom go to germany to be a secretary typein up all the orders the red cross gave her the means to go back n forht between the 2 countrys and to be inside with the info on troop movements that she passed on to my grandfather mom wrot that he had some people they need to move so grandpa forced a boat owner to stat his boat go into the shipping lanes to get those people to england

  9. Jeannie Crockett

    On a “sister trip” that my two sisters and I went on a number of years ago, we were able to visit and tour the ten Boom home/museum. Interestingly, a few months prior to our trip I was eating dinner in O’Hare’s food court and was joined by another traveler from the Netherlands. When I heard she was from Haarlem, I immediately asked about Corrie ten Boom. Although not knowledgeable about Corrie’s story, she knew where the watch shop was. We exchanged contact info, and as the date of our “sister trip” approached my new Dutch acquaintance and I made plans for her to meet my sisters and me at the train station in Haarlam, share breakfast and then have her walk us to our destination. What a “coincidence”! Our visit to Corrie’s home/museum was an experience none of us will ever forget and blessed us all greatly. I thought it was interesting that the individual who had taken on the responsibility of opening and sharing Corrie’s home with visitors was himself a Jew, grateful of all that the ten Booms did for the Jews of Haarlem.

  10. uponthesummit

    Hello Amanda
    I just finished reading The Hiding Place too. I saw the movie many years ago, Truly this was an incredible family. But What struck me the most was Betsie. I think she was the real hero. This was a God fearing family, truly an example. But Betise was the one to whom God revealed himself in such a way, that it sustained her in the concentration camp. At first even Corrie did not have the same kind of faith. It was Betsie who ministered to Corrie. Corrie saw Betsie’s faith in God, her forgiveness. Even wanting to have a camp for the Guards where they could heal. It was Betsie to whom God gave the three visions to. My thoughts were, wow what kind of one on one relationship did Betsie have with God, Why did he reveal himself to her out of all her family members ?It was the condition of her heart that God responded to. A heart of love, devotion, faith and obedience. Truly an example for us all. God Bless August 5 2015

  11. Joanna

    I just finished reading The Hiding Place (for the second time – the first was MANY years ago in high school). And I had to google to see if I could find pictures of her house so that I could envision it much better. Thank you so much for this post and your clear descriptions and pictures. It’s my wish to visit this home some day, but in the mean time it was nice to view it through your blog. Thank you!

  12. Pam

    Hi, My daughter and I totally took your advice. !! We just got back from Amsterdam (and Scotland) a few weeks ago. The Corrie Ten Boom was one of our favorite stops. ( we would have never even heard of it if it weren’t for you) I bought the book but have not finished it yet. I was so impressed when the guide told us the bricklayer did 300 other homes this way Just amazing. We also went to the tea shop. It was great. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Susan

    Living in Europe for 15 years now, I continue to be surprised at how few Europeans, especially the Dutch, know nothing of this family. I have a lot of Dutch friends, some of whom live in Haarlem… same thing. Sad, too. A revitalized faith is something sorely needed here. Thx for sharing.

  14. Ashley

    Thank you so much for sharing these pictures! I really enjoyed being able to put a picture to the story. My mom introduced me to The Hiding Place, and it’s one of our favorite books. I’ll be sharing this post with her!

  15. Tina Hicks

    Amanda,
    Wow what a beautiful post! This has to be one of my favorites! I am not familiar
    with this story, but the way you explained it , oh my goodness , I just have to buy
    this book now! Your photography is amazing as always! I hope someday to visit
    there. I know it will be a book I won’t be able to put down, and that’s ok because
    I’m having surgery soon that is going to require a lot of downtime . Perfect timing!
    Thanks so much Amanda! Your my favorite blogger!
    God Bless!
    Tina

  16. Mel Tardy

    This is so awesome!! I read that book as a child and remember going to the movie when it was in theaters (many years ago)! How wonderful that you get to see things like this first hand. What a trip!!

  17. Kristin

    What a wonderful description of your visit! Thank you so much! Many of us may never get the opportunity to visit the ten Boom house but I feel like I just took a quick trip there. Wonderful and gave me chills. The horrors that they endured and the bravery of so many families just astounds me.

