Leeuwarden is the 2018 European Capital of Culture, and it is bursting with things to do. There are events suitable for all ages, so this Frisian city is a real ‘connecting city’. We Frisians are great believers in solidarity, and we have our own word for it; ‘Mienskip’, meaning community.
Supermarket, snack bar and Hema is a 10-minute walk.
A bus stop is just a 5-minute walk.
Within 20 minutes you are in the heart of Leeuwarden.
Benefit from our unique ‘key to the city’, which entitles guests to great discounts at over 40 restaurants, shops, museums and activities in Leeuwarden!
A year full of highlights in a province that’s bursting at the seams with cultural attractions. Here are just a few items in this jam- packed programme. Visit 2018.nl or use the LF2018 app for information about all the events, tickets and more. See the program and visit us! highlight August
Claudy Jongstra laat radicaal andere tuin zien dan wij normaal zien.
In 2018 one of the Museum of Friesland’s long-cherished dreams will finally be realised. M.C. Escher is perhaps Leeuwarden’ most famous resident, a fact unknown to a large number of Escher fans and residents of Friesland. He was born in 1898 in the city palace on the Grote Kerkstraat, the building that now houses the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics.
In the courtyard of the Aegon building a striking work of art is realized by Sense of Place. In Waterpanorama, the visitor is surrounded by the Wadden area.
An impressive circular structure, 3 meters high (at about the actual height of the Wadden), with a diameter of 20 meters was designed by Alex van de Beld.