A tour through the 18th Century 'stadhuis', followed by a tour with a genuine Lueewarder guide from the HCL.

The Leeuwarder Stadhuis was built in 1715, in a classical baroque style, by the chief builder of the city Claes Bockes Balck on the old foundations of a stately home. The cellars originally featured holding cells for convicts (known as 'Hûnegat'). The Stadhuis has gone through various face-lifts and renovations over the years, but has retained its grand 18th Century design features. An example of this is to be found on the roof- where a clocktower complete with carillon stands, which was installed following the 1884 collapse of the Nieuwe Toren. The clock-work automated system plays a tune on the hour and every half hour. 

During the Stadhuis…

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A tour through the 18th Century 'stadhuis', followed by a tour with a genuine Lueewarder guide from the HCL.

The Leeuwarder Stadhuis was built in 1715, in a classical baroque style, by the chief builder of the city Claes Bockes Balck on the old foundations of a stately home. The cellars originally featured holding cells for convicts (known as 'Hûnegat'). The Stadhuis has gone through various face-lifts and renovations over the years, but has retained its grand 18th Century design features. An example of this is to be found on the roof- where a clocktower complete with carillon stands, which was installed following the 1884 collapse of the Nieuwe Toren. The clock-work automated system plays a tune on the hour and every half hour. 

During the Stadhuis Tour our guides will highlight secrets of the building like these, as well as loads more interesting facts and stories from this imposing building. 

Organisation: HCL.  

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When

  • every Friday until September 27th, 2019from 14:00 to 16:00
  • Opgave vooraf wenselijk (via historischcentrum@leeuwarden.nl of 058-2332350). N.B.: check de website voor bijzonderheden tijdens bijvoorbeeld festiviteiten.

Prices

  • Fixed price€3.50 Please book ahead! (Via historischcentrum@leeuwarden.nl of 058-2332350) N.B: Check the website for other tour times during (for example) festivals

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