  18. Karen T.

    Your post inspired me to download and read the book–what an amazing and inspirational story. Your pictures are fabulous–thanks for introducing me to Corrie ten Boom!

  19. Kathleen D

    This book was also instrumental in my young life as a Christian. Thank you for bringing it into focus again with all of your wonderful photos.

  20. JNE

    Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful photos and descriptions! After reading a previous post on your blog about the book, I read it. Thank you again!

  21. Anjie Behunin

    You are SO lucky to have the chance to visit the ten Boom home! My Mom had the book when I was younger and she could never understand why I read it over and over. Corrie ten Boom’s story is one of my favorites and I thank you for sharing your experience in her home. You made me cry, as I remembered everything you wrote about.

  22. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

    Amanda, I cannot tell you how much I loved this post. Corrie’s story is one that I never tire of hearing about. It had me intrigued at a very young age, and now I see our own daughter doing the same. To walk through that house. To stand in that hidden wall. What an incredible experience you had. And you shared it absolutely beautifully. Thank you!

  23. DessertForTwo

    What a wonderful, touching post! I think it’s time for me to pick up The Hiding Place again and re-read it. Thanks for the reminder :)

  24. Cynthia

    Thank you Amanda for the beautiful photography and showing us this house. I read this book when I was a teenager and I remember crying while reading it and not being able to put it down like staying up until 4:00 in the morning reading. Anyhow, I appreciate you sharing this post so much! What kind of camera were you using to get such great indoor photos. Did you use flash? I saw that it said DCX something and I’m not familiar with that type of camera.

  25. janice

    I loved this post. Thanks so much for sharing the photos and history behind Corrie ten Boom. I’ve never heard of her before but will definitely read The Hiding Place now.

  26. Jodie Jahnke

    Amanda – These pics mean so much to actually see where this story took place. I love all her books but always felt God was unfair to let her suffer at the end od her life until I read the book by the nurse who took care of her until her death.

    Then I understood His plan, It seems no one left her presence, even though Corrie was unable to utter a word, that didn’t go away blessed. Even Billy Graham.

    God bless you for sharing.

    Jodie

  27. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    This might be my favorite post you’ve ever written! The imagines flood my heart with thankfulness and remind me that travel is more than just fun… it inspires personal reflection and growth. I’ll have to show your post to Ava (11) she just read this!

  28. yvonne

    Hi Amanda. Thank you for sharing photos from the ten Boom family’s life story; a glimpse some of us only hope to see. I too have read her books and was astonished by all that went on at that time in history.

  29. Kate Albright

    With all the incredible posts over the years and all the adventures you have taken us on, this one has the most meaning. This one has had the most lasting impact.
    Thank you.

  30. Kris Boydstun

    I have been to Corrie’s house, too. It was an honor, as you said, to have seen her home. Her story is a testament to her faith in God. It is an amazingly tragic story, but one of glorious faith in God. Thanks for posting all your pictures and the descriptions. Did you also visit the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam? That place was also an honor to visit.

  31. Susan H.

    I have read the book several times but had never imagined what the house really looked like. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us.

  32. Suzanne Shepherd

    Beautiful post, Amanda! Thanks so much for sharing this detailed and up-close tour of Corrie ten Boom’s home. I read the book years (decades!) ago. What a moving experience it must have been to be right there inside the house, shop and hiding place! Your photos and descriptions bring the book so clearly back to mind. This was a very special read to start the week. Thanks, again.

  33. Jenny

    Thank you for sharing your experience and photos! I’ve heard Corrie ten Boom’s story of forgiving a former Nazi guard later in her life several times at church. I’m definitely going to read the book and then reference back to your post. Thanks for helping me remember an amazing person today.

  34. Diane Eck

    Amanda, What an awesome post!! I read the book as a young person and it really moved me! I’m sure being able to experience it firsthand was almost overwhelming! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Trudy L

    Thank you so much! I loved the book (read & reread) and the movie. This was just incredible to visit the actual house. I can imagine the chills and tears you got throughout your tour. I got them just reading your post and looking at the photos! I don’t think I will ever get to Holland, so I am so grateful for you seeing it and recording it for us! God bless you Amanda!

