Leeuwarden, the bustling heart of Friesland

In addition to being the capital of Friesland, Leeuwarden was the European Capital of Culture in 2018. We celebrate this with the whole province, because Leeuwarden is one of the famous 11 cities. Friesland is bursting with things to do. Leeuwarden Motorhome Site is the perfect base for exploring Leeuwarden and the surrounding area.

Agenda in Leeuwarden

24 Nov 2018 till 17 Mar 2019

fries museum presents rembrandt & saskia: love in the dutch golden age

Rembrandt van Rijn and Saskia Uylenburgh form the leitmotif of an exhibition on high-society marriages in the 17th century. More than 250 objects relate how joy and sorrow were shared in those days. Attention is paid to all aspects of love, from early courtship and lavish weddings to the darker sides of marriage such as child mortality and adultery. A total of 23 works by the Dutch master are featured in Rembrandt & Saskia: Love in the Dutch Golden Age, which is open to the public from 24 November 2018 to 17 March 2019 in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden.

When you stay at our campsite you can get a discount for the museum. Please contact us for more information.

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16 Jan 2019 till 30 Jun 2019

Made in Holland: 400 years a global brand in Keramiekmuseum

By means of impressive flower pyramids, colourful Boerenbont, popular Gouda pottery and idiosyncratic works by designers like Maarten Baas visitors will discover how the Netherlands became a global player in the field of ceramics.

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6 Jan 2018 till 26 Dec 2020

Market every Saturday

Market in the city.

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13 Sep 2017 till 31 Dec 2019

De Dijk, exhibition

Friesland has been exposed to flooding over the centuries, and this is reflected in the Frisian landscape, buildings, canals and dykes.

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Leeuwarden

In addition to being the capital of Friesland, Leeuwarden was the European Capital of Culture in 2018. We celebrate this with the whole province, because Leeuwarden is one of the famous 11 cities, We Frisians are great believers in solidarity, and we have our own word for it; ‘Mienskip’, meaning community. Friesland is bursting with things to do, not just Leeuwarden. Leeuwarden Motorhome Site is the perfect base for exploring Leeuwarden and the surrounding area.

Did you know:

  • There is a real leaning tower in Leeuwarden, just like in Pisa:‘De Oldehove’
  • Leeuwarden is the starting and finishing point of the Elfstedentoch, a legendary ice-skating race
  • Leeuwarden is also the Capital of Water Technology; www.capitalofwatertechnology.nl
  • Leeuwarden is the birthplace of the spy, Mata Hari
  • Leeuwarden has a unique city park, ‘De Prinsentuin’
  • There are lots of nice shops; a mix of household names and smaller individual businesses
  • Kleine Kerkstraat was elected the Netherlands’ friendliest shopping street in 2012.
  • The Frisian regional shop Priuw in Nieuwe Oosterstraat was voted the Netherland’s best shop in 2016
  • Leeuwarden is home to some beautiful museums, including the Frisian Museum, Fryslân Nature Museum, Ceramics Museum, Boomsma Beerenburg Museum, and Pier Pander Museum
  • At AquaZoo Friesland, you literally walk between the animals.
  • Leeuwarden has a great swimming pool: De Blauwe Golf (The Blue Wave)
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