Our capital city is the city of a hundred names. Leeuwarden, Liwwadden, Leewadden, Ljouwert, Luwt, Lintwarde: it’s the ideal starting point for an unforgettable trip through Friesland. With a city centre that is still the best kept secret of the Netherlands, with a tower that leans more than the one in Pisa and special down to earth people who are always ready for a chat and a beer.
Welcome to the nicest shopping street in the Netherlands. Leeuwarden’s historic city centre is the ultimate place for great shopping. The Nieuwestad is in the heart of the city and is split over many small shopping streets with charming boutiques and beautiful canals. One of these streets, the Kleine Kerkstraat, has been named the nicest shopping street in the Netherlands multiple times.
Did you know that the royal family has roots in Leeuwarden? Leeuwarden was the capital of the Netherlands from 1584 to 1747. This is still reflected in the city today. The royal family lived in the Stadhouderlijk Hof. Want to know more about Leeuwarden as a capital city? Walk along the Nassau route!
Discover the Frisian in you at the Fries Museum. Here you will discover everything about the eleven cities and the countryside, the love-hate relationship with the water, the search for the typical Frisian and Friesland’s place in the world.
Lân fan Taal is a large-sale programme that unites multimedia and performing arts. The physical heart of Lân fan Taal is at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof and the Prinsentuin, where a major language experience is shown every evening in 2018.