The Skierstins is a medieval stone house built around 1300. It is the only remaining Stienhús in Friesland and is listed as Rijksmonument. The building is first mentioned in 1439 on a piece of parchment.



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Founded: 1300
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands


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Martine Prest (6 months ago)
De laatste stins van Friesland. Leuk om van binnen te bekijken.
Vincent van Zeeland (6 months ago)
Lovely place, great exhibition "An Animal Is Also But A Human" by poet Eppie Dam and artist Janine van Zeeland. On view until mid-August.
Ed van de Griend (7 months ago)
Sadly closed, beautiful canal with wild flower banks.
Peter de Vries (9 months ago)
Stins worth seeing with nice rooms, and a nice entrance in the tower of the tower castle, called a stins in Friesland. A nice little exhibition, and during our visit a nice exhibition on the ground floor.
English Teacher (3 years ago)
Cute museum. Like the sepia paintings at the end.
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