Tag: Fries Museum

Icons from the National Portrait Gallery Detail. Nicholas Hilliard, Queen Elizabeth I, circa 1575 © National Portrait Gallery, Londen. Bought 1965 with thanks to the Art Fund.
Exhibitions, Travel

Icons from the National Portrait Gallery

The last of the exhibitions I already visited late September. This exhibition is on display at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. The exhibition From 11 September 2021 to January 9 2022 the outstanding collection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London, will be on view in Leeuwarden. The exhibition Icons: Masterpieces from the National […]

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Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum Photo & Copyright: Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
Exhibitions, Travel

Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum

The museum will finally be allowed to open its doors on 5 June 2021! Luckily the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, despite of Covid-19 could receive media who want to report about the collection. I managed to make an appointment for Friday 2 April 2021 to see their newest exhibition “Haute Bordure“. Whether you’re […]

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Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum
Exhibitions, Travel

Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum

Let’s hope museums can open their doors soon again. They have been forced to close their doors here in the Netherlands because of Covid-19 on 15 December 2020. Honestly I think the museums and many people can’t wait until they open again. There is one exhibition I particularly hope to visit soon, as it is […]

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The Museumhuis van Eysinga – A pleasant surprise
Castles, Travel

The Museumhuis van Eysinga – A pleasant surprise

It is quite a special experience having a museum nearly for yourself. At the moment you have to buy a ticket beforehand, so you never know. It was my very first visit to one of the Museumhuizen of the Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser, and honestly I wouldn’t mind visiting more of them, as it was […]

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Exhibition – Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Exhibitions, Travel

Exhibition – Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Did you know that the famous 19th-century painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) actually wasn’t a Brit, but a Dutch national with a British denizenship (foreigner with the same rights as the Queen’s British subjects)? Even if I don’t really know much about art, I knew his name and that he was Dutch. But why at […]

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Leeuwarden – Once a Royal Residence
Exhibitions, Travel

Leeuwarden – Once a Royal Residence

Once Leeuwarden was a real royal residence, small and unknown, from the late 16th century to 1765, when Princess-Regent Maria Louise died in the city. Just visit the Tourist Information near the railway station and get yourself the Orange-Nassau Walk through the historical city of Leeuwarden to find the traces that are still there. There […]

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Queen Máxima opened the Fries Museum
News, Royal Visits

Queen Máxima opened the Fries Museum

On 13 September I went to see Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opening the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. I have visited the old museum several times, so I was quite interested to see what it looks like now. Thanks to a huge legacy of architect Abe Bonnema the museum could build a new […]

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