The 18 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Leeuwarden

The beautiful city centre of Leeuwarden is full of canals, monuments and sights. The Jacobijnerkerk is one of the most famous monuments of the Frisian city. You can't miss the Waag and the Oldehoven, the crooked tower. From the Oldehoven you have a beautiful view over Leeuwarden and the surrounding area. As far as museums are concerned, Leeuwarden also has plenty of choice with the Fries Museum, Princessehof ceramics museum and Natuurmuseum Fryslân. Choose your favourite spots and experience an unforgettable day in Leeuwarden.

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Sint Bonifatiuskerk

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.

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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.

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Pier Pander Museum

Located in the Prinsentuin, this museum showcases the work from the estate of the Frisian sculptor Pier Pander. Please note the limited opening hours.

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Keramiekmuseum Princessehof

In the Princessehof ceramics museum you will find ceramic works by leading artists such as Karel Appel, Picasso, Lucebert and Armando.

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Monique shows you the beautiful Leeuwarden

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Galerie de Roos van Tudor

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

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Natuurmuseum Fryslân

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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Fries Museum

Do you want to learn more about Friesland during a nice day in the city? Then visit the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden.

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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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Our recommendations for a delicious lunch in Leeuwarden

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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.

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The Stadhuis is located right in the centre of Leeuwarden