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Fries Scheepvaart Museum

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Address: Kleinzand 16, 8601 BH Sneek, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0515 - 41 40 57

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sunday visit in the rain

we stopped by here instead of walking around the town due to the rain,,, we were not disappointed, staff were friendly, spoke english and gave us good directions . We spent a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 21, 2016
Sandy B
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

we stopped by here instead of walking around the town due to the rain,,, we were not disappointed, staff were friendly, spoke english and gave us good directions . We spent a couple of hours looking round . Displays were different from other museum with many ship and canal boat models. It even touch on more modern watching which is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The museum is within easy walking distance of the train station and the scenic Waterpoort and the entry free of 6 euros was not exorbitant. We spent several hours taking in the exhibits, we didn't rush, it was very well done - we definitely came to understand just how important the waterways and the vessels that used them were to... More 

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Having been to a few maritime museums around the world this one rates among the very best. With a very local ( Friesland) focus it documents the regions maritime history with a vast array of exhibits from old barge interiors, to barge owners home styles and decoration, sailing vessels of every kind including a huge range of traditional skujtse sailboats.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We wanted to visit the museum and have lunch, but canal side parking was expensive and limited to 2 hours. Luckily the VVV office was in the museum building and directed us to cheaper, nearby, long term parking. The museum is large and modern with a variety of exhibits most of which relate to ships and shipping. There are also... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

worth a visit - mainly in dutch but visually good - the 6 euro charge includes a coffee - good for children and adults includes some climbing of steep steps

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015

In a shipping museum one expects some full-size boats. There are some inside this museum, but only of fairly small boats. Curiously, the German shipping (or inland waterways) museum in Duisburg has a full-size Frisian ship on display. I think this museum should have a part in the canals of Sneek with some museum boats. Quite interesting is the Roman... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very detailed museum that tells of the long history of shipping in the Netherlands, in particular Friesland. Great collection of artifacts, very well displayed. I don't recall that everything is translated into English; perhaps they have printed info in English.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

the temporary exhibition draaikolk is really nice for children. the rest of the museum is informative and there is a special wing for kids...

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Sneek, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum, not being to large, give you a fine peep into the social history of the 'watery' aspects of the town you are visiting - there's not too much that is, or was, not related to the water in this country; everyday life till everyday sports, earning till spending. One may need a bit of guiding, as so many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum looks small on the outside, but is huge on the inside. The ship models are mind-blowing, and the way the history of the area is woven into everything is smart, fun, and will hold your attention.

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