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Fries Museum

Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 255 5500
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Excellent museum in Leeuwarden

This museum is outstanding for original, interesting and informative exhibitions. We always enjoy... read more

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wendell01
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Seaview, Washington
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Big Modern Building

This is a big modern building containing the museum space, a cinema, a large cafe, and a store... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
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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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Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed today via mobile

This museum is outstanding for original, interesting and informative exhibitions. We always enjoy visiting this museum when In the Netherlands. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a big modern building containing the museum space, a cinema, a large cafe, and a store. So lots of things are going on. We were not let into the museum, a big disappointment, because they had sold too many tickets.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. It had a lot of great artwork and collections. We learned a lot about the history of Friesland during our tour.

Thank Betty S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had a really nice time walking through the exhibits at The Fries Museum. We had an hour before we could go in so we also enjoyed lunch in their cafe. The food was really good and so was the coffee! The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fries Museum is located in the center of the city in an architecturally interesting new building. It hosts regularly very good special exhibitions, like presently about Escher, and last year about Alma Tadema.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 May 2018

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

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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 8 April 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

1  Thank njvoyager2
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Reviewed 27 March 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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