Culture and museums

It will come as no surprise that Friesland and Waterland van Friesland have a rich cultural heritage. There was a good reason for Leeuwarden Fryslân being acclaimed as Cultural Capital of Europe in 2018. Proof of that can be found everywhere. From small, intimate regional museums to large UNESCO world-class attractions. Very special discoveries of age-old professions lend colour to Friesland and to your day and that of your (grand)children. You definitely need to bring the children, because there are so many unique and special routes and activities for them!


A surprising manufacturing museum on a small and historic industrial site in the centre of Joure. Experience the early days of Douwe Egberts and Pickwick, and discover the craftmanship of the Frisian clockmaker, authentic printing works and photogenic metal factory.

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The Jopie Huisman Museum in Workum is dedicated to the life and works of self-taught Frisian painter Jopie Huisman. Love of nature, compassion, but also giving value to otherwise insignificant objects; this is the human approach that is the central thread that runs through his very versatile body of work. Jopie transports you into his world and tells you all about his passion.

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