The holiday you have been looking forward to all year: summer holiday! Some know what to do with all those days off, others need some inspiration. To make it easy, we have collected the best tips for you. Whether you are going on holiday alone, with your loved one, your friends or with the whole family - there is something for everyone in Leeuwarden. Read further!
Where better to cool off than in or on the water? For those who would like to keep a cool head, Leeuwarden is the place to be. Go to one of the beaches near the Groene Ster for a refreshing swim, brave the canals on an electric sloop from Greenjoy or paddle through the city centre on a SUP board.
Summer temperatures are awaiting you. Fancy a day out? Visit a cool museum, go on an adventure at AquaZoo or discover Leeuwarden and its surroundings with a ride by (electric) bicycle. To experience the best summer activities, you never have to travel far in Leeuwarden-there is something for everyone here!
At AquaZoo Leeuwarden, you get a glimpse into the daily lives of several unique animals! And what could be nicer than going outside together. AquaZoo is spaciously laid out with many walking paths and various catering terraces and picnic areas for enjoying the nice weather outside.
Leeuwarden is bursting with interesting museums with the most beautiful and exciting exhibits. Here, old and new relate perfectly to each other. Even during the hot summer days, visiting museums in Leeuwarden is the perfect complement to your day out.
Also during the summer months, you can cycle from the bustling city centre to the tranquillity and space of the Frisian countryside within fifteen minutes. What could be better than a cooling breeze while cycling along one of Friesland's nicest cycle routes?
A refreshing dip or rather an exciting activity on the water? Leeuwarden offers all kinds of possibilities in and on the water. For the best tips and inspiration, this is the place to be!
The Alde Feanen
In National Park de Alde Feanen, all kinds of plants, flowers and birds converge in a wetland. The area is located in the heart of Friesland, amid a number of picturesque villages and a stone's throw from Leeuwarden. A visit to the Alde Feanen is well worth it. You can enjoy swimming, adventurous climbing and you can hire a boat here.
De Wadden (Mudflats)
Want to get away from it all? Then visit one of the Wadden Islands. Within a few hours, you can be on the beaches of Ameland, Vlieland, Terschelling or Schiermonnikoog. Perfect for a sunny summer day: the Dutch Wadden Islands have plenty to offer for a successful day trip!
Eleven fountains in the eleven Frisian cities, designed by eleven artists from eleven different countries. The creators were not chosen at random: a match was sought between the artist's work and the character and history of the respective Eleven Cities town. The fountains are ready for a new season in which fog, ice, steam and seawater are the focus.