Museum 't Behouden Huys

Museum ’t Behouden Huys is just like Terschelling: unique, quirky and surprisingly versatile!

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8 Feb 2021 | 11:00 until 31 Mar 2021 | 17:00


Just like Terschelling, Museum 't Behouden Huys is unique, quirky and surprisingly versatile! Step into the island farm life or experience in the hut of Willem Barentsz how this explorer lived or survived on wintry Nova Zembla. And did you know that almost all the houses of West Terschelling were destroyed by the English Fleet in 1666 and the smoke could be seen far into Friesland? Pastor Grevensteijn tells you everything about it. The islander fairy tales and legends of Terschelling can be seen until the end of the year. Don't miss them! The new "wonderful truths" exhibition is expected to open in late spring in 2020. The museum also has a free audio tour full of fascinating stories in Dutch and in the three Terschellinger dialects. All our stories can be heard in German and English for our foreign visitors. Come and discover it for yourself!

The museum will be closed until the end of March. 

Entrance fees: adults € 6.50, from 4 to 18 years € 3.00 per person. Group discount from 20 people.
Museum card is valid at museum 't Behouden Huys. Dogs may enter on a leash.

Upcoming dates

8 Feb 2021 | 11:00 until 31 Mar 2021 | 17:00



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Map & surrounding area


As the boat turns into the harbour, you meet West-Terschelling, the gateway to your destination Terschelling. The Brandaris lighthouse, which stands as a beacon here in the middle of Terschelling’s biggest village, has been greeting seafarers since 1594. It is a lively place, with museums, shops, bars, dance halls, restaurants, hotels, wellness, a swimming pool, and the VVV Tourist Office.

In West, all the elements literally come together; it is where the sea licks the land. Then there is the ‘fire’ in the manned Brandaris lighthouse, which lights up the skies, surrounded by the scents of the mudflats. Every flavour and taste imaginable can be found in the shops and restaurants. 

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