The Hague Sights

Gevangenpoort Museum (Prison's Gate Museum)

  • Buitenhof 33 Map It
  • The Hague

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Originally a gatehouse to the local duke's castle, Gevangenpoort was converted to a prison around 1420. In 1882, it opened in its current incarnation as both a monument to its own past and a museum to apparatuses of punishment. After a slide presentation, the guided tour will take you through the torture chamber, the women's section, and the area where the rich were once imprisoned. If you're drawn to the macabre, the Gevangenpoort Museum offers a fascinating, if chilling, experience, showcasing enough instruments of inhumanity to satisfy any criminologist (not recommended for smaller children).

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Buitenhof 33, The Hague, 2513 AB, Netherlands

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Sight Details:

  • €7.50; 4-museum Hofvijver Passe-Partout €12.50
  • Tues.–Fri. 10–5, weekends noon–5. Guided tours only, every hr at 15 mins to the hr (1st tour at 10:45; last at 3:45)

Published 11/18/2015


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