"Den Frisschen Romer" used to be an inn that already stood here in the Middle Ages. There is not much documentation
about the ancient inn, except for the town's chronicles from 1755
in which the innkeeper Pieter Logiers Steenbakker gets permission to convert the inn "Herberg Den Frisschen Romer" into a pub.
The name comes from a "Romer". This is a medieval wine glass that in the Dutch Golden Age was much used,
as you can read in this poem from Joost van den Vondel (our national poet at that age).
The inn "Den Frisschen Romer" is named after such a glass and actually means "The fresh wine glass".
Examples of these glasses are given below: