The 67 best places to visit during a city trip in Leeuwarden
Leeuwarden is the proud capital of Fryslân. In the beautiful old town 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. Here you will find a number of unique museums and you can enjoy shopping in atmospheric streets. In Leeuwarden there are also plenty of places to discover where you can pop down for a cup of coffee, lunch, dinner or drinks. So enjoy it!
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There is always something to do in this historic place. Discover the creative businesses, visit an exhibition or a cultural event.
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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Go on an adventure in nature. Be amazed by Captain Severein's treasures, the imposing jaws of a blue whale and much more.
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This leaning, unfinished tower has a long history and, despite its special, unique appearance, is an important symbol in Leeuwarden.
This park is located on the north side of the city centre and has been donated to the population by Koning Willem l. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city here.
For quality products with a delicious taste, go to House of Taste. The assortment consists of beautiful products from home and abroad.
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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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.
Barrevoets is a fresh, cozy place where you can enjoy a delicious special beer, lunch and cup of coffee. You feel welcome right away!
For the most delicious delicacies visit De Zuivelhoeve. Whether you're a cheese head or you like tapas. They have something for everyone.
In this narrowest shop in the Netherlands you will find the most delicious handmade chocolates and the most delicious chocolate of top quality.
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At Ny-Na you look your eyes out with all the cute kitschy retro clothes. You will also find crazy bags, children's toys, gifts and so on.
The tastiest satay in Leeuwarden is served at Keukencafé TOTT. Also for fish lovers and vegetarians there are tasty dishes on the menu.
From beautiful handmade jewelry, creatively assembled furniture and ceramic artworks. Here you will find a varied range of art.
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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Small but striking vintage clothing store with plenty of clothing and accessories for 1980.
Sleep in Leeuwarden's only hostel in a unique place, namely an old prison, hang out at the bar and rent a bike.
City Centre Guesthouse De Rozenboom is housed in a listed 17th century building in the heart of Leeuwarden.
The picturesque courtyard Het Boshuisengasthuis is a national monument in Leeuwarden. It's nice to take a look and feel the peace.
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When you enter the cozy, colorful shop De Pluymgraaff you get greedy when you see all the fun stuff for young and old.
Located in the Prinsentuin, this museum showcases the work from the estate of the Frisian sculptor Pier Pander. Please note the limited opening hours.
The Stadhuis is located right in the centre of Leeuwarden. This beautiful building was built in 1715 and has had many changes over time.
A wonderful mess!! Vintageshop 2thepoint for unique vintage and retro-inspired clothing, gifts, accessories, meeting and more...
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Historic shopping street with the waterfront basements where the goods were unloaded. Discover the birthplace of Mata Hari at nr 33.
The beautiful Grote or Jacobijnerkerk church is located in the centre of Leeuwarden and was built between 1275 and 1310 in an impressive Gothic style.
The Sint Bonifatiuskerk has a long history and is a feast for the eyes. In summer you can visit the beautiful church and climb the tower.
For a nice sandwich, a good burger or a tasty soup combined with a cup of coffee you are at the right place at Het Broodhuys.
Go back in grandmother's time and admire the exhibition and all the authentically furnished rooms while sipping coffee and a real Frysk Dúmke.
The cat café offers a house for 8 to 10 especially domestic and cuddly addicted cats. Want to cuddle them over a cup of coffee or tea?
Do you want to learn more about Friesland during a nice day in the city? Then visit the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden.
In the mansion of Double B you can create your own burger by choosing things like the sandwich, the burger and toppings.
It used to be a lot of action, weighed and measured here. Nowadays, an atmospheric lunchroom is housed in this centuries-old building.
For lovers of contemporary art, Galerie de Roos van Tudor is a nice stop during a day in the city.
Spellekijn you visit for the best games. Because the assortment consists of more than 25000 products, it is difficult to choose between all games.
In the Princessehof ceramics museum you will find ceramic works by leading artists such as Karel Appel, Picasso, Lucebert and Armando.
Get to know Leeuwarden through a city walk with a local guide who will love to show you all the beautiful parts of the city and tell the best stories.
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 over 5 minutes.
Relax in this houseboat at the view over the water and dream floating away. The city centre is also within walking distance.
If you don't want to cook but are hungry for a tasty, healthy meal then Smakelijk is a perfect alternative to a delicious dish.
In this old post office it is very special to have dinner or lunch. The grand and atmospheric décor make it a unique place.
At Restaurant Eindeloos you will enjoy a culinary evening of pure dishes with surprising taste combinations and always full of conviviality.
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.
Villa Kakelbont is located in a lovely house within walking distance of the city centre. Sleep in a room overlooking the garden and relax on the roof terrace.
At IJssalon La Venezia you come for the tastiest scoop of ice cream. The secret recipe and the loving method of preparation create the most delicious flavors.
Located on the quiet stately Grote Kerkstraat you will find De Rozenboom. The property is housed in a listed building and fully furnished.
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.
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.
Van der Velde Boeken not only sells books, but many more fun such as cozy board games, fun movies, long play plates and gadgets.
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.
Experience the hospitality in this B&B located in a historic mansion where you will be welcomed, slept in delicious beds and rich breakfast.
This historic hotel is not only beautiful, it also has beautiful rooms with palaeise feel and a restaurant in 18th century decor.
This boutique hotel is located in one of the most beautiful historic buildings of Leeuwarden. Sleeping in the Cats room exceeds all your expectations.
An evening of enjoying delicious organic dishes at By Ús. Thanks to the cooperation with regional companies, the products are fresh.
Furnished as a stay for the whole family, together or alone. De Roos is located in a charming house a 10-minute walk from the centre.
Looking for a nice gift or something unique for your interior? Get inspired and take a look at the cosy, homely shop Tres Jolie.
Enjoy royal in an 18th century palace at Us Heit. The delicious culinary delights are provided by chek-chef Jelmer Haga.
In the World of Tea, the choice is huge from 300 types of loose tea. The real tea lovers can see, smell and taste everything here.
Kelder65 has a unique look due to the low ceiling and the atmospheric décor. Here you can have a nice drink or lunch with your company.
Here you can enjoy a tasty lunch or a delicious High Tea in historic atmospheres. The atmospheric decor and the lovely terrace complete it.
At Jolijt you look your eyes out with all the beautiful products of different brands, you smell delicious smells and there is a cozy music on it.
For more than 140 years, the Oranje Hotel has been decorating the city centre. It offers stylish rooms with state-of-the-art facilities, a nice terrace and more.
The smallest Art Nouveau theatre in Europe. In the magical monumental building you can enjoy concerts, theatre, cabaret, lectures and exhibitions.
In this large somewhat older parking garage there is almost always a place to find. The city centre can be reached quickly on foot from the south.
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.
In the car park behind the Station Leeuwarden you can park your car cheaply. The walk to the city centre takes a quarter of an hour.
Parking on the north side of the city is great in this spacious car park near the Jumbo. The walk to the centre runs through the Voorstreek.
Full of enthusiasm, the staff of the VVV informs you about everything there is to experience in the area of catering, sightseeing and shopping.
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