In 1506, nobleman Hessel van Martena built a city castle in the center of Franeker. The Museum Martena is now dedicated to the history of Franeker. It also hosts temporary exhibitions on Friesland.
Museum Martena illustrates the diverse history of Franeker. The permanent exhibition addresses the University of Franeker, as well the 17h-century female scholar Anna Maria van Schurman. The temporary exhibitions are usually on contemporary Frisian art.
The paintings and porcelain rooms exude the atmosphere of times past. The oldest known Renaissance cabinet in the Netherlands is on display in the Franeker room. Mechanical masterpieces by Jan Elzinga and Jacob Kooistra are on display in a separate room in the attic.
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Netherlands Museum Pass
Purchase the Netherlands Museum Pass to visit more than 400 museums in the Netherlands for one year.
|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
|Young Person Pass||€ 39|
|Kids Pass||€ 39|
Museum Martena also sells Netherlands Museum Passes on-site.
Standard tickets Museum Martena
|Kinderen 0 t/m 3||free of charge|
|Kinderen 4 t/m 13||€ 3|
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