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The Natuurmuseum Fryslân is housed in a former orphanage. The central theme of the museum is the nature of Friesland. The museum consists of four floors with animals, plants, information, assignments and experiments. Doing and experiencing are important in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 150,000 objects including butterflies, molluscs, beetles, bird eggs and fossils. Highlights include a 15-foot long skeleton of a sperm whale and 'Friesland onder Water', which shows life at the bottom of a farm ditch.

Alternative names:

nl Natuurmuseum Frysland   en Nature Museum Friesland

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Natuurmuseum Fryslân
Schoenmakersperk 2
8911 EM Leeuwarden

Museum type(s)

Nature & Natural History


Children Historic house Geology Plants Animals Zoo

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm


September - June:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 - 17:00
Woensdag: 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 17:00
Friday: 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00

July - J...

More opening hours


0 - 3 Free
4 - 15 €14.00
16 - 64 €17.00
65 and over €15.00
Museumkaart €4.00
ICOM €4.00
Friends of the museum €4.00

More admission


  • Coffee

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly


Schoenmakersperk 2, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands




Permanent exhibitions


All exhibitions


Natuurmuseum Fryslân has 2 ratings.

Monday, January 2, 2017 Jan 2, 2017
(Review in Dutch)

Een erg leuk en leerzaam museum, gevestigd in een prachtig pand. Het museum is erg gericht op kinderen, dus voornamelijk voor deze doelgroep is er veel te zien, te doen en te ontdekken. Maar ook voor volwassenen is dit museum zeker een bezoek waard. Door de rondrennende kinderen moet je echter geen rustig museumbezoek verwachten.

  Visited on Friday, December 30, 2016

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