Guided tour of crime and punishment at the Prison Gate

  • Date: 25 September
  • Location: Rijksmuseum De Gevangenpoort

Guided tour of crime and punishment at the Gevangenpoort

Rijksmuseum de Gevangenpoort is an icon in The Hague, beautifully situated on the Hofvijver. In the 13th century, this building formed the imposing gateway to the Binnenhof. Several centuries later, it became a prison and courthouse of the powerful Court of Holland. Here suspected criminals awaited trial and defaulters were locked up. Today, Rijksmuseum de Gevangenpoort tells the story of crime and punishment in times gone by.

For 5 euros (excluding museum admission), take a guided tour in Dutch or English through this centuries-old prison complex and learn all about crime and punishment. You can register via

Dutch guided tour: every Tuesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

English-language tour: every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: 5 euros, excluding museum admission

Rijksmuseum De Gevangenpoort

Buitenhof 33
2513 AH Den Haag

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