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Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum)

Oude Gracht 1, 9341 AA Veenhuizen, The Netherlands
+31 592 388 264
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Interesting visit!

WE had always known it was there, but never visited it. When we did it proved to be quite... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Michigan USA
museum really worth visiting

Just halfway between Giethoorn and Groningen, we stopped at Veenhuizen to take a look at the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
The Netherlands
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Oude Gracht 1, 9341 AA Veenhuizen, The Netherlands
+31 592 388 264
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

WE had always known it was there, but never visited it. When we did it proved to be quite interesting. It was referred to as a penal colony, there were some very interesting exhibits, and a courtroom as well. You can walk on the quadrangle...More

1  Thank Euronaut
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Just halfway between Giethoorn and Groningen, we stopped at Veenhuizen to take a look at the prisonmuseum. The museum proved to be a nice interactive and informative setting to learn a lot about the Dutch justice system. Most of the material is in Dutch, but...More

Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

In the museum you'll find a lot of information and explanation about prison life throughout history. There's also a lot of info about the Veenhuizen history. Most interesting to me is the visit to the present day prison facility, which gives good insight.

1  Thank cwiistrm
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Visited it without too much hope but impressed in a very good way. The bus tour was also very interesting.

Thank Terminabitor
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This museum is housed in one of 5 prisons in the town of Veenhuizen. 3 are still currently used. The museum is beautifully done with many different sorts of exhibits & experiences. There is a lot to see & do for all ages. The children...More

Thank Dutchflygirl
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I visited this place, because of a theaterperformance of: "Het pauperparadijs", based on a book, which describes the history of this place, located in the middle of nowhere, where in former days the most poor people from the city of Amsterdam were set to work,...More

1  Thank Klaas S
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I spent an afternoon with my two teenage daughters here over the Easter weekend. I would definitely recommend a visit to the museum. The museum is interactive in nature and well laid out with plenty of artefacts, stories and even an interactive court in which...More

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 1 March 2016

If you are in the neighborhood go here, this place is amazing. the history the information about justice over the era's and the system in the Netherlands.

Thank Nicole1969188593
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Not only the museum is impressive, but the whole village is. Walk around the vilage and see and feel wat life was like for the people who used to live and work here.

Thank Monique P
Reviewed 12 February 2016

It was impressive to learn how the Dutch think about correcting wrong behaviour from the early days up till now. It is not only a museum, the whole village is involved in the institute and work for the government. Take a tour on the "boevenbus'...More

Thank LeavingHolland
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