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“Nice Museum. Worth a Visit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fries Scheepvaart Museum

Fries Scheepvaart Museum
Kleinzand 16, Sneek, The Netherlands
0515 - 41 40 57
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Sneek
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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San Francisco, California
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43 attraction reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Nice Museum. Worth a Visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This museum is about Friesland's history and culture (ships, ice skating etc.) I read Dutch so it was extra fun for me. My husband does not and he got a bit less out of it than I did. I thought the exhibits were very interesting. I especially liked when I learned about the different ways in which people from Friesland lived because my ancestors are from Sneek. The museum is both modern and historical (three buildings). There is a lovely store with interesting things to buy and very friendly ladies who work there. There is a seating area where you can have free drinks. Bathrooms are very clean. The town of Sneek is a delight to walk around in afterwards.

Visited August 2013
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Sneek, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Maritime historie Friesland en schaatsen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great, renovated museum. It takes at least half a day to see and find out. Also the history of the way of living of Frisian people can be seen.

Visited July 2013
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Sneek, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Maritime Museum of Friesland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Very worthwhile museum with much more than just the history of ships and boats. It includes some of the history of Sneek, paintings, souvenirs that sailors brought back, and period rooms of how people in Sneek lived in the 19th century.

Visited May 2013
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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16 attraction reviews
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Perfect small museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

There is a lot of history in Friesland. This museum offers a great view of the history of Sneek and the shipping in the old days.

Visited October 2012
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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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“nice museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

a good idea how people were living years ago.
nice museum. very clean and clear. after your visit you can have a coffee of tea for free.

Visited August 2012
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