  36. Laura

    Amanda,
    I wish I could send you a hug. I always enjoy your posts but this one meant so very much to me. I read the Hiding Place when I was in the 5th grade and Corrie ten Boom has become one of my life-long heroes. I have read many of Corrie’s books, listened to her videos and watched plays highlighting her life, but I’ve never had the opportunity to visit her house. Thank you SO much for sharing this special place with such detail and thoughtfulness.

    Laura

  37. rachel

    Amanda,
    You did an amazing job showing and explaining this!! I had never even heard about this family, and now I’m very intrigued to get the book!
    What an amazing experience you had!!

  38. Tiffany

    Thank you so much for your post. I learned and read about The Hiding Place when I was a kid. It would be so amazing to visit there. That’s so awesome that you spent so much time exploring. I’m sure it was very sobering to experience.

  39. Super Stamp Girl

    Hi Amanda, thanks so much for some beautiful historical photos, but more so, for such an informative post! I am not familiar with the story of the ten Boom’s or of “The Hiding Place,” but now I think it needs to get added to our book club list. Thanks for the eye opening read!

  40. Heather

    THANK YOU!! I loved The Hiding Place as well and I’m thrilled to be able to see the house through your lens. Thank you so much for sharing.
    xoxo
    heather
    whipperberry

  41. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    Amanda…thank you so much for sharing this amazing story. It’s such a story of putting others before ourselves and one we all need so badly to hear again. What lengths would we go through to aid and protect others?

    When I was in college I had the opportunity to hear Miss Ten Boom speak several times. There are so many phrases of hers that come to mind and I can hear them in her beautiful and heavily accented voice. She really is a hero of faith.

    I’m so glad that you were able to visit the shop and museum. Your photos are fabulous and give an amazing glimpse into the stories I remember hearing. I wish I had known, or thought to discover the museum. When I was in college I spent a brief amount of time in and around Amsterdam. Not nearly enough evidently. ;)

    Looking forward to more interesting stops on your visits abroad. You are one blessed gal to have these opportunities.

    Be extraordinary!

    1. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

      P.S. Did you visit Droste’ while you were in Haarlam? My favorite cocoa. I even collect the antique cocoa tins.

  42. Lisa D

    I agree with Jenni— this was a beautiful start to my Monday morning. I have always been a fan of Corrie ten Boom and loved getting to see your pictures and read about how it looks and feels in her home. Amazing heroes they were. Thanks for sharing their story Amanda.

    Lisa D. in FLA

  43. jenni

    wow. what a touching and beautiful way to start my early monday morning. this was an amazing post. i sat here weeping and groaning inside over all the sadness of this. all the heroic and courageous actions of this wonderful and good god-fearing family. they never thought of themselves as heroic or courageous…..just doing what god would want them to do. i am grateful their home has been preserved and this devastating part of history also preserved so that generations can learn not only the horror of such a time, but that there are always heroes in the midst of cataclysm. thank you.

  44. Julie Annas

    My church went to see the movie when I was about 10 years old. It definitely made an impact on my life. I have never forgotten her story. I’ve never read the book. I need to do that. On another note, we’re leaving Thursday for a trip to London and Scotland. Your reviews have help me tremendously on planning our trip. Your explanation on how to use Google maps to mark spots you want to visit has helped also. F our next big trip we are planning a river cruise and what pops up in my email last week??? You’re on a river cruise!! I was so excited when I saw it!! Can’t wait read all the details about that! Thanks for sharing Amanda.

  45. Meechie

    Amanda, thanks for this wonderful post. The name Corrie Ten Boom caught my attention as I have heard it referenced amongst many Christians but, I had no idea of the powerful story behind the name. I am definitely going to read her book The Hiding Place. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.

  46. Susan

    Amazing story & photos! I am definitely going to read this book now. Thank you so much for sharing your travel experiences, you are hands-down my favorite blogger!!

  47. Christina

    Hi Amanda,
    What a fantastic post about Corrie ten Boom’s house. I also have read her books and was similarly touched by her story. How exciting for you to see her home and the actual Hiding Place! Thanks for the great photography (as always). I don’t think I will ever get there myself (I’m in Australia), but from your post I feel like I’ve been able to see Corrie’s home and it’s exactly as she described in her books and how I imagined it to look as I read her story. Thank you!

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