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Highlights 2022


Bosk | Arcadia

From 7 May - 14 August​ 2022

A wandering forest, straight through the streets of Leeuwarden. Neighbourhoods, squares and canals become a green stage, with the trees as a backdrop. Not a single day in the same place, because no day is the same in the programme. Over the course of 100 days, the metres-high trees form the backdrop for stories, encounters and performances, created with and for residents. After their expedition, the trees will take root in a new, permanent spot in the Frisian capital in aid of green sustainability. BOSK is a visionary concept by artist Bruno Doedens (SLeM) and the late Joop Mulder (Oerol, Sense of Place).

Tall Ships Races

From 14-17 July 2022

In 2022, the port city of Harlingen will once again host the Tall Ships Races. This historic harbour city is the perfect setting for welcoming these mighty ships. It is Friesland’s only seaport, making it the perfect place for this grand nautical celebration. The city also has proven experience in hosting major events such as the Frisian Harbour Days and the Fishing Days. Activities will be organised on the quay and on the water for the public and the crews during the tall ships’ visit.



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Paradys | Arcadia

From 7 May - 14 August 2022

Unique in Friesland and the Netherlands: the royal forest of Oranjewoud. This extraordinary area is made up of former estates, expansive parks, a handful of remaining manor houses and elegant water features. Where else than right here is visual art so at home, framed by such beauty? That’s why Paradys brings visual art from every corner of the world to this unique location. Enjoy high-quality art in all its forms while art and nature bombard you with that one major question: What is the world worth to us?