Cultural Capitals always come in pairs. Besides Leeuwarden-Friesland, Valletta (Malta) is a Cultural Capital of Europe in 2018. That’s why we often work together on things like exchanges such as Potatoes Go Wild, Opera Spanga, Behind the Front Door or Visual Arts.

Through our cultural programme, we also want to strengthen and renew the ties with other communities in Europe. Do you have contacts in Europe that could help with this because they fit well with the events that we organise? Then we’d love to talk with you about it!

Jelle Burggraaff is responsible for such collaborations. You can ask him about collaborative opportunities or exchange projects between Leeuwarden and Valletta via


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Al sinds 2014 lopen tussen Nederland en Malta tal van (uitwisselings)projecten. Leeuwarden-Fryslân en Valletta zijn beide in 2018 Culturele Hoofdstad van Europa.

Valletta 2018

In 2018 is Valletta, samen met Leeuwarden-Fryslân, Culturele Hoofdstad van Europa.

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