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For history about Franeker

For history about Franeker is this the place to be about the university in 1800 and different... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
hessel32018
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Franeker, The Netherlands
Eclectic collection, interesting tour

The tour of this old building covered local history, the old university and a number of historical... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
107adriany
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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In Franeker staat een uniek stadskasteel uit 1500 waar Museum Martena is gevestigd. Franeker heeft een roemrucht verleden als Frieslands enige universiteitsstad, in de academiezaal staan we hier uitgebreid bij stil. Anna Maria van Schurman, de...more
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For history about Franeker is this the place to be about the university in 1800 and different paintings about Franekerfrom different frisian painters

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

The tour of this old building covered local history, the old university and a number of historical figures. Well put together and the tour was well given by our guide. Worth the hour the tour took.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ManonBorst, General Manager at Museum Martena, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you for your visit to Museum Martena!

Reviewed November 7, 2018

The museum reveals a lot about the Dutch and even Spanish history. The city Franeker had a university between 1600 and 1800 and much of the people and their stories are recorded and on display. Even New York has a point of interest... Peter Stuyvesant,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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ManonBorst, General Manager at Museum Martena, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for your visit to Museum Martena!

Reviewed June 8, 2018

Franker had one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. This and more about the history of the old and beautiful city of Franeker (12500 inhabitants).

Date of experience: May 2018
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ManonBorst, General Manager at Museum Martena, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Thank you for your rating and kind words!

Reviewed October 7, 2017

The Martena-stins dating from 1498 is a charming Medieval fortified house dating back to the 15th century. The garden;Martena-tuin is free to visit and a lovely place to rest after admiring the historical collections. Franeker was the former university town of Friesland(1585-1811) and the museum...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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ManonBorst, directeur at Museum Martena, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write something about our museum! We appreciate your positive feed back.

Reviewed August 18, 2017

Beautifully restored 16th century building in Franeker, a former cultural hotspot in the Dutch province of Friesland.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

The museum is housed in a former stins, or fortified small city castle build in the 1500´s. The museum shows several nice portraits of early former inhabitants or related people. It also houses an old porcelain collection, a reconstruction of the "academiekamer" of the university...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 1, 2015

This museum is the place to learn about the former university of Franeker, attended by René Descartes, among others. There is an interesting exhibition about Anna Maria van Schurman, one of the first female students at a university, and mastering 11 or 12 different languages....More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed February 8, 2015

Although we visited for the exhibition on display (paintings of Frysian children from the past), the building itself turned out to be even more of a surprise! Located in an old city castle, you don't need more than an hour to see it all, but...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank MaartenDeGroot
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Part of the museum is a historic house and the story behind it. The rest of the space is used to show local artists' work . The ladies who run the place are very friendly and can give good tips on what to visit in...More

Date of experience: January 2014
3  Thank CLEWERT S
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