Prison Gate Museum, The Hague

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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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  • Very nice to take a look. The tour is really a "must" to do, otherwise your time at the museum be very short and that's not worth the price of 10 euro.
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  • The prison gate near the binnenhof in the Hague is an authentic medieval prison. You will find there among others the cells for the mob and those for the wealthy citizens such as Cornelis de Wit. But also the pain cellar and the Criminal Division are very interesting. An interesting piece of history
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  • The tour is doing good. The stories fun but something is missing. ... all something to smooth and touristy. But that's probably because I myself live there.
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