Museum De Gevangenpoort, The Hague

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3.8/5 based on 240 reviews on the web
See life from behind bars at Museum De Gevangenpoort, an 18th-century prison-turned-museum. Since 1882, the former prison has told tales of the crime and punishment that unfolded here over its seven centuries of history. Housing serious criminals, both rich and poor, the prison was known as a place of torture. Walk through the prisoner's cells, the interrogation room, the torture chambers, and the courtroom. Some prisoners were even publicly executed in the square in front of the prison. Note that the cell complex can only be viewed with an official guide, so check the schedule in advance. To visit Museum De Gevangenpoort and get the most from your holiday in The Hague, create itinerary details personal to you using our The Hague travel itinerary planner.
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  • I drive there often along, and now once visited. Beautiful old building with a history. About the brothers de Witt and how it was then at that time. A must if you're visiting the city.
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  • Usually you walk so along with a number of friends have visited really nice tour with a guide who told many things of your day of wow I didn't know!
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  • This museum are preferably with a tour visit. The guide makes the gruesome history of this building very informative. If you consider, that it is actually not so long ago, that our people are of very primitive and beating case-law clerk, you realize, that we in General admittedly strict rule on primitive events elsewhere in the world, but at the time no better.......
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  • Good museum. It should remind us about the dangers of law by torture and rule by mob. Both warnings have become increasingly applicable to our day and age. The same type of people that murdered the De Wit brothers can now be found in football stadiums and at anti immigration demonstrations.
  • Definitely worth a visit if you're into culture like me! The price includes a guided tour. Mine was in Dutch, but I assume they do English speaking tours as well. From the outside you wouldn't expect that this small, but yet beautiful building, has such a cruel history. Although back in the days, people did their best to bring justice in the country by setting up prisons like these. The guide explains everything and shows you the difference of cells, occupied by the lower and the rich class. Very interesting.
  • This is a waste of time if you do not speak any Dutch. We were offered audio guides in English, however the information is not particularly interesting and does not have the personal touch of a tour guide. The staff were not helpful and the guide did not engage with the non-Dutch speakers like ourselves.
  • Nice.
  • very interesting history museum, a prison inside
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