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Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum), Veenhuizen

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  • Unexpected fun and a bit of history. We expected a little more about the Colonies of Benevolence, but we understand that's part of the renovation plans for the near future. 
    Unexpected fun and a bit of history. We expected a little more about the Colonies of Benevolence, but we understand that's part of the renovation plans for the near future.  more »
  • Very insightful experience how prison life has evolved over the last century. The building started as an institute in the 19th century to re-educate the poor and homeless and later evolved as a... 
    Very insightful experience how prison life has evolved over the last century. The building started as an institute in the 19th century to re-educate the poor and homeless and later evolved as a...  more »
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  • Visited 5 years ago, I cannot imagine a life spending in a jail, I took so many details in the jail, it made me thinking about my life, highly recommended
  • While the old museum was focussed on the history of this prison colony (when I visited 30 years ago) the current museum gives an overview of the history of Dutch prisons and punishments in general. We opted for the extra tour around the village and that was very interesting even for my father who lives in a nearby village and has been in Veenhuizen often as the guide tells interesting stories.

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