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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|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 64,90|
|Young Person Pass||€ 32,45|
|Kids Pass||€ 32,45|
Standard tickets Nationaal Gevangenismuseum
|0 t/m 4 jaar||free of charge|
|5 t/m 12 jaar||€ 6,50|
|13 t/m 16 jaar||€ 11,50|
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