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Friesland & Leeuwarden: the cultural hotspot

Artistic sense. We all suffer from it a little bit.
We want to go out. Meet. See. Hear. Feel. Art.

Friesland has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy museums, cultural sights or spending a day on the water: we got you covered! Discover what Friesland has to offer for you.

The highlights of culture in Friesland


Cultural tips in Friesland

Sense of Place

Sense of Place Van Niels Lahuis ontvangen op 24-6-2020 in mailbox van Wouter Hoekman in overleg met Karin Hofmeijer. ^WH

The Wadden area as an open-air museum. Artists, architects, residents, researchers, nature conservation and landscape management decorate our coast with unique landscape art.

Leeuwarden Hofstad

Leeuwarden Hofstad

Did you know that Leeuwarden was a Hofstad of the Frisian Nassaus? Willem Carel Hendrik Friso was stadtholder of Leeuwarden until 1747. As a result, there are many traces back in Leeuwarden.

Festivals in Friesland

Festivals in Friesland Uit ODP vermelding LUNA festival 2019 gehaald. ^WH

Feel like a party? In Friesland it is always a party, especially with these cool festivals that go to the province. From festivals with a specific theme to events that are fun for a wider audience. Which one do you put on your bucket list?

11fountains walking routes

11fountains walking routes Persoon in pak staat onder een gouden paraplu bij de fontein in Franeker

Learn more about the eleven fountains by means of these beautiful new city walks.

Friesland with kids

Friesland with kids Verzonden via Wetransfer door Mijke Bos naar Karin Hofmeijer. ^WH

Are you coming to Friesland with your little one? What a party! Thanks to play parks, kids-friendly museums and nature reserves, children will have the time of their lives here.