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Fries Museum

Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 255 5500
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Very nice museum

Modern built museum, open, light and spacious. Very good exhibitions, although due to the success... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hengeltje2001
Great place to visit

This place is for modern art and will in places test your thoughts and perceptive of life and what... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul A
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Maldon, 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Modern built museum, open, light and spacious. Very good exhibitions, although due to the success and therefore many visitors, you have to plan your visit well. Great museum to visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is for modern art and will in places test your thoughts and perceptive of life and what you see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my first visit to the Fires Museum. My partner and I got there by OV-bikes. We had a coffee at the nice café and visited all the exhibitions available on that day. it was really worthy, well-curated and what I found most...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I think this museum is better for someone who lives in Friesland than for a tourist. I wish I'd gone to the Frisian archive or the history museum instead. The modern history part was interesting, but I ended up without getting enough background about Frisian...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

interesting and fun museum we learned allot of things about mata hari before we went to the museum we already learned allot though wich is kinda sad

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

A huge concrete building along side the pretty old Dutch Houses. The local planning office should be ashamed of themself. Smallish, not much interesting on display. Most interesting piece is old dutch room inside the museum.

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

It was a very interesting exposition in a very nice town and we can recommended to visit this museum.

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The exhibition of Mata Hari is totally wounderful. I felt like involving in her dramatic, lonsome and sad life.

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

beautiful building, expositions and airy feeling, friendly people all over. A place to get inspired!

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Lovely building. Got in free as a student and was given a guided tour of the exhibits, of which there is a vast range in different rooms with a different feel to each. Worth visiting in Leeuwarden, and not far at all from the train...More

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