HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens the Fries Museum.

maximaHer Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was in the city center of Leeuwarden this afternoon to officially open the new Fries Museum.

According to the official website for the museum there are over 170,000 objects contained in their collection which:

“…tells the stories of Friesland and its inhabitants. The objects range from archaeological finds to modern art, from the freedom fighter Grutte Pier’s sword and one of Mata Hari’s brassieres to paintings by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Gerrit Benner. Friesland’s art, culture and history are brought to life in the museum.”

For more information about the Fries Museum please visit their website here.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH