Rain, hail, or shine, going outdoors is essential while travelling. Luckily, Leeuwarden hosts wonderful weather during the spring and summer seasons for travellers to enjoy. Take a look at the top 7 outdoor activities in the Leeuwarden centre!
7 outdoor activities in the Leeuwarden centre!
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On a quiet, windless morning, one can find themselves drifting through the wonderful Prinsentuin park, a step across the road from the Oldehove. Here the river laps against the grassy edges of the park and people of all backgrounds can be seen strolling, running, and contemplating in the relaxed park. One can also stop here to rest in between SUP boarding or boating to lie in the grass and refuel. A highly recommendable location to visit!
2. OLDEHOVE (SCHEVETOREN)
The Oldehove is a historic monument and landmark neighbouring the Prinsentuin. It is also known as the Schevetoren (or “crooked tower”), to be taken literally as the building is oddly tilted. Don’t let this scare you, as you can buy a ticket for a few euros at the entrance and take the tiny stairway up to the top to take in the panoramic view of the city under the blue sky.
3. MINIATURE WALK
Ever felt small in a big city? Don’t let this intimidate you, because the hidden miniatures feel the same. Michel Tilma created the Miniature People Leeuwarden in the pursuit of his love for miniature photography. The route map for this little self-guided tour around Leeuwarden can be found in Camperplaats Leeuwarden, Ut Streekie, Jouw Dagelijkse Kost, CEZZ, de Treinpassage, WTC Hotel, van der Valk Hotel Leeuwarden, Notiz Hotel, Natuurmuseum Fryslan and many more locations for just €2,00!
4. STREET ART WALKING TOUR
Whether you’re into guided tours or a sucker for independence, this street art tour can be marvelled by anybody who is willing to walk a few kilometres around the centre. Good weather or bad, the street art is strikingly beautiful to take a glimpse at. More information can be found at the website of A guide to Leeuwarden.
5. A WANDER THROUGH NIEUWSTAD
Nieuwestad flaunts the stunning inner canals and terraces of Leeuwarden, a hotspot for locals and tourists alike. It is also known to be the main shopping street, featuring beauty and clothing stores, sports and lifestyle stores, a HEMA, and much more.
6. LEEUWARDEN FREE TOUR
Rain, hail, and shine, dedicated tour guides reveal the beauty of the city by guiding you through the best parts of Leeuwarden. The tour guides are waiting on the Oldehove plaza (in the shadow of the Schevetoren) and can do the tour in multiple languages.
7. FOUNTAINS AND SCULPTURES ACROSS FROM THE STATION
If you are taking public transport to visit or depart Leeuwarden, it is difficult to miss the giant piece of artwork as you walk past. Jaume Plensa, a Spanish artist who visited Leeuwarden for the first time in 2014, created the ‘Love’ fountain, part of the 11Cities project in Friesland. It depicts two children who are ‘dreaming’. ‘For children, the future is a dream full of promises’, Plensa described. One can stop and contemplate their own interpretation of the misty sculpture as they walk through the redeveloped area in front of Leeuwarden station.
Do not waste any time and plan your trip to Friesland now! Experience all the 7 outdoor activities in Leeuwarden centre and enjoy some of the warm summer days exploring the beautiful city. We wille see you at Camperplaats Leeuwarden!
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