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“Wonderfully enthusiastic tour guide”
Review of Multatuli House

Multatuli House
Ranked #227 of 539 things to do in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a small, quaint museum which a friend and I went to out of curiosity, having very briefly read about the subject matter. We showed up knowing nothing but that didn't bother the custodian at all. He was so enthusiastic and passionate about Multatuli and his work, and he provided us with a huge amount of information. You get a full tour of the museum, can ask as many questions as you want, and it's free! It's an interesting look into a satirical commentary on Dutch society and the way it evolved from being disregarded to being a foundation for various ways of thinking. Honestly, the enthusiasm and warm welcome from the custodian made it more than worthwhile.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Eduard Douwes Dekker had a book of his writings published under the title Max Havelaar, the eponymous hero speaking the philosophies and ideals of Dekker (or Multatuli as he called himself). As an official in the Dutch colonies in the East Indies during the 19th Century, he witnessed many abuses of power and wished to make amends. His ideas were largely ahead of their time, and served as inspiration for many political and social groups to come.

This small museum is well worth a visit, occupying two floors of the house in which Dekker was born. There are numerous objects and pieces of furniture that belonged to the writer. The custodian of the museum, who is multilingual, will be your knowledgeable and hugely enthusiastic guide.

This is a private museum, with free entrance, kept going by the 300 or so members of the Multatuli Society.

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