In the year 1280 AD, the gate to the outer courtyard or Buitenhof served as the main entrance to the castle of the Counts of Holland, known as the Binnenhof today. In 1428, this ‘Front Gate to the Court’ also became a prison. In the dark and cold gaols, defaulters and suspected criminals awaited their trials. Famous patriots such as Cornelis de Witt and Dirk Volckertszoon Coornhert were incarcerated here. The Prison Gate has been a museum since 1882 and can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday.
Are you visiting the Prison Gate in The Hague and do want to park in the vicinity? The Museumkwartier car park is located within walking distance of the Prison Gate. When you book your parking space online, you park 5 hours for just € 10,-!
5 hours for € 10,- (choose your own starting time)