Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum), Veenhuizen

4.3
#2 of 11 in Museums in Drenthe Province
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  • This museum is modern, with varying ways to inform the visitor, many image and objects. Good and nicely done. It's about prisons in the Netherlands in General and about veenhuizen. However, the latter is still a small part of the museum. Too bad because the story behind this is fascinating and emblematic of that time.
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  • Everything is very nicely presented. Gives especially a general view of the Dutch prison system over time. A small part is reserved for the d├ęcor veenhuizen itself. Learned a great deal, highly recommended. The museum directory of 1 euro is in my opinion no added value.
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  • After a night the theatre musical The Pauper paradise and the whole history of this museum veenhuizen is the icing on the cake. My look at the prison system is become equally bright again. Good that this museum there is.
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  • Very entertaining tour, a quick look through time in the history of dutch prisons.
  • Just WOW. It is a very interesting museum. Must see!
  • Well documented and presented, although in Dutch only. Unless you are interested in history of Veenhuizen and prisons, it's not recommended. There's an English brochure/guide but it's so-so.
  • Nice museum located in an old prison. The building is surrounded by nature and some nice villages. The nicest part was the optional visit to the 2e prison building that was used until a few years ago.
  • Interesting place.

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