72 hours in Leeuwarden
you never want to leave
A weekend in Leeuwarden is something that you won’t forget in a hurry. You could spend the entire weekend in the city, but if you have a little extra time, it might be wonderful to experience Friesland more widely. Leeuwarden is known as one of the ‘hidden gems’ of the Netherlands, but the province of Friesland as a whole has many more facets to unveil. Naturally, a weekend is far too little time to experience everything, but you have to start somewhere!
A room with a view
Checked in, bike rented, and before you know it you’ve sped into the city centre. Time to sniff out some culture: on the historic Oldehoofsterkerkhof you’re in the right place. Aside from the centuries old leaning church-tower, there’s also the hub for literature, art, and language in Friesland: Obe. Thanks to a wide range of interactive programming you’ll really be able to dive into Friesland.
Day 2 - Let's go!
Leeuwarden’s got several great shopping areas, with crafty boutiques and unique ateliers across the historic city centre. The winding alleyways and unexpected little shops make it one of the best shopping experiences in the country!
Back in time
On the regally-named Koningstraat you’ll find the beautiful Huis van Eysinga. Now a museum, it’s got some jaw-dropping interior features, and a whole host of stories to tell from its 300-years of history.
On the Druistreek you’ll find the adorable bistro and winebar, Sjoddy, where a welcoming atmosphere and gastronomic delights go hand-in-hand. With inspirations from both Italy and Spain, you’re in for a true ‘Burgundian’ experience.
the land of nod
You’ll need the cycle back to Weidum after that meal! After a busy day, arriving back in the peace of the countryside will be a lovely way to end your Leeuwarden trip.
has never been so nice