Museum Belvédère

Museum Belvédère

In the 1950s, three friends dreamed of their own museum of modern art: Boele Bregman, Sjoerd de Vries and Thom Mercuur. They agreed that the museum would be located in Friesland, because that was where they wanted to stay. Over forty years later, the dream has come true. In November 2004, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix opened the doors of Museum Belvédère, the first museum for modern and contemporary art in Friesland. The museum will display a collection of works of art by important Frisian painters such as Jan Mankes, Thijs Rinsema, Tames Oud, Gerrit Benner, Boele Bregman, Willem van Althuis and Sjoerd de Vries, but will also show works by kindred spirits from home and abroad. For the Frisian artists, Museum Belvédère becomes a home port, a place they never had.

The works of art offered here by the museum originally came from the FB Oranjewoud Foundation.