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

18 Apr 2019 till 30 Apr 2030

The Oldehove

The Oldehove, is the pearl of Leeuwarden. A must see!

In 2019 the tower will be open daily between March 30th and October 27th from 13.00 -17.00 hr, in July and August from 11.00 – 17.00 hr. The tower will be closed on April 26/27, May 5, May 30, May 31, June 1, August 9-11, September 5 and October 19.

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18 Apr 2019 till 30 Apr 2028

Explore Leeuwarden

Welcome! See all the activities. Enjoy your stay and explore Leeuwarden!

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18 Apr 2019 till 30 Apr 2028

11 fountains

In the eleven Dutch cities in Friesland, you can find the 11 fountains! They are modern art and cultural heritage. Discover the 11 fountains.

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6 Apr 2019 till 15 Apr 2028

Free Tour Leeuwarden

Join us on the Leeuwarden Free Tour if you want to see Leeuwarden through the eyes of a local. Expect a passionate guide, funny historical stories, beautiful street-art and cute little shops and art galleries. It’s the best introduction to the city!

Every Saturday at 12PM we will also do an Free Tour in English!* The tour takes about 1,5 hours. There will also be a dutch group on Saturday at 12 PM. On Saturday at 16:00 we will also offer a German Tour. Our other tours are only in Dutch.

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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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