Did you know that Friesland is the only province in its official language? And this is not the only thing that makes the province unique. Leeuwarden’s capital, with its canals, monuments and shopping streets, is one of the best kept secrets of the Netherlands. The wadding forms a unique nature that completely changes between ebb and flood.
Visit Leeuwarden and Friesland and make the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2018. In 2018, Leeuwarden is the cultural capital of Europe and bursts in the city, and in the rest of the province, of the special events and exhibitions.
Leeuwarden has a beautiful historic city center with special sights.
Enjoy the special and medieval buildings, monumental ships and do not forget to visit the Dutch Tower of Pisa. One thing is for sure, your visit to Leeuwarden is not complete without having seen these special places.
Leeuwarden is also a great place for a day out. It has everything from culture to shopping areas. After a day of shopping or museum visits, you want nothing more than strolling in a good restaurant. Leeuwarden has nice restaurants with cozy terraces, fine wines and tasty dishes.