you will be amazed
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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So much to see... - and to do!
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How long are you staying? - 24, 48 or 72 hours
Would you like to enjoy all the beauty that Leeuwarden has to offer? You can come a long way in 24 hours. Start your day with a cup of coffee and a good breakfast, and then dive into the city fully- charged.
Is one day not quite long enough? Quite right! You don't just want to get to know the city, but also its people. Book a night at a hotel and take your time.
A long weekend
In 72 hours, you can discover not only the city, but also the province. Use Leeuwarden as the perfect homebase and go off into Friesland.
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!
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 welcMeer over Kleine kerkstraat
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.Meer over Ruiterskwartier & Zaailand
'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!Meer over 't Naauw-, de Kelders & de Sint Jacobsstraat
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 aMeer over 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 aMeer over Oosterstraat
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.Meer over De Voorstreek
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