For many, Leeuwarden is still an undiscovered gem among the large Dutch cities. The historical, Frisian capital offers an unprecedented amount of culture and art. Did you know that there is a tower in Leeuwarden that is more leaning than the tower of Pisa? You will also come across works of art of all shapes and sizes all over the city. It is not without reason that Leeuwarden was chosen as Cultural Capital of Europe in 2018!
Leeuwarden is a vibrant city that has everything for a fun day out. In the inner city of 'Ljouwert', you stroll along the centuries-old canals, through the small shopping streets and pass classic buildings. The city is also called 'one of the best kept secrets of the Netherlands'. The best way to unravel this secret is to explore the city with a guide. Have you always wanted to take a typical snapshot at the tower of Pisa? Perhaps you can do even better with the Oldehove, a failed building project that is so crooked that nobody understands why it has not fallen over yet! Where in the past prisoners were housed, the Blokhuispoort is now a cultural business centre where, among other things, creative shops with design and jewellery are located. Street art, miniatures and street poems are everywhere in the city. You will discover even more art and culture in the Fries Museum, in the beating heart of the city.