You could call Veenhuizen itself a museum, with all its monuments. And then there is the Gevangenismuseum (Prison Museum).
Here, you come face to face with the world of criminal justice. You’ll learn about the medieval approach as well as modern legal cases. Of course, the history of the penal colony and the Rijkswerkinrichting Veenhuizen (Veenhuizen State Labour Institution) plays a prominent role in the exposition.