Get the shivers in the Prison Gate Museum. Feel what it must have been like to be locked up in a prison in the Middle Ages. See the stocks and manacles and shudder at the sight of the branding irons, executioner’s axe and leg clamps. Or listen to the stories of famous prisoners, break-outs and how the executioners plied their trade.

The historical museum of the Hague by the Hofvijver houses an exhibition about the history and development of The Hague. Gorgeous cityscapes by artists such as Jan van Goyen, Jan Ten Compe and P.C. la Farque and objects such as a sedan chair and silverware bring the story to life.

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  • Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday12:00 PM - 05:00 PM