Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum), Veenhuizen

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  • A look behind the scenes of the prison. From the years around 1800 to the present. Lots of interesting artifacts, stories and impressions.
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  • You get a look at this museum in the former life of the prison. Nice to visit when you are in the area. Not something to few hours before to drive away. It is not nice enough. The best thing about his quest for children, movie how life in prison was (documentary by few years back) and promotional trip by village veenhuizen.
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  • A nice story about the rich history of this region as gedwongenwerk-colony. A must for young and old.
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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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