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Friesian Ice Skating Museum


This museum is a must for all ice skating fans. You will find the world’s largest collection of ice skates here, and a complete history of the Elfstedentocht in a specially designed Elfsteden-room. Each winner has his own showcase with medals, trophies and Elfsteden attributes.

We also have original workshops, such as a forge, wood workshop, paint shop, tannery, pottery, an extensive collection of sleighs and historical material such as old tiles and prints.

Traditional Hindelooper Art
Hindelooper Painting is a unique, traditional craft. Gauke and Pieter Bootsma paint furniture and various items according to this specific style. We also have an open studio where the traditional painting is demonstrated and a film is shown. 

Would you like to try your hand at Hindelooper painting? We organise workshops for both children and adults.

Pancake restaurant De Friese Doorloper
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This museum is a must for all ice skating fans. You will find the world’s largest collection of ice skates here, and a complete history of the Elfstedentocht in a specially designed Elfsteden-room. Each winner has his own showcase with medals, trophies and Elfsteden attributes.

We also have original workshops, such as a forge, wood workshop, paint shop, tannery, pottery, an extensive collection of sleighs and historical material such as old tiles and prints.

Traditional Hindelooper Art
Hindelooper Painting is a unique, traditional craft. Gauke and Pieter Bootsma paint furniture and various items according to this specific style. We also have an open studio where the traditional painting is demonstrated and a film is shown. 

Would you like to try your hand at Hindelooper painting? We organise workshops for both children and adults.

Pancake restaurant De Friese Doorloper
Pancake restaurant ‘De Friese Doorloper’ can be found in the characteristic building at Kleine Weide 3 and off ers over 50 kinds of pancakes. In addition to our pancake menu, we offer sandwiches, waffles and omelettes. Our restaurant is also available for celebrations.

Opening times

  • every Mondayfrom 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Tuesdayfrom 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Wednesdayfrom 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Thursdayfrom 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Fridayfrom 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Saturdayfrom 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Sundayfrom 11:00 to 17:00

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