I had read a book called "The pauper's paradise" which intriged me very much. In 1818 a military officer and politician "Johannes van den Bosch" had a solution for the urban poor. They were sent to "beggars colonies" in Veenhuizen in the east of the Netherlands. The poor were "re-educated" with military discipline and hard agriculture work. Probably the man had good intentions but the paupers had to do what they were strictly prescribed and it was more or less a prison where they never got away anymore. Now it is a museum.
The first photo is a room where the poor had to eat and sleep, the hammocks had to be hoist up after sleeping. The second is the building from the outside.
I must say it was a rather depressing experience to visit the museum, it was all about prisons and isolationcells. We did a bustour in an old "prisonners bus" with barred windows to a real prison in the neighbourhood which was also not so fun. But the book of "Suzanna Jansen" I can recomment.