Birthplace of Mata Hari
Take a look at the birthplace of Mata Hari! Mata Hari, pseudonym of Margaretha Geertruida (Griet) Zelle (Leeuwarden, 7 August 1876 - Vincennes…
Take a look at the birthplace of Mata Hari! Mata Hari, pseudonym of Margaretha Geertruida (Griet) Zelle (Leeuwarden, 7 August 1876 - Vincennes, 15 October 1917), was a Frisian exotic dancer and court lady. During World War I, she was recruited as a spy. However, she was accused of double espionage and shot by the French. The question of whether she really was and is a double agent is still debated and has contributed to her becoming a legend. In her birth house, her father Adam Zelle ran his hat and cap warehouse on the ground floor. In the hat and cap shop, which is decorated in "the style of the past", you will find a large collection of men's hats and caps as well as clothing accessories such as belts, bags, gloves, umbrellas, etc. You will also find Mata Hari souvenirs and an exhibition space for a number of Frisian artists to show and sell their artworks.
In short, more than worth a visit!
8911 JD Leeuwarden
Data & times
- Every monday closed
- Every tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00
- Every wednesday from 10:00 to 17:00
- Every thursday from 10:00 to 17:00
- Every friday from 10:00 to 17:00
- Every saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
- Every sunday from 10:00 to 17:00