Fries Museum (Frisian Museum)

Wilhelminaplein 92 | 8911 BS Leeuwarden | 058 255 55 00 |
Frisian are said to be tough, stiff and quirky? Discover the Frisian in yourself in the Frisian Museum! You can go there for a cup of coffee, an original gift or a movie visit – but especially for the museum of course. Here you will discover all about the eleven cities and countryside, the love-hate relationship with the water, the search for the typical Frisian and the place of Friesland in the world. Dance with the mysterious Mata Hari, dive in her diary and discover her sad fate as possible double spy. Fight with the 16th-century rebel Grutte Pier against the Dutch or fall prey to his huge sword if you can’t say, ‘bûter brea en griene tsiis’. Feel like the King or Queen of Friesland with the sparkling gold and silver from the mounds. Or enjoy work of (World) famous artists and ‘slow design’ from leading designers - tough and durable, with an eye for tradition and craftsmanship. In the Frisian Museum of Resistance, you will become acquainted with hungry children who were accommodated on the Frisian countryside during the war, to build their strength. Visit one of the many exhibitions, engage in a surprising workshop or watch over the shoulder of an artist in residence. During the school holidays it’s especially busy and fun in the Frisian Museum. You can match potsherds like an archaeologist or make a self portrait in golden age style, everything is possible. And don't forget to take home a special souvenir. In the museum shop you will find the cutest gifts with a Frisian twist: felting work of artist Claudy Jongstra and hand-painted serving trays from Hindeloopen, but also that one particular Frisian-written children's book.


Opening times

Tuesday until Sunday from 10.00 - 17.00.