Monday, April 24, 2017

Netherlands: Corrie ten Boom house.

One of the highlights of this trip for me was visiting the Corrie ten Boom house - and getting in was no easy trick.
 I read this book right before our trip.
The Hiding Place
by: Corrie ten Boom
Really incredible story about Corrie ten Boom and her desire to help others and her punishment for it.  Makes you think.
Here is a picture of her right before she died.
What an incredible lady.
So they only let so many people in the house a day.  We didn't get in on any of the morning tours but somehow we really lucked out and they did a later afternoon tour in Dutch for us.  Ryan, Heather and Gregg took turns translating for me :)
The watch shop that the ten Boom family owns and run's is still a working/open shop on the corner with what was the families home above.
This Corrie's actual room with a whole in the wall where she hid people.
This is her living room where they would gather for evening entertainment after the watch shop closed.
Stairs they would have to climb to the "hiding place" - they also hid the extra food rationings in the base boards on theses stairs.  The Germans actually found where the food rationings were being hid and then later discovered the hiding people which eventually sent Corrie to prison.
Such a cool experience to read the book and then visit the streets where it all happened.
Read the book if you haven't, it will make you want to be a better person.