The Blokhuispoort prison in Leeuwarden The Netherlands. It dates back to 1580, but is more famously known as a WWII prison where German occupation forces held prisoners of war. An interesting Canadian connection – the city was liberated from the Germans in 1945 by the Royal Canadian Dragoons. More recently Blokhuispoort has become a tourist destination and hosts many cultural and artistic events. For the vinyl lovers, the prison will house a new vinyl pressing plant starting in August of this year.
If you’re thinking of visiting, check out the accommodations at the Alibi hostel which is located in one of the cell blocks of the Blokhuispoort.