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Museum de Gevangenpoort (The Prison Gate Museum)

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Address: Buitenhof 33, 2513 AH The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 (0) 70 346 08 61
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Please don't go here or to the museum adjacent. The staff was horrible and not helpful. They told us to come back in 30 min for the tour and when we did they told us it was full... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Please don't go here or to the museum adjacent. The staff was horrible and not helpful. They told us to come back in 30 min for the tour and when we did they told us it was full. They were not friendly when we complained and just blamed us for not purchasing the ticket early. We went again later and... More 

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DENVER
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a block from The Mauritshuis so an easy choice on a very rainy day. I bought the combination ticket with the George V museum. The tour is offered in Dutch but with the price of your ticket you get an audio tour in English that follows along. As luck would have it the 4 people in my group... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

the museum is pretty interesting, though, they having tours in Dutch only whitch if frustrating. They can translate you during the tour to English but its not the same..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It is located Opposite the Binnerhoff in Center. Has several rooms you can explore on your own and several you get taken around by a guide. The guide conducts the tour in dutch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you're into culture like me! The price includes a guided tour. Mine was in Dutch, but I assume they do English speaking tours as well. From the outside you wouldn't expect that this small, but yet beautiful building, has such a cruel history. Although back in the days, people did their best to bring justice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I found this an excellent place to visit. If you want an English speaking tour, you can go at 2.15 pm. The tour guide had a really good sense of humour which made it so much more fun and interesting. It was incredible to learn about prison 600- 700 years ago. It has incredible torture rooms and you learn so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Pro tip - the tour is in Dutch; be sure to pick up a tour pamphlet in your chosen language and to let your tour guide know what language you speak. Anyways, you will get the highlights by using the pamphlet. You get to tour prison cells, torture chambers, and learn about crime & punishment in the Middle Ages. Awesome.... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you don't speak Dutch, then don't bother going. It is such a waste of time as you can only go in if you join a 45-minute guided tour which is entirely in Dutch!!! No labels nor signs in other languages to help non-native speakers. The written English pamphlet which is apparently the translation of the tour is woefully inadequate.... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have lived in The Hague (Den Haag) for 9 years and walked past this museum so many times. What a little gem behind those gates. We went into the standard rooms, without a guide and had a little wander about. There are some basic things to see, but not a great deal. Most of the parts worth seeing are... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour by a very knowledgeable gentleman who spoke excellent English and gave us an insight into what it must have been like to be detained in the prison while awaiting trial. Thank you

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