Practical information for Leeuwarden

On this page you find all sorts of useful information for your city trip to Leeuwarden. Information that helps you easily find tourist points, train stations and convenient places to park your car.

Tourist information points in Leeuwarden


Full of enthusiasm, the staff of the VVV informs you about everything there is to experience in the area of catering, sightseeing and shopping.


Public transport in city center

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 over 5 minutes.


Parking in and around the center

The overview below shows a number of suggested parking places in and around the center of Leeuwarden. An extensive list of parking options and prices can be found at: centrumparkeren and prettigparkeren.

Parkeergarage De Klanderij

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.


P+R Station Leeuwarden

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.


Parkeergarage Hoeksterend

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.


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.


Opening hours shopping

The overview below contains the usual opening hours for shops in the city center of Leeuwarden.

Monday 13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00 - shopping evening
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saterday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00


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