Frisians are proud of Leeuwarden as a capital city

Famous because of the Elfstedentocht(Eleven City Tour)an almost 200 kilometer long ice skatin tour. The first was held in 1909.

Leeuwarden features many open green parks & will also find a green center where you can enjoy shopping.

There are hundreds of monuments on the canals and you will find beautiful museums.

Leeuwarden is bustling! The city is Capital of Taste and declared Cultural Capital of Culture 2018!

Leeuwarden, the hometown of Mata Hari and Saskia, Rembrandt’s wife. 

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The Oldehove, The pearl of Leeuwarden. this leaning tower is beloved by locals & tourists. Visit and climb the Oldehove and see for yourself!

Complete your visit to Friesland by going to het Fries Museum and discover the Frisian in you!

Visit the Keramiekmuseum Princessehof to see the largest and most varied collection of chinese porcelain in the netherlands and has a rich collection of the Dutch art nouveau and art deco ceramics.

Visit the Natuurmuseum is a museum about nature and biology for children, parents and grandparents.

Travel back in time to the distillery of Boomsma In 1883, Dirk Boomsma opened a distillery in Leeuwarden at the foot of the oldehove tower. Enjoy & drink



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