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Fries Museum

Wilhelminaplein 92, Leeuwarden 8911 BS, The Netherlands
058 - 255 55 00
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Het Fries museum was recently re-opened at their new location. It is a fun experience with lots of modern techniques used to engage the visitors. I would recommend it to all tourists that visit Leeuwarden on a rainy day; families, solo, friends and business people with a few spare hours.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

This museum was visited on the off-chance due to difficulties with our Guest House (see my review of De Olde Signorie) and turned out to be our clouds silver lining. This is an obviously new and modern museum, and, like all Dutch museums that I have visited so far, it is more than wonderful. The only reason that I haven't... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We planned an afternoon at the Fries Museum only to discover that it had closed its doors on July 1, 2012. It will be reopening at a new location, better than ever according to the staff member we talked with, but not until September 2013. Their new website (in Dutch) is www.friesmuseum.nl

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

After the Ceramics this was disappointing, but good in its own right. Wish we'd had the time to do it on a separate day.

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Sacramento, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

This was a great museum, focusing on the history and genealogical underpinnings of the area

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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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51 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

We visited the museum on a foggy Friday, also market day in Leeuwarden. It was a great introduction into the Friesland history and culture; we are living nearby for 3 years and felt we should know something about the area where we are now living. We were given a museum tour guide in English, and that helped tremendously [as our... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

If you are looking for a museum about Frisian history and culture, this is not it. It's mostly art and silver. The naturl history museum and verzetsmuseum are better. The small collection at the museum in Moddergat gave our foreign guests more information about what makes Friesland stand out than this big one in Leeuwarden.

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