Gevangenpoort (Prison Gate Museum) in The Hague

The Gevangenpoort (Prison Gate Museum) in The Hague offers a peek into the history of the city with both the building itself and its contents. The building has existed already since the 13th century and while the original function was a gate for the of the Counts of Holland, it got extended with cells and the court of justice in the centuries to follow, after which it served as a prison.

Today it houses a museum that teaches about the development of crime and punishment throughout the ages. From branding irons to the executioners weaponry, a sometimes cruel but definitely fascinating history.

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Address Gevangenpoort
Buitenhof 33
The Hague

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