Museum de Grutterswinkel
Museum de Grutterswinkel shows life around a real old-fashioned grocery store with everything that goes with it. In "the good old days" wi…
Museum de Grutterswinkel shows life around a real old-fashioned grocery store with everything that goes with it. In "the good old days" without supermarkets you had small, cosy grutter (grocry/trader) shops where the cash register was still ringing and the groceries were sold in paper cone bags. In the heart of Leeuwarden, there is still such an authentic grocery store, located in a seventeenth-century building in Nieuwesteeg 5. From 1900, 'all' Leeuwarden bought in the shop for colonial goods and grocers of the Feenstra family. The museum has changing exhibitions. Each year, approximately 15,000 visitors come to take a look at this museum. The many reactions show that the nostalgic atmosphere appeals to people exceptionally. The museum consists of several rooms, almost all of which are freely accessible. In the former living rooms, a fresh cup of coffee or tea is served with orange cake and a real Frysk Dúmke. Below the coffee room is a wine cellar with a trough vault that is more than four centuries old. The back house is on the first floor, where it becomes clear how a small family used to live, with the box bed and the húske (toilet).