Frisian Museum (Fries Museum), in an 18th century patrician house. The most important provincial museum in the Netherlands, it is devoted to the history of Frisian culture from prehistoric times to the 19th century. Its rich collections include Frisian silversmiths' work of the 17th and 18th centuries, ceramics from Hindeloopen and Makkum, Frisian costumes, drawings and the "Popta silver" from Popta Slot, Marssum. Outstanding among the pictures is Rembrandt's portrait of Saskia van Uylenburgh, painted before his marriage in St Annaparochie.
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