The 62 best places to visit during a city trip in Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden is the proud capital of Fryslân. In the beautiful historic city centre you will find no less than 575 national monuments. So there is plenty to see during a city walk. But Leeuwarden has more in store. So you will find a number of unique museums and you can go shopping in atmospheric streets. In Leeuwarden there are plenty of places to discover where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, lunch, dinner or drink. So enjoy it!


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Spellekijn

Gellequin you visit for the best games. Because the assortment consists of more than 25000 products, it is difficult to choose between all games.

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blank Photo Van der Velde Boeken in Leeuwarden, Shopping, Buy gifts, Buy hobby stuff

Van der Velde Boeken

Van der Velde Boeken not only sells books, but many more fun things like fun board games, fun movies, long play records and gadgets.

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B&B Kia Ora

Stay in one of the spacious, luxurious rooms at B&B Kia Ora and feel at home in the quiet and characteristic Monnikemuurstraat in the heart of the city.

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De Wereld van Thee

In the World of Tea, there is a huge choice of 300 kinds of loose tea. The real tea lovers can see, smell and taste everything here.

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blank Photo Galerie de Roos van Tudor in Leeuwarden, View, Museums & galleries

Galerie de Roos van Tudor

For lovers of contemporary art, Tudor's Galerie de Roos is a nice stop during a day in the city.

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City Centre Tante Agaath

Housed in a beautiful 17th century building, this luxury apartment is located in the heart of Leeuwarden and exudes a delightful, cosy atmosphere.

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Pier Pander Museum

This museum located in the Prinsentuin shows the work of the legacy of the Frisian sculptor Pier Pander. Please note the limited opening hours.

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Jolijt

At Jolit you look out at all the beautiful products of different brands, you smell delicious scents and there is a cozy music on it.

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blank Photo Ogenblik in Leeuwarden, Shopping, Gifts & presents, Lifestyle & cooking

Ogenblik

From beautiful handmade jewelry, creatively assembled furniture and ceramic works of art. Here you will find a varied selection of art.

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Double B

In the townhouse of Double B you can create your own burger by choosing things like the sandwich, the burger and toppings.

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A Guide to Leeuwarden

Get to know Leeuwarden through a city walk with a local guide who will be happy to show you all the beautiful parts of the city and tell the best stories.

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blank Photo Kelders in Leeuwarden, View, Sights & landmarks, Neighborhood, square, park

Kelders

Historic shopping street with the waterfront cellars where the goods were unloaded. Discover the birthplace of Mata Hari at number 33.

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Broodje Bewust

Broodje Aware has an attractive interior, a cozy small terrace and the most delicious sandwiches, fruit juices, biscuits and whole loaves.

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Ny-na

At Ny-Na you look out for all the cute kitschy retro clothing. You will also find crazy bags, children's toys, gifts and so on.

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blank Photo Blokhuispoort in Leeuwarden, View, Lunch, Sight, Activity, Event

Blokhuispoort

There is always something to do in this historic place. Discover the creative companies, visit an exhibition or a cultural event.

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Keramiekmuseum Princessehof

In the Princessehof Ceramics Museum you will find ceramic artworks by leading artists such as Karel Appel, Picasso, Lucebert and Armando.

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Jacobijnerkerk

The beautiful Grote or Jacobijnerkerk is located in the centre of Leeuwarden and was built between 1275 and 1310 in an impressive Gothic style.

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Eetcafé Het Leven

At Het Leven you will experience a casual, cozy atmosphere thanks to the smooth service and the delicious lunch and dinner dishes that are on the menu.

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Waag

In the past, a lot of things were acted, weighed and measured here. Nowadays, this centuries-old building houses an atmospheric lunchroom.

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Kelder65

Kellder65 has a unique appearance due to the low ceiling and the atmospheric decor. Here you can have a nice drink or lunch with your company.

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Sint Bonifatiuskerk

The church of Saint Boniface has a long history and is a feast for the eyes. In summer you can visit the beautiful church and climb the tower.

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Stadhuis

Right in the centre of Leeuwarden lies the Town Hall. This beautiful building was built in 1715 and has had many changes over time.

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Designed For Maria Vintage Clothing

Small but striking vintage clothing store with plenty of clothing and accessories for 1980.

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Het Broodhuys

For a nice sandwich, a good burger or a tasty soup in combination with a cup of coffee, Het Broodhuys has come to the right place.

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IJssalon La Venezia

At Ice cream parlor La Venezia you come for the best scoop of ice cream. The secret recipe and the loving method of preparation create the most delicious flavors.

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Alibi Hostel

Sleep in the only hostel in Leeuwarden in a unique place, namely an old prison, hang out at the bar and rent a bike.

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Fries Museum

Would you like to learn more about Friesland during a nice day in the city? Visit the Frisian Museum in Leeuwarden.

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Restaurant Us Heit

Enjoy royal enjoyment in an 18th century palace at Us Heit. The delicious culinary delights are provided by chek-chef Jelmer Haga.

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Prinsentuin

This park is located on the north side of the city centre has been donated by King William l to the population. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

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blank Photo Vintageshop 2Thepoint in Leeuwarden, Shopping, Fashion & clothing, Gifts & presents

Vintageshop 2Thepoint

A wonderful mess!! Vintage shop 2thepoint for unique vintage and retro-inspired clothing, gifts, accessories, meeting and more...

