Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” MacLeod was born 7 August 1876, better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I and executed on 15 February 1917 by firing squad in France.
The Fries Museum, contains a “Mata Hari Room”. Included in the exhibit are two of her personal scrapbooks. Located in Mata Hari’s native town, the museum is well known for research into the life and career of Leeuwarden’s world-famous citizen.
The largest ever Mata Hari exhibition has been opened in the Museum of Friesland on 14 October 2017, one hundred years after her death.