Koepelgevangenis (Haarlem)

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The Koepelgevangenis in 1974

The Koepelgevangenis is a former prison in Haarlem, Netherlands. It is one of three Panopticon-style buildings situated in the country. Designed by Willem Metzelaar, the building was completed in 1901. A Rijksmonument, the prison closed in 2016.[1] After the prison's closure, the building, along with the one at Arnhem, was used to house asylum seekers to the Netherlands.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Taekema, Rick (19 June 2013). "Doek valt definitief voor Haarlemse Koepelgevangenis". Haarlems Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ "His new life starts in a prison cell, and he's ok with it". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ "In pictures: The Dutch prison asylum seekers call home". BBC News. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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Coordinates: 52°23′01″N 4°38′46″E / 52.3836°N 4.6461°E / 52.3836; 4.6461