Shopping in Leeuwarden


Do you enjoy shopping? At the biggest fashion brands? In diverting pop-up stores? Or do you live to find unique items and hand-made gifts in the best boutiques? In the historic centre of Leeuwarden, you can find all of this and more! The big-name brands, pretty boutiques, and Frisian specialities all sit side-by side in the centre of the city. The Kleine Kerkstraat is well worth a detour, too, having been named the most lovely shopping street in the Netherlands.

Near the Oldehove tower, you’ll find the Frisian speciality store Ut Streekie. If you’d like to wander through the most picturesque streets in the city, head to the Naauw, the Sint Jacobsstraat, and the Kelders. Fancy a break from shopping? Look out for the various (and widespread) terraces overlooking waterways across the centre of the city, or for one of the tasty cafes. There’s no excuse not to shop til you drop!

Shopping areas - where?

  • Nieuwestad & Wirdumerdijk

    Shop till you drop
  • Kleine Kerkstraat

    The most fun shopping street of Holland
  • The Oosterstraat

    Regional products
  • Naauw, The Kelders & Sint Jacobsstraat

    Unique boutiques
  • Zaailand & Ruiterskwartier

    indoor shopping mall
  • The Voorstreek

    slightly different
    Centrale Apotheek Leeuwarden
Shopping tips & tricks:
  • Every Thursday is a koopavond (with the shops having later opening hours), and each Sunday is a koopzondag.
  • Would you like to snoop through a market? Every Friday, on the Wilhelminaplein, a massive market has delicious food, unique clothing, and much more. On Saturday, a smaller market takes place on the Nieuwestad.

Opening hours

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In Leeuwarden there’s more than enough to do, see, and experience- so get ready to plan your day! Need a break or just fancy a breakfast, lunch or dinner? Check out the culinary hotspots. Rather stay the night? Leeuwarden offers the most unique places to stay - from luxury hotel rooms to cozy bed & breakfasts. 

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