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Prison Gate Museum

Buitenhof 33, 2513 AH Den Haag
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Museum de Gevangenpoort
Opening hours
Closed
Today
Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
The Prison Gate Museum is open on Boxing Day (12:00 - 17:00) and New Year's Eve (12:00 - 16:00).
Museum genre
Historical
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Museum de Gevangenpoort
Museum de Gevangenpoort
Museum de Gevangenpoort
Museum de Gevangenpoort
Museum de Gevangenpoort
The Prison Gate Museum ('Gevangenpoort') tells the thrilling tale of crime and punishment in days gone by. Since 1882, the mediaeval prison has operated as a museum. It lies on the Hofvijver, close to the Binnenhof in The Hague. The surrounding area is also rich in history. Join a city walk with our guides, take a look at the 18th-century Prince William V Gallery or visit the Historical Museum of The Hague, on the opposite side of the Hofvijver.

Lonely Planet: Prison Gate Museum will blow your mind
In 2016 Lonely Planet included De Gevangenpoort (the Prison Gate Museum) in its book 50 Museums to blow your mind. The famous travel guide placed the Hague museum alongside the Acropolis and the Forbidden City in Beijing because it shows the gruesome treatment once suffered by prisoners and how the law has changed over the course of time.