European Capital of Culture 2018

In 2018, we’re going to show how we Frisians celebrate life. We’re going to stick our heads above the parapet and dare to show the world how we go our own unique way. Our landscape is the stage and everyone is invited. Bring along your swimsuits, pack your boots, put on your hat and grab your sunglasses. What we’re going to do is a surprise and will captivate you. But that doesn’t matter because once in Friesland you won’t want to go home.


Our programme - which consists of more than 40 projects and hundreds of community initiatives - is in development. We will make our definitive programme known on 3 October 2017, but we’re giving you a peek here. 


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