Mata Hari: The Myth and the Maiden


14 October 2017 – 2 April 2018

The largest ever Mata Hari exhibition will open in the Museum of Friesland on 14 October 2017, one hundred years after her death. Personal belongings, photographs, scrapbooks, letters and military records will introduce you to Margaretha Zelle, the girl behind the iconic Mata Hari. Travel with her from her hometown of Leeuwarden to the Dutch East Indies, where fate dealt her a different hand. Experience her glorious rise in Parisian dance theatres and discover the web of intrigue that ensnared her during the First World War.

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Fries Museum




Dutch, English


Beauty standards, Colonialism