Museum de Grutterswinkel (The grocer's shop museum)

Nieuwesteeg 5 | 8911 DT Leeuwarden | +31 58 215 3427
In the Museum de Grutterswinkel life around a true old-fashioned grocery shop is shown, with everything that goes with it. In the good old days supermarkets were still small, cosy grocery shops, where the cash register still really rang and the groceries were placed on the counter in paper bags. In the heart of Leeuwarden an authentic grocery store still exists, housed in a 17th-century building on Nieuwesteeg 5. From 1900 the ‘whole’ of Leeuwarden shopped for groceries in the shop of family Feenstra. There are changing exhibitions every year and about 15,000 visitors come to take a look in this museum. It turns out that showing a real old-fashioned grocery store, with everything that goes with it, still appeals to the people enormously. Also the regularly changing exhibitions contribute to that. The museum consists of different spaces that are almost all freely accessible. In the former living rooms, a fresh cup of coffee or tea is served with oranjekoek (orange cake) and a real Frysk Dúmke. Located under the tearoom there’s a wine cellar, which is over 400 years old. On the first floor there’s the (secret) annex, where it becomes clear how a small family formerly lived, with the alcove and the húske (toilet).


Opening times

Museum De Grutterswinkel is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10.00 - 17.00. During the summer months (June-August) also open on Monday, 13.00-17.00.