Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum), Veenhuizen

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  • Separate museum. No minute regretted our visit. Piece of Dutch history around criminal law. It also gives you some insight into what people do with custodial sentences. Alternately with visit to piece of real prison and tour with Boevenbus.
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  • Very very interesting! We've seen a lot and learned. People who work there are very involved and give great and clear information. Also for our children of 6 and 8 years. We are there from 10:30 to 15 hours and have many (everything we wanted to see).
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  • Very fun and educational to see how prison policy in Netherlands are executed by the different ages. The tour with the "boevenbus" is highly recommended.
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  • 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.
  • The exhibition gives a fair overview of the Dutch prison system. Telling about veenhuizen itself I found personally what too skinny. What was this place and why and was the approach successful? It remains what underexposed.
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  • Local history of the colony, advice to also look in rodepannen prison.
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  • Good to that particular piece of history. Beautiful children's programme.
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