Explore Leeuwarden

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The city is buzzing. From tourists and students to locals. From unforgettable adventures to wandering through cozy little streets. Here you can experience great festivals and discover unique stories. Here you'll get carried away along romantic canals and you will come across hidden gems. Welcome to Leeuwarden. Will you discover the city? Get your inspiration here.

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Out and about - inspiration

  • What to do on rainy days

  • City tours

    Leeuwarden Free Tour
  • Food & drinks

  • Shopping

  • Museums

  • Theatre & Film

Shopping areas - shop!

Do you like shopping at large fashion shops and hip pop-up stores, or do you prefer looking for hidden gems and unique gadgets in cute boutiques? You will find them all throughout the historic centre of the city!

Kleine kerkstraat

The smallest street with the greatest reputation: the Kleine Kerkstraat. It has been voted ‘Nicest Shopping Street in the Netherlands’ several times. Whether you come for the delicacies, the design or the fun, the entrepreneurs always give you a warm welc

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Ruiterskwartier & Zaailand

Are you coming from the station? There is a good chance that your day in Leeuwarden will start at Zaailand. Don't miss the deli’s and boutiques here. And on a drizzly day? Then you can visit the Fries Museum or the indoor shopping centre.

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't Naauw-, de Kelders & de Sint Jacobsstraat

Are you looking for the nicest boutiques in Leeuwarden, the hidden gems of the city centre? Then we recommend these streets. There are super nice shops on the Naauw, thee Kelders and on the Sint Jacobsstraat…you just have to discover them for yourself!

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De Nieuwestad & Wirdumerdijk

You can shop endlessly on the Nieuwestad & Wirdumerdijk! Here you will find the major fashion shops. Are you looking for the perfect birthday outfit, that one pair of jeans, a nice warm jacket or are you shopping purely for relaxation purposes? Here you a

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De Waag & Nieuwestad Leeuwarden

Oosterstraat

You can shop endlessly on the Nieuwestad & Wirdumerdijk! Here you will find the major fashion shops. Are you looking for the perfect birthday outfit, that one pair of jeans, a nice warm jacket or are you shopping purely for relaxation purposes? Here you a

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De Voorstreek

If you're looking for something special, you've come to the right place! From famous record stores to a unique skate shop and the largest hobby store in the Northern Netherlands, you will find it on the Voorstreek.

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