Autumn in Leeuwarden


It’s finally Autumn again! As falling leaves colour streets shades orange, it gets ever-colder. Time to head inside, then, grab a warming coffee, and have relaxed drinks by the fire. Leeuwarden knows how to do Autumn-style, so check out our picks below.

Museums - shelter

So, where’s the best place to be on a blustery Autumn day? A gallery! Leeuwarden’s museums are hard at work putting on some of the best conversation-starting exhibitions around. You can stand eye-to-eye with venomous animals at the Natuurmuseum Fryslân, tread in the footsteps of M.C. Escher and Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel at the Princessehof, or sniff out some other cultural gems at another of our great museums.

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Fries Museum

Keramiekmuseum Princessehof

Keramiekmuseum Princessehof

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The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics

Museumhuis van Eysinga

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Natuurmuseum Fryslân



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Dining for hours - tasty!

What is tastier than an entire evening dining? Each course after the other makes you fuller and fuller; warmer and warmer. Leeuwarden is full of convivial dining places, so we're highlighting a couple of our choices here.

The festival month - is november

Leeuwarden is anything but cold and dull in November- this year its even a Festival Month! Come and discover new music, lose yourself in artistic films, and blast away the grey with light-art. The programme for the month is being finalised at the moment, so check back for even more announcements later. For now, though, here’s some of our favourite November events:

Warm terraces - cozy

Have you ever tried Frisian suikerbrood liquor? How about a Boomsma beerenberg, or a Grutte Pier beer? You can get this side of Frisian culture the whole year through, just take a place under twinkling lamps by the fire, grab a blanket, and settle in to the terrace. If you’d rather a glüwein, or some summery rosé, just ask- however you warm up! Discover a terrace.

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De Walrus

Fire Café Leeuwarden

Fire Café Leeuwarden

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Fire Café


Paddy O'Ryan Leeuwarden

Paddy O'Ryan Leeuwarden

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Paddy O'Ryan

Café de Bak

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