Leeuwarden-Friesland European Capital of Culture 2018

We have only just begun

What a party it was last year. We have shown throughout Europe that we are sticking our heads above ground level. That we can put Leeuwarden and Friesland on the map as a cultural destination. That we dared to dream, to do and to be different. We have made our dreams come true and had a fantastic cultural year with the whole of Friesland as an elm mienskip. But it's not over yet. We have only just begun. Towards a new future.

Experience Leeuwarden-Fryslân and culture in Friesland in 2019

Sense of Place

How can you make the Wadden even more beautiful? Former Oerol director Joop Mulder takes you into his findings, with landscape art of the highest quality. Restore the characteristic Frisian mound or bring the Wadden to Leeuwarden; that is Sense of Place.

writer's block

2018 Square meters of street art. Writer's Block becomes the largest free celebration of public art in the north, linking Leeuwarden street artists to big names.

Looking back: The Giants of Royal de Luxe

Perhaps the most talked about event of 2018. The meter-high Giants who came to discover Leeuwarden brought hundreds of thousands of people on their feet.


Celebrate your language in a free state. That is the starting point of Lân fan language. Discover it in OBE at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof