the nicest city
For over a year, we have been discovering, meeting and working at a distance of one and a half metres from each other. We see entrepreneurs coming up with the most impressive alternatives, we embrace new ways of coming together and we grab every opportunity to ‘get out and about’ safely. We take each other into account as safety comes first. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy all the beauty that Leeuwarden has to offer. In fact, we might appreciate our fantastic city even more now! Even at a distance from one another, Leeuwarden is still the nicest city. And the most beautiful. And the cosiest. And the...
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food & drinksFood & drinks
A steaming cup of coffee, a quick lunch, a drink to warm you up or an extensive dinner. Choose a nice spot on one of the heated terraces or head on inside. Restaurants with a nice atmosphere can be found everywhere in Leeuwarden. And with good-humoured staff and cheerful guests, the atmosphere in Leeuwarden is at its best. Where will you end up?
Photogenic spotsTo Instagram
By far the most beautiful city? Easy! In Leeuwarden you will find so many photogenic spots, each even more beautiful than the one before. Hidden courtyards, cosy courtyards, cosy squares, expansive canals, historic monuments and iconic buildings. The city is a playground for (amateur) photographers…and for everyone who likes beautiful things. Not convinced yet? Then take a look at our Instagram account. Or just come and have fun. Let us inspire you.
Hidden gemsThe historic city centre
Actually, the entire historic city centre is a hidden gem, but there are (hidden) spots that stand out just a little bit more than the rest. Just look for the hidden courtyards and guest houses in the city centre: Luilekkerland, Boshuisengasthuis and the Sint Anthony Gasthuis. You will find an oasis of peace here, it is as if time has stood still here. The city centre exudes history, and this is reflected in the smallest and most surprising details.
Street artStreet art in Leeuwarden
In the city centre of Leeuwarden you feel as if you’re in an open-air museum. You will encounter the most beautiful street art in the most surprising places. From colourful electrical boxes to life-size murals: you'll be nothing but amazed. Of course, you can go out and judge for yourself, but if you really want to be sure that you won't miss anything, we recommend that you take a tour. Set out with the enthusiastic guides from A Guide to Leeuwarden or use one of the many DIY maps.
Leeuwarden is full of interesting, important and generous history. The Second World War has still left a visible and tangible impression. You will find the roots of our royals here and you can discover everything about two former residents: Mata Hari and M.C. Escher. And the nice thing is, you can learn everything about this impressive history in many different ways.