Highlights Leeuwarden

week 18 & 19

The next two weeks are all about celebrating and commemorating! With the provincial commemoration on May 4 and the Liberation Festival on May 5, we pause to reflect on our freedom, and a week later we'll be jumping, cheering, and dancing to support our Joost Klein during the long-awaited Europapa(papapapap)rty on May 11! This, and much, much more is what you can do in weeks 18 & 19. Check out the highlights!​

Agenda - Wat te doen


Saturday 11th May

Dream big! During the finale of the Eurovision Song Contest we will hold the largest viewing party in the whole of the Netherlands. Welcome to a packed Europe party at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof for thousands of Joost and Eurovision fans. Together we will shout our Friesenjung to victory during the finale in Malmö! Free admission, see our website for the line-up.

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Liberation Festival Fryslân

Sunday 5 May

On this day we are celebrating freedom with fantastic artists such as Froukje, Son Mieux and Kraantje Pappie, on seven different stages, special projects on Freedom Square and fun activities for the little ones at the Children's Festival. Wondering what else there is to do in the city? View the full programme and the timetable online.

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Flower Market

Thursday 9 May

Every year on Ascension Day you will find one of the most beautiful and colourful traditions in the heart of Leeuwarden: the Flower Market. A sea of ​​flowers runs straight through the centre of the city, spread over hundreds of stalls with flowers and plants in all shapes and sizes. The market can be found on Nieuwestad, Wilhelminaplein, Ruiterskwartier, Wirdumerdijk and Schavernek!



Opening water sports season

Saturaday 11 May

Enjoy Leeuwarden from the water: always a good idea! The water sports season will be festively opened on this day, with a fun programme for young and old in both the city centre and Grote Wielen area. From musical performances to raft building and from paddle boarding to a water taxi: there's a party all afternoon. You can find the full programme on our website.

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Erna flees the war in drawings


A special exhibition in the city archives. Erna Rozenberg was a young Jewish girl from Leeuwarden who grew up during the Second World War. She made numerous drawings (comics) to escape the war: seventy years later these can be seen by the general public. They paint a picture of Erna's world.

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