Studying in Leeuwarden

The time of your life

Experience an unforgettable student time in Leeuwarden! Here you will combine hard work, writing and studying with vibrant nightlife, socialising and making countless new friends. Studying in Leeuwarden opens doors to new experiences, offers new perspectives and promises the time of your life. Make your study time in Leeuwarden an unforgettable one, starting with finding the perfect course and educational institution. But how do you go about that? Find out here!

Educational institution in Leeuwarden - Something for everyone

Leeuwarden offers a wide range of educational institutions focusing on mbo, associate, bachelor and master programmes. Here, you will always find a school that perfectly matches your interests and needs. Do you have a passion for music? Then be sure to take a look at Minerva Academie voor Popcultuur! If you prefer to focus on a sustainable and better world, Van Hall Larenstein might be the ideal university of applied sciences for you. At NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, you can choose from various HBO programmes, ranging from Communication and Media to Engineering and Health Care

Besides colleges, universities can also be found in Leeuwarden. For instance, the University of Twente has a branch in the city, where you can study various technical and social studies. If you plan to eventually study at the University of Groningen, as of now you can take your undergraduate first year courses at the Leeuwarden location, located in a beautiful building in the heart of the city centre! Looking for an MBO programme? Leeuwarden is the right place for that too. The possibilities are endless!

Leeuwarden college town - Unforgettable

Discover the abundance of educational opportunities in Leeuwarden and make your study time a unique experience. Here you will find the perfect place to grow, learn and pursue your passion. Become part of Leeuwarden's vibrant student community and enjoy the many opportunities this lively city has to offer. Studying in Leeuwarden lays the foundation for a successful future and unforgettable memories. What are you waiting for? Start your adventure in Leeuwarden!

Student life in Leeuwarden - Anything but boring

Discover how much fun studying can be in Leeuwarden! Here it's not just about hard work and effort, but also about fully enjoying everything this vibrant city has to offer. Leeuwarden is an exciting place where you will find plenty of fun distractions alongside your studies. Explore cosy pubs on a fun pub crawl, discover hidden gems in the historic city centre and admire the beautiful monuments. Be surprised by exciting events and visit unique museums in the city. Who knows, you might even want to join a sorority or fraternity to make new friends.

In Leeuwarden, the possibilities are truly endless, making your study time here an unforgettable experience. Here you can study and enjoy a vibrant student life. Make new memories, experience special adventures and discover a city full of energy and possibilities. Studying in Leeuwarden opens doors to a world of fun and growth, where you can combine studying and relaxation effortlessly. Choose to study in Leeuwarden and have the time of your life!

A good start - Is half the battle

Welcome to a new city, full of new adventures! We understand that exploring a new city can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. What is there to experience? Why are so many people fascinated by that leaning tower? And what is the story behind all those works of art scattered throughout the city? Fortunately, there are countless opportunities to answer all your questions and get to know Leeuwarden better.

For instance, choose an inspiring city tour with an experienced guide, who will take you along special stories and hidden places. Or go on your own discovery tour and be surprised by the secrets Leeuwarden has to offer. Want to get to know the city down to the smallest details? Then the Miniaturen Route (Miniature Route) is an absolute must. Here you will meet Leeuwarden's smallest inhabitants and discover all the ins and outs of the city in a unique way.

Studying in Leeuwarden does not only mean getting an education, but also embracing a lively city full of opportunities. Dive into its rich past, immerse yourself in local culture and get to know the meaning behind every paving stone. Leeuwarden is ready to welcome you and answer all your questions. Prepare for an adventure full of discoveries and let Leeuwarden become your second home.

Leeuwarden - Bird's eye view

Work in peace - And with coffee

Studying in Leeuwarden not only offers high-quality education, but also various places where you can work and concentrate in peace. Whether you prefer to surround yourself with the cosiness of coffee shops or the serene silence of special study locations, Leeuwarden has everything you need to spend your time studying successfully and comfortably. Discover the perfect places to study and be inspired by the unique atmosphere of this city.

While studying, a delicious cup of coffee is of course essential. Fortunately, there are nice cafés in Leeuwarden where you can not only enjoy a good cup of coffee, but also quietly open your laptop to get started. One of the most famous coffee hotspots is the Douwe Egberts Café. Experienced baristas serve delicious coffee here, while you can enjoy a beautiful view of Wilhelminaplein from the second floor. Another popular place is Doppio, located around the corner from the Douwe Egberts Café. This (work) café offers spacious seating, fast Wi-Fi and delicious coffee, so that you can be productive in peace.

Sometimes you need pure focus and rest. No distractions, no noise, just you and your assignments. There are several locations in Leeuwarden where you can complete your work in complete silence and serenity. One of these locations is the Dbieb in the historic Blokhuispoort, where, in addition to quiet study areas, you also have access to a wealth of books. Another place with a special study area is Tresoar. Here you can work in total peace, with the beautiful Prinsentuin as your backyard. If you need a short break, you can even enjoy a relaxing walk here.

Douwe Egberts Leeuwarden

Time for a snack - And a drink

Easy and mobile - in Leeuwarden

In Leeuwarden, mobility is not only easy, but also great fun. With a Swapfiets you can easily cycle from one place to another in Leeuwarden in no time. Whether you have to go to school or want to enjoy relaxation in the beautiful recreation area Groene Ster, with a bicycle you will reach your destination quickly and cheerfully. But there are also other fun options! With a Greenjoy boat you can explore the water and canals of Leeuwarden with your friends. It is the ideal way to spend a pleasant afternoon in the late summer of Leeuwarden. And if you want to discover the rest of Friesland (or just don't feel like cycling for a while), Arriva and Qbuzz arrange public transport in Leeuwarden and the surrounding area. So, you can go where and how you want! Nice and easy.

The Perfect Ending - Neushoorn

Poppodium Neushoorn

Studying is hard, we know that. A moment of relaxation and celebration is therefore very important. Poppodium Neushoorn is the perfect place to enjoy Leeuwarden's vibrant music, dance, and film culture. With two concert halls, a café, cultural production areas and spaces for workshops, Neushoorn is the beating heart of Leeuwarden.


See the calendar of Neushoorn

End the day - In a nice way

End your long school day in one of Leeuwarden's nice pubs and cafes. A short visit to the Doelesteeg is, of course, always good, but a drink at the Markies and/or De Brouwerij also ensures that you forget those long hours in the lecture hall.

Going out in Leeuwarden - Never boring

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