Experience Leeuwarden


Although the sun is still gently shining through the clouds and the temperatures feel like summer, we are secretly looking forward to this fall. The first weekend of November, SPARK takes place in Leeuwarden. The eco-fireworks by Studio Roosegaarde already floated all over the world, and will have its national premiere on November 3, 4 and 5 in Leeuwarden.

Of course, even before then, in Leeuwarden there is plenty to do. The city is vibrant and enchanting, its streets inviting you to get lost in them. Stroll along the historic canals, where cozy terraces and atmospheric stores welcome you. Enjoy cultural festivals, where music, art and gastronomy come together. Admire the historical sights and taste local delicacies at the lively markets. Leeuwarden is waiting to be discovered!

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Shopping areas - shop!

Do you like to shop at the big fashion shops and trendy pop-up stores, or do you prefer looking for hidden gems and unique gadgets in cute little boutiques? Spread across the city's historic centre, you'll find it all!

Kleine kerkstraat

The smallest street with the biggest reputation: Kleine Kerkstraat. Voted the Netherlands' nicest shopping street several times. Whether you are visiting for the delicacies, the design or the cosiness, the entrepreneurs always give you a warm welcome.

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Ruiterskwartier & Zaailand

Coming from the station? Chances are your day out in Leeuwarden will start at Zaailand. Don't miss the delicatessens and boutiques on the Ruiterskwartier. And on a drizzly day? Then visit the indoor shopping centre.

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't Naauw-, de Kelders & de Sint Jacobsstraat

Looking for Leeuwarden's best boutiques, the gems of the city centre? Then we recommend these little streets. Naauw, Kelders and Sint Jacobsstraat. These streets are home to some amazing shops. Seek and ye shall find!

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De Nieuwestad & Wirdumerdijk

Endless shopping is possible on NIeuwestad & Wirdumerdijk! Here you will find the big fashion shops. Are you looking for the perfect birthday outfit, a pair of jeans, a nice warm coat or do you just want to relax? Success is guaranteed here!

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De Waag & Nieuwestad Leeuwarden


In these quaint streets you will find everything you need…and more. Besides the toko (Indonesian shop), butcher and ready-to-eat meal shop, you will find an Irish pub, second-hand clothes shops, a great shoe shop and an inspiring gift shop.

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De Voorstreek

If you're looking for something special, you've come to the right place! From famous record shops to a vintage heaven and the largest hobby shop in the Northern Netherlands, you'll find it on the Voorstreek.

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