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Museum Martena is housed in the Martenastins, a city castle from 1506. The museum is dedicated to the history of Franeker. The museum covers the University of Franeker and the 17th century scholar Anna Maria van Schurman. It features a painting room, a porcelain room and the ‘Franekerkamer’, where the oldest Renaissance closet of the Netherlands is exhibited. In addition, the museum organizes temporary exhibitions on Frisian contemporary art.

Museum Martena
Voorstraat 35
8801 LA Franeker

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Art & Design


Local Renaissance art & Early modern art

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm

More opening hours


All ages €6.00
Museumkaart Valid
Children €3.00
Groups of 10+ by appointment €5.00
Rembrandt Association Free
Friends of Museum Martena Free

More admission


  • Coffee

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Parking


Voorstraat 35, Franeker, The Netherlands




Permanent exhibitions


All exhibitions


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