mission and vision

The Fries Museum and the Princessehof Museum of Ceramics (Keramiekmuseum Princessehof) are cooperating as an organisation comprising two independent museums. 


The Fries Museum brings the history of Friesland alive to inspire Frisians and non-Frisians alike.


The Fries Museum will be Friesland's top cultural attraction in 2016.

brand values

We are striving to attract 100,000 visitors per year from 2016, and to realise this we need a new, stronger profile. We have therefore selected three brand values. These values guide us in all the choices we make – from content to design – in the run-up to the opening. Our fundamental values are Frisian, and the museum is Frisian in heart and soul. We will profile the museum as committed and dynamic.

frisian: authentic, idiosyncratic
If we do something, we do it well. We fulfil all our promises. We base ourselves on tradition and craftsmanship, but with variations of our own. We say what we mean.

committed: open, engaged with society
We involve our surroundings in everything we do and ask our visitors for feedback. We are hospitable. Our organisation is accessible. We work with other parties. We respond to current events. We are also arrange activities on location beyond the museum's walls, we initiate contact and are approachable.

dynamic: lively 
We offer surprising insights. We stimulate people. We provide space for many different perspectives and much that is beautiful. We have a very varied programme. Our many events and activities means that there is always something to do in the museum.

policy plan

Policy plan Museum of Friesland 2013-2016

annual reports

The Fries Museum publishes annual reports (in Dutch only). Annual reports for previous years can be downloaded by clicking on the links:

Annual Report: 2003 / 2004-2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 / 2011

concise annual

Below are brief summaries of recent years.

Concise annual 2012 / 2013 2014