Liberation Day 2024 in Leeuwarden

In Leeuwarden

On 4 May we commemorate the victims of World War II and on 5 May we celebrate our freedom. Therefore, in Leeuwarden, the provincial commemoration and wreath laying ceremony take place in the Prinsentuin on the 4th of May. During the Liberation Festival Fryslân, you can enjoy music on the seven different stages in the Leeuwarden city centre, with popular faces on the main stage on the Oldehoofsterkerkhof. It is and remains important to reflect on what we have, because freedom is not something that can be taken for granted, not even in 2024.​

Provincial Commemoration 4 May

On the 4th of May, the provincial commemoration will take place in Leeuwarden in the Prinsentuin, with a speech by Mayor Buma and music by Brass Band Hosannah, among others. At 20:00 there will be two minutes of silence followed by wreath laying at the monument.The full and final programme is not yet known. Keep an eye on this page.

Celebrate Freedom in Leeuwarden - party!

Besides the seven stages that provide you with brilliant concerts and delicious parties, there is of course much more to do in the city centre during the Leeuwarden Liberation Festival. Explore the city centre, and enjoy lectures, art, fairs and much more during the liberation festival.

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Accessibility! - Handy

Leeuwarden is also easy to reach during Liberation Day, although we recommend you use public transport or cycle to the city. Check Arriva and NS for the latest info and departure times. Coming by car? Then check available parking here. Also handy:

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