The museum gives an overview of the live and work of Gysbert Japicx. Besides there are the expositions “The history of the language”, about the development and use of the Frisian language in the Netherlands and “Multilingualism in Europe” about the many minority languages in Europe.
The Frisian shop in the museum is unique. Next to translation you can buy books, poems and music, all in the Frisian language. Also the place to buy your Frisian souvenir. Entrance museum € 1,75, Text shop free.
You can also find the Tourist Information Point here. In the summertime the enthusiastic volunteers of the Gysbert Japicxhûs organizes city walks.
Us Heit - beer brewery and whisky stillery
In the brewery you also find a beermuseum with all kinds of machinery. In the cosy tasting room you can taste the different kind of beers. Nowadays the brewery also makes whisky.
Thursday and Friday from 15.00 to 18.00 hrs., the tour starts at 16.00 hrs. Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs., tours every hour. To prevent disappointments, please reserve ahead. Groups can make appointments at any time.
Tour € 6,50 per person including a drink (children till 12 years € 2,00).
Without any doubt the most impressive church of Bolsward is the gothic Martinichurch, built between 1446 and 1466 on the most northern mound. The tower used to be a lighthouse at the time Bolsward was still in connection with the sea. The magnificent pulpit and the choir stalls with the bueatiful woodcarvings are real pieces of craftsmanship. The church holds a beautiful organ.
The church stands at Groot Kerkhof and is open on workdays from 13.30 to 16.00 hrs. From May to September on workdays also from 10.00 to 12.00 hrs and in July and August also on Saturday from 13.30 to 16.00 hrs.
Sonnema Distillery Visitor centre
You can visit the Sonnema distillery yourself. On your own or in a group. You get a tour through the factory, can have a look at the herb attic en in the tasting room you can try Sonnema for yourself.
June, July and August every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon tours at 13.30 and 15.00 hrs.
For groups the visitor centre is open all year, please make an appointment.