European Capital of Culture


There was once a dream, that Leeuwarden would become not only the capital of Friesland, but of all Europe. That dream was made a reality when Leeuwarden-Fryslan was made the European Capital of Culture for 2018. A huge undertaking followed, developing the city, province and its surroundings. The general guiding principle was of iepen mienskip, or open community. Three statements underpinned the effort:

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Dare to dream

© IMAZZO - Oerol

Dare to be different

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Dare to act

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2018: the story

© Marleen Annema

2028: the legacy

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