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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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Quick glimpse into a criminal's life 500 years ago

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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