Fries Museum / Verzetsmuseum : Michelin's recommendations
Built in the Renaissance style, the Chancelry (old courthouse) has a broad highly decorated façade topped with a dormer window bearing the statue of Charles V. Among the interesting pieces on the second floor, you should see the remains from archaeological excavations, the Indies and a wardrobe from Hindeloopen. The first floor is mostly dedicated to 17C painting: still lifes, historic pictures, landscapes, portraits of middle calss families... Especially noteworthy is the gold and silversmith's work section (vaulted cellars) which includes a superb collection of drinking horns and cups from the 16C and pieces of gold and silversmith's work which all shimmer with luxury. The Friesian Resistance Museum ( Verzetsmuseum Friesland) brings together photos and objects illustrating the atmosphere in the Second World War. One section is dedicated to contemporary Friesian art. The furnished rooms( stijlkamers) of the Eysinga house ( Eysingahuis) recall life in olden times: Louis XVI and Empire furniture, Chinese porcelain. One room is dedicated to Mata Hari. Portrait, landscapes, seascapes and still lifes illustrate Friesian painting in the 19C. Eysingahuis also has gold and silversmith's work, porcelain, furniture, carpets and other works from the collection of the painter C. Bisschop ( Bisschop-kamers). Here you will see the furniture from Hindeloopen ( Hindeloopen-kamers), in lively colours and with typical motifs, Friesian costumes (18-19C), and an archaeology collection.
- Address : TurfMarkt 11 NL - 8900 CE Leeuwarden8900 CELeeuwarden
- Phone : 0582555500
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.friesmuseum.nl
- Prices : 6 €
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