Fries Scheepvaartmuseum and its collection

Fries Scheepvaartmuseum

The Fries Scheepvaartmuseum is dedicated to the history of Frisian shipping from the 17th to the 20th century. The collection consists of two parts: the history of Frisian shipping and the history of the city Sneek. In addition to shipping and the regional history, the museum also covers water and ice sports. Important in the collection are the more than three hundred ship models and some real ships.

ENFrisian Maritime Museum

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology Science & Technology  Science & Technology Local Maritime

Fries Scheepvaartmuseum
Kleinzand 16
8601 BH Sneek

Visitor information Fries Scheepvaartmuseum

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00


0 – 5Free
6 – 18€2.00
19 – 64€6.00
CJP Pass€1.00
Library visitFree
Frisian schools in a group contextFree
Groups of 10+€5.00


Museum shop
Credit card
Audio tour

Location & Map

Kleinzand 16, Sneek

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Fries Scheepvaartmuseum Reviews

Fries Scheepvaartmuseum has 4 ratings.

  • D
    Dan • Jun 12, 2017

    This museum is an absolute treasure! We came searching ancestry. Your archivist in the office upstairs knew instantly the ancestor, Antonie Veen. She printed pictures, gave us a treasure trove of other resouces - including other museums where we could find artifacts and book on the Veen family. We were able to visit the home of Jan Veen's chocolate factory furniture, now being refurbished, in the Openluchd Museum of Arnhem and to see and touch the Veen company's pleasure yacht restored and exhibited in the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. We realize that Sneek is serious about documenting their history. We are in admiration of the spirit of the Frieslanders. We are grateful for this ancestry and your help in knowing them better. A big thank you! Dan & Alice Hostetler

    Visited on May 11, 2017

  • Peter
    Peter • Dec 27, 2016

    Zonder boten zou Friesland niet zijn wat het nu is. Het museum geeft een aardig beeld van de scheepvaart door de jaren heen.

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    Visited on Dec 26, 2016

  • Tjalling
    Tjalling • Oct 14, 2015

    Van kinds af aan genoten van dit geweldige Friese museum.

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