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Gevangenpoort - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Buitenhof 33, 2513 AH Den Haag, Netherlands

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About Gevangenpoort

The Gevangenpoort is a medieval prison in The Hague . A museum has been housed in the building since 1882 . The prison gate is close to the Binnenhof and the Hofvijver . Behind the gate is what is now called the " Place " in The Hague . At the head of this square was 'het Groene Zoodje '. This was usually the place of execution , but whippings were also given here. The prison gate belongs to the ' Top 100 of the Rijksdienst voor de Monumentenzorg '.

Attractions Near Gevangenpoort

Prince William V Gallery
Prince William V Gallery0.03km from Gevangenpoort

A majestic art gallery situated in the midst of the historical centre of The Hague. It is called the hidden gem of The Hague. Prince William V of Oranje-Nassau had the room built in 1774 in order to exhibit his paintings. The walls were fully covered, in order to clearly show the wealth of his collection. Amongst the paintings on display are works by Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter and Gerard van Honthorst.

Museum Bredius
Museum Bredius0.23km from Gevangenpoort

Museum Bredius is a museum named after Abraham Bredius on the Lange Vijverberg in The Hague. It is remarkable for its collection of etchings and paintings, but is most attractive to visitors for its accurate restoration of the 18th-century Herenhuis interior with period furnishings.

Pulchri Studio
Pulchri Studio0.28km from Gevangenpoort

Pulchri Studio is a Dutch art society, art institution and art studio based in The Hague, Netherlands.This institute began in 1847 at the home of painter Lambertus Hardenberg. Since 1893 the club has its residence in the villa at Lange Voorhout in The Hague. Membership is made up of painters, sculptors, photographers and art lovers, with members selected by a committee.

Noordeinde Palace
Noordeinde Palace0.3km from Gevangenpoort

Noordeinde Palace is a royal palace in the Dutch city of The Hague , located at Noordeinde . It is the working palace of King Willem-Alexander . The complex is owned by the State of the Netherlands . Central government is responsible for the structural condition and layout.The palace originated as a medieval farmhouse, which was converted into a spacious residence by the steward of the States of Holland, Willem van de Goudt in 1533.

Grote Kerk
Grote Kerk0.36km from Gevangenpoort

The Grote Kerk is a majestic church in the Brabantine Gothic style, and the largest church in the city. It was built between 1284 and 1470, though some parts are newer. It became a Protestant church in 1572, and remains an active church, now owned by the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.

Escher in Het Paleis
Escher in Het Paleis0.5km from Gevangenpoort

.Escher in Het Paleis is an art museum on the Lange Voorhout in the Dutch city of The Hague . It is housed in the Lange Voorhout Palace dating from 1764 and since 2002 has housed a permanent exhibition entirely devoted to the work of the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher .With more than 120 works, prints of almost his entire oeuvre can be seen at 'Escher in Het Paleis'. The highlight of the exhibition is the seven meter long Metamorphosis III .

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South Holland is a province of the Netherlands with a population of over 3.7 million. Its capital city is The Hague, but its largest city is Rotterdam. Not only is the province a popular tourist destination, but it also happens to be one of the most densely populated and industrialized areas of the world.