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Prison Museum Veenhuizen

Prison Museum Veenhuizen

One of the nice sights that is very easy to visit from the holiday park Resort Venice in Giethoorn is the prison village of Veenhuizen. Where you will visit a characteristic village which has a very long history in the field of prisons and the establishment of colonies.

The story of Veenhuizen
Crime and punishment are of all times. But the way criminals are punished has changed a lot over the centuries. In the Prison Museum you will discover everything about punishments, past and present. What did a prison look like in the past? How were the prisoners treated? See the models, prints and historical objects, such as a rack and even a wheelbreak cross, which show how brutally punishment was used in the past…

In the Prison Museum you will still find real sleeping cages, a dome prison and a modern cell block. You can go anywhere! Want to know what it’s like in prison these days? Meet five people who have committed a crime and follow them through their arrest, conviction and imprisonment.