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Fries Museum

Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 255 5500
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Fries Museum

I liked the Museum and the Mata Hari exhibition. It’s a good getaway when it’s cold and windy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mainz, Germany
via mobile
Beautiful building, mostly very nice exhibitions on Mata Hari and Friesland

Being in Leeuwarden we experienced bad Dutch weather, cold windy and rain. So we needed a dry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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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 good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 255 5500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked the Museum and the Mata Hari exhibition. It’s a good getaway when it’s cold and windy outside and you can learn about frisian culture. Just the price was a little bit too high with 9,50€ including student discount.

Thank niklassmn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in Leeuwarden we experienced bad Dutch weather, cold windy and rain. So we needed a dry place. After a short walk we ended up at the Fries Museum. They had 3 exhibitions, one on Mata Hari, and you should pay a visit to that...More

Thank pveijndhoven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to a exhibition about Mata Hari. If you can, go see it. It's a remarkable story about a Dutch (Friesian) woman who... sorry, that would be a spoiler (if you don't know the story already). But even if you know the story, still...More

Thank 57Anthony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a nice discovery of the Frise culture tre presentation is well organized the location is ideal surrounded by cafes

Thank bizetf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leeuwarden is a nice city. Only the square where this museum is located is very disappointing. I did not like the building and its surroundings. The exposition Mata Hari I rate "average"

Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Very surprising was this architectual interesting Museum in the middle of the Centre of Leeuwarden. I saw a very interesting Exhibition of a Fresian painter who moved to London and became very famous there.

Thank HCvRossum
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The museum is quite big so you might want to take time for this visit. The building itself is very impressionable and so are the exhibitons inside. The first floor is mainly about the region and the city, second is Mata Hari and the Resistance...More

Thank Ivana G
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The phone app is a must. The museum displays over 45,000 items. I spent over 3 hrs on the 2nd floor alone. The app explained items indepth beyond the written expositions. You can purchase earphones if you don’t bring your own. Of dozens of museums...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The museum is kept in mint conditions and exhibit the most varied collections, like MataHari, the history of the dikes and pondering,theresistance organisation in Friesland during the war, textiles, etc

Thank rsalmang
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I went there on the occasion of the Mata Hari exhibition. Well this museum stands out on one of the square of Leeuwarden. A rather grandiose building in a modest environment makes a statement. I was not disappointed, on the contrary this place, or who...More

Thank Gelderlander
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