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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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Historical prison

To enter the prison one needs to join a tour. The tour is in Dutch, but there is a audio guide in English. While following the story from the audio guide, you just need to follow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

To enter the prison one needs to join a tour. The tour is in Dutch, but there is a audio guide in English. While following the story from the audio guide, you just need to follow the guided tour to be able to see the rooms in the prison. In the prison one can find a lot of stuff that... More 

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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great tour of a really old prison! I believe there is one tour each hour. The guide was very knowledgeable and we had a lot of time to look around in the various rooms. You get to see the punishment areas, the methods of torture used, the cells of the poor prisoners and then the set up for the wealthy...... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I visited the prison with my nephew of 10 years old. He always wanted to see, the in his eyes "horror" prison. He loved it and me too. We were just too late for the first guided tour so we did the small quiz in another part of the prison. This was nice to do and we were just finished... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The tour was interesting in parts but it would have been much better if you could go around yourselves. However you are stuck to going with a tour guide and the tour is entirely in Dutch. We were at least given headsets with bits to listen to in each room- however the tour guide spoke at least 3 times as... More 

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Galarij and Museum de Gevangenpoort are my favourite museum at Den Haag. Somewhat gruesome and sad the torture chamber is a part of history that the Dutch are very honest about. Prison cells for the rich and poor are interesting. There is a short 10 minute film and a guided tour in English. There is also a hall of... More 

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you like old things the prison was very interesting. They had a well planed visit showing what prison life was like in the old days. They had all of the old tools of the trade and showed how the used them on people. Glad I was not around during that time of life.

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went on this tour (allowing 30-45 minutes per Rick Steves) with the assurance that though conducted in Dutch, we could easily follow along with the audio-guide in English. The audio guide provided 1-2 minutes of commentary per room and seemed designed for the blind - it simply told you what was in the room. On the other hand, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

An old stockade/prison in the center of Den Haag, adjacent to a small art museum. Very convenient if you have some free time near the Parliament. Need to take the tour given in Dutch, but with English version audio version available. (Our live Dutch version ran much much longer than the recorded English version. ). Not all that much to... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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Address: Buitenhof 33, 2513 AH The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 (0) 70 346 08 61
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague

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