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Open today until 17:00

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Day Opening hours
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon Closed
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Overview of opening hours
Oude Gracht 1
9341 AA Veenhuizen
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0592 - 38 82 64

Het Nationaal Gevangenismuseum in Veenhuizen
National Prison Museum, Veenhuizen
Het museum is in een voormalig werkgesticht
The museum is located in a former gaol where inmates were subjected to hard labor
In het Gevangenismuseum leer je op interactieve manier over gevangenis en straf vanaf 1600 tot nu
At the National Prison Museum, learn interactively about prison and punishment from 1600 to the present day

Ever been put in the stocks? Ever sat on a judge’s bench? At the National Prison Museum in Veenhuizen, you can do all this and more. Take a ride on a prison bus. Learn all about crime and punishment.

Veenhuizen is a village with more than 100 national monuments and three prisons. The museum is housed in the former penal colony building, built in 1823 for forcibly detained beggars and vagrants. Two of the main exhibits are a rack and a 17th-century breaking rack.

Modern and interactive

The National Prison Museum is a modern and interactive museum for young and old alike. Visit the state prison and meet five prisoners or take a tour of the Rode Pannen gaol. What about a tour of Veenhuizen in a real-life prison bus? There’s plenty for kids to do: the exciting Curse of Veenhuizen Treasure Hunt, the Tall Leo Kids Trail, or Climbing Prison, a playground in the museum’s courtyard.

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