Prison Gate Museum, The Hague

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History Museum
See life from behind bars at Prison Gate Museum, 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 Prison Gate Museum 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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  • But stopped in this beautiful building. Very good explanation and do it well with a group of and the Guide. Compliment to the approach to get you around. We will be happy to come back one more time!
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  • Very interesting museum. Beautifull old building. Very entertaining guide. Minimum age is 8. The kids loved it!  more »
  • A beautiful historic prison just outside the Binnenhof. Related to previous vandalism is this museum only accompanied by a guide and a guard. The tour of the Guide has definitely added value because this creamy stories can tell about the atrocities that have taken place here. Well worth a visit.
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