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blank Photo Kleintheater De vier Pelikanen in Leeuwarden, Activity, Sights & landmarks, Activities

Kleintheater De vier Pelikanen

The smallest Art Nouveau theatre in Europe. In the magical monumental building you can enjoy concerts, theatre, cabaret, lectures and exhibitions.

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Stadswaag

Here you can enjoy a tasty lunch or a delicious High Tea in historic atmospheres. The atmospheric decor and the lovely terrace complete it.

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Keukencafé TOTT

At Keukencafé TOTT the tastiest satay of Leeuwarden is served. Also for fish lovers and vegetarians there are delicious dishes on the menu.

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Post-Plaza Hotel & Grand Café

Located in an old post office you will find the beautiful Post-Plaza. There are 82 beautiful rooms and in the grand café you can drink and eat delicious dishes.

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38 Dresses and a Suit

At 38 Dresses and a Suit you succeed for a complete outfit. From a nice dress and a beautiful piece of jewellery to matching shoes and a bag.

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Post-Plaza

In this old post office it is very special to have dinner or lunch. The grand and atmospheric decor makes it a unique place.

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B&B Bij de Waagsbrug

Experience the hospitality in this B&B located in a historic mansion where you will be welcomed, sleep in lovely beds and rich breakfast.

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ZenZi

At ZenZi you will find everything that has to do with mind and lifestyle products. Think, for example, of greeting cards, incense and meditation cushions.

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Restaurant Eindeloos

At Restaurant Endoos you will enjoy a culinary evening of pure dishes with surprising taste combinations and always full of cosiness.

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Natuurmuseum Fryslân

Go on an adventure in nature. Be amazed by the treasures of Captain Severein, the imposing jaws of a blue whale and much more.

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De Oldehove

This leaning, unfinished tower has a long history and, despite its unique appearance, is an important symbol in Leeuwarden.

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Paddy O'Ryan

For a pleasant evening of drinking, eating and enjoying live music in a nice atmosphere, you should definitely visit Paddy O'Ryan.

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Leonidas Leeuwarden

In this narrowest shop in the Netherlands you will find the most delicious handmade chocolates and the tastiest chocolate of top quality.

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blank Photo Museum de Grutterswinkel in Leeuwarden, View, Museums & galleries

Museum de Grutterswinkel

Go back in grandmother's time and admire the exhibition and all the authentically furnished rooms with coffee and a true Frysk Dúmke.

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Zuivelhoeve Leeuwarden

For the most delicious delicacies visit De Zuivelhoeve. Whether you're a cheese head or love tapas. They have something for everyone.

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blank Photo Boshuisengasthuis in Leeuwarden, View, Sights & landmarks

Boshuisengasthuis

The picturesque courtyard the Boshuisengasthuis is a national monument in Leeuwarden. It's nice to take a look and feel the peace.

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City Centre De Rozenboom

City Centre Guesthouse De Rozenboom is housed in a monumental building from the 17th century in the heart of Leeuwarden.

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House of Taste

For quality products with a delicious taste, go to House of Taste. The assortment consists of beautiful products from the Netherlands and abroad.

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Restaurant By Ús

You can enjoy an evening of delicious organic dishes at By Ús. Thanks to the cooperation with regional companies, the products are fresh.

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Kattencafé Poespas

The cat café offers a house for 8 to 10 mainly homely and cuddly cats. Want to cuddle them over a cup of coffee or tea?

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blank Photo Barrevoets in Leeuwarden, Eat & drink, Coffee, Lunch, Drink

Barrevoets

Barreefoot is a fresh, cosy place where you can enjoy a delicious special beer, a lunch and a cup of coffee. You feel welcome right away!

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De Pluymgraaff

When you enter the cozy, colorful store De Pluymgraaff you get greedy when you see all the fun stuff for young and old.

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Wereldwinkel Leeuwarden

For an original handmade gift or for something nice in your home, you should take a look at the Wereldwinkel. And you contribute to the world.

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Tres Jolie

Looking for a nice gift or something unique for your interior? Get inspired and take a look at the cozy, homely store Tres Jolie.

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Smakelijk

If you don't feel like cooking but are hungry for a tasty, healthy meal then Tasty is a perfect alternative to a delicious dish.

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Fletcher Hotel Stadhouderlijk Hof

This historically rich hotel is not only beautiful, it also has beautiful rooms with palaise feel and a restaurant in 18th-century decor.

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NS Station Leeuwarden

This train station is located on the south side of the city centre. Take the exit to Stationsplein and walk to the city centre in more than 5 minutes.

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Parkeergarage Hoeksterend

Parking on the north side of the city is fine in this spacious parking garage near the Jumbo. The walk to the centre runs via the Voorstreek.

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Parkeerplaats Fonteinland

Cheap parking is possible at the Fonteinland car park on the west side of the city. In more than 10 minutes walk you are in the center.

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VVV

With enthusiasm, the staff of the Tourist Office informs you about everything there is to do in the area of hospitality, sightseeing and shopping.

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P+R Station Leeuwarden

In the parking lot behind Leeuwarden Station you can park your car cheaply. The walk to the center takes a quarter of an hour.

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blank Photo Parkeergarage De Klanderij in Leeuwarden, Info, Parking places

Parkeergarage De Klanderij

In this large somewhat older car park you can almost always find a place. The city centre can be reached quickly on foot from the south.

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