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“Great for skaters and non skaters alike” 5 of 5 stars
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First Frisian Icescating Museum
Kleine Weide 1-3, 8713 KZ Hindeloopen, The Netherlands
0514 52 16 83
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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“Great for skaters and non skaters alike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Unusual museum on a very Dutch topic. Amazing collection of memorabilia of Dutch Ice Skating going back over a hundred years, for three euros well worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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The Netherlands
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“Cute”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was nice for a walk through. This museum is packed with everything concerned with ice-skating. You have to be a sport and/or speed-skating enthousiast to realy appreciate this fully stuffed set of rooms. Worth a visit when you are in this small city.

Visited August 2013
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“Hindeloopen skating museum--if you're interested in skating, it's terrific.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This museum is about skating, speedskating, and the Elfstedetocht. Speed skating is king in The Netherlands; the Elfstedetocht (eleven cities skating race) is the pinnacle of the sport. This museum celebrates both of these. It looks small on the outside but there is a lot there; there are several rooms with an incredible number of artifacts. A fascinating display explained Klapschaatse--the newest speed skating technology. There is a display case for each elfstedetocht winner, with artifacts and their personal stories. Artifacts range from historic skates to old ice sleds to one Elfstedetocht skater's frost-bitten toe. This museum has everything you could ever want to know about the history of skates, how they're made, and skating in the Netherlands, including the Elfstdetocht. Exhibits are in Dutch but most are easy to figure out. A real treat!

Visited July 2012
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