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Fries Museum

Closed Now: 11:45 am - 5:45 pm
Open today: 11:45 am - 5:45 pm
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Great museum.

Has great special exhibitions. I saw the Esher exhibition there. Nice cafe for drinks and food... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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Stunning Architecture

This lovely building serves as a cultural and community center for the region with museum, display... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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The Fries Museum is dedicated to Friesland and the Frisian people. Its activities revolve around the eleven cities that make up the province and the surrounding countryside. These include the Frisians' love-hate relationship with water, the search...more
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Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 255 5500
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Has great special exhibitions. I saw the Esher exhibition there. Nice cafe for drinks and food. Nice view Over the city square.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LarissaB2104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're visiting Leeuwarden then you must visit this fantastic museum. Great permanent exhibitions plus the story of Leeuwarden and special exhibitions. While we were there it was Rembrandt & Saskia, the story of their lives in text and pictures. Nice cafe bar on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RnA31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely building serves as a cultural and community center for the region with museum, display space, and theater all rolled into one. Good store and cafe.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned an hour and ended up staying for 2.5 hours. A lot of artifacts and historic objects and photos. All displayed in an attractive manner.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ReMiwe
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This modern building museum at the heart of Leeuwarden does a good job in displaying the art. Exhibitions are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor and very well done. The cafe at the entrance is quite nice as well, although location wise a bit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wub67
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Beautiful museum, the outside as well as the inside! Great exhibit on the history of Friesland and Leeuwarden.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

It's nice but you would like more if you like modern art. They allow to many people at the same time

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dcarolina77
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We booked for 10:00, the earliest time available. The works of Escher are all displayed well and the information provided is very good. We wish we had booked a headset to have an audio guide, but we thought they would be available on the day,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine H
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Be prepared to spend a lot of time here. There is so much to see. We saw the Escher Art Exhibition and it was a superior presentation. I would recommend to use the audio tour (and it is hearing aid compatible with digital hearing aids)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank roses167
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Perfectly organised entry with time slots to prevent over-crowding - fantastic Escher exhibition and great architecture

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zafer Dolu Y
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Response from Jan v | Reviewed this property |
Takes between 2 and 2.30 hours, one or two transfers. Journey is easy. If you go to the Fries Museum to visit the Escher exhibition, I would rather go to the Escher Museum in the Hague, Lange Voorhout 74, a former Palace... More