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 heritage sites and three prisons. The museum is housed in a former prison, built in 1823 to detain beggars and vagrants. Two of the main exhibits are a 17th-century wooden rack and 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 jail. What about a tour of Veenhuizen in a real-life prison bus? There’s plenty for kids to do: the exciting Curse of Veenhuizen scavenger hunt, the Tall Leo Kids’ Trail, or Climbing Prison, a playground in the museum’s courtyard.
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Netherlands Museum Pass
Purchase the Netherlands Museum Pass to visit more than 400 museums in the Netherlands for one year.
|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
|Young Person Pass||€ 39|
|Kids Pass||€ 39|
Nationaal Gevangenismuseum also sells Netherlands Museum Passes on-site.
Standard tickets Nationaal Gevangenismuseum
|0 t/m 4 jaar||free of charge|
|5 t/m 12 jaar||€ 7|
|13 t/m 16 jaar||€ 12|
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