Het Arresthuis jail might not have been a most pleasant place for convicts who were sentenced and confined there, but the former jail has now been transformed into a hotel for those looking for novelty. Het Arresthuis jail started off in 1863 and was eventually closed in 2007, after which Dutch hotel group Van der Valk took over and transformed it into a boutique hotel where guests stay in former cells for inmates.
The cells have gone transformation to suit the hotel, with the 105 cells giving way to 40 rooms. Design of the prison lobby though has remained mostly untouched but it has been given an uplift to match the hotel to work as a lounge. Luxury suites in the hotel are named The Jailer, The Lawyer, The Director and The Judge.