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Fries Museum

Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 255 5500
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Nice museum, worth a visit.

Went on a saturday. Nice and interesting museum, a few different exhibits. We were mostly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kolding, Denmark
via mobile
Great place to visit

We visited Dokkum because we were in Friesland and the town is twinned with the town we live in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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The Fries Museum is dedicated to Friesland and the Frisian people. Its activities revolve around the eleven cities that make up the province and the surrounding countryside. These include the Frisians' love-hate relationship with water, the search for what defines the typical Frisian character, and Friesland's place in the wider world. The freedom fighter Grutte Pier's sword; old costumes and clothing; treasures from the Frisian mounds; the legacy of Mata Hari, the exotic dancer who was executed as a spy at the end of the First World War; Gerrit Benner's paintings; contemporary visual art; and the film de Overval: together these objects tell the story of Friesland.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
4 weeks ago
“Great place to visit”
29 Apr 2017
“Nice place for a weekend afternoon ”
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Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 255 5500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a saturday. Nice and interesting museum, a few different exhibits. We were mostly interested in the WW2 part, which unfortunately was in Dutch only... Anyway, worth a visit. Took us around an hour.

Thank Snorris27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Dokkum because we were in Friesland and the town is twinned with the town we live in (Crediton in Devon). It looked awful as we approached it - industrial units and trading estates and modern nastiness. But once we got into the town...More

Thank jackrobson97
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The museum itself is modern with interesting exhibitions. But all the information is in Dutch, so did not really get a lot out of it.

Thank FrankHeidi
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Recommend it even if you are with children. Museum is quite big, so take your time. Personally I would have expected a bit more history than art.

Thank Lengiu M
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We had been told to visit as it really explains about the Friesian area & history. A large museum,easy to move about when busy

Thank K1ngsGld
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The museum is really state-of-the-art, it looks great. For such a huge buildings, it doesn't take that long to see all the exhibitions, but they are pretty interesting. The exhibition about Mata Hari was disappointing, as it was rather small. However, the exhibition related to...More

Thank LordPajonk
Reviewed 22 March 2017

the Fries museum is a must see if visiting Leeuwarden. It has an excellent range of exhibitions and a good cafe and shop.

Thank RnA31
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We really enjoyed the fantastic exhibition on Tadema and the trip to Leeuwarden was worth it. However the other objects in the museum are mostly injteresting for local people and will have a hard time attracting international visitors. Maybe with the exception of those with...More

Thank werdlerswereld
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great new building, lots of public place, but oh so small when having a great exhibition. Information around objets in display often to meagre. Recentje exhibition of Alma-Tadema; littje attention to development of style, connections to the art climate in general etc.

Thank erikjanse
Reviewed 30 January 2017

visit the museum good organized and a beautiful place to visit they showed paintings from adema a famous dutch painter

Thank kanarie
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