24 hours in Leeuwarden

day trip

It’s Autumn in the city! We’re trading long summer evenings on terraces for cosy ones in cute pubs, and strolling around galleries during the dark afternoons. You can enjoy a taste of Leeuwarden in just 24 hours, too- and it’s beautiful in Autumn. Check out our guide to 24 hours in the city of Leeuwarden!

Start with coffee - wake up

© Banhs & Coffee

Banhs & Coffee

© Dikke van Dale

De Dikke van Dale

Fire Café Leeuwarden

Fire Café Leeuwarden

© Fire Café Leeuwarden

Fire Café

Stek Leeuwarden

Stek Leeuwarden

© Stek Leeuwarden


© De Walrus Leeuwarden

De Walrus

De Bak

10:00 AM

Kick-start your day with a heavenly breakfast at Brownies&Downies. The fresh coffee, and home-made dishes are just as much of a draw as the lovely staff members.

More breakfast

12:00 PM

Time for some discovery! Why not an exciting jaunt through the Natuurmuseum Fryslân - where you can stand eye-to-eye with some of the most dangerous animals in the world, and also go on an under-water safari discovering the ‘big 5’ of the Dutch aquatic landscape.

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2:00 PM

Head over to the Grand Café Z for a hearty lunch. Its housed in an old Waterworks building on Zaailand, making for a unique atmosphere. You’ll find a huge menu full of local dishes, and some of the best coffee in town. Full? Luckily the next stop is only a short walk away…

Lunch in Leeuwarden

Finishing with breakfast

11:00 AM

You’ll be sure to wake up fresh in Leeuwarden! And before you head back on the train, head over to Stek for a warming goodbye breakfast: “a good breakfast is half the work”, right?

Broodje Bewust

Bagels & Beans

Douwe Egberts Café

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