Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum), Veenhuizen

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Veenhuizen (Dutch pronunciation: [veːnˈɦœyzən]) is a village with around 800 inhabitants in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands. In the early 19th century, a reform housing colony for the poor and homeless was established in Veenhuizen. In the late 19th century, the complex was turned into a penal colony. The village became freely accessible in 1984 and has been part of the municipality of Noordenveld since 1998. The National Prison Museum is located here.
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  • Very insightful experience how prison life has evolved over the last century. The building started as an institute in the 19th century to re-educate the poor and homeless and later evolved as a...  more »
  • We stayed 4 days at the hotel in the museum. It is worth a visit and to go to the outlying brewery, cheese outlet and the graveyard when you find it. You can walk to all these from the centre of the.....  more »
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  • nice museum that tells the tale of prison life through the ages. You can book an additional must-do tour to an abandoned prison, in my opinion the star of the show! The whole village has been preserved in the 18/19th century style. Superb.day out!
  • I loved this place just the history of the building alone and the stories thet tell good for any age
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