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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.

Alternative name:

en Frisian Maritime Museum

Fries Scheepvaartmuseum
Kleinzand 16
8601 BH Sneek

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Science & Technology


Local Maritime

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
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 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm

More opening hours


0 - 5 Free
6 - 18 €2.00
19 - 64 €6.00
65 and over €6.00
CJP Pass €1.00
Museumkaart Valid
Rembrandtkaart Valid
Family €14.00
Groups of 10+ €5.00
CKV €1.00
Frisian schools in a group context Free
Library visit Free

More admission


  • Coffee

  • Museum shop

  • Audio tour

  • Credit card

  • Parking


Kleinzand 16, Sneek, The Netherlands


Permanent exhibitions


All exhibitions


Fries Scheepvaartmuseum has 4 ratings.

Monday, June 12, 2017 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 Thursday, May 11, 2017

 Useful review  1
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Dec 27, 2016
(Review in Dutch)

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

  Visited on Monday, December 26, 2016

 Useful review  1
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Oct 14, 2015
(Review in Dutch)

Van kinds af aan genoten van dit geweldige Friese museum.

 Useful review  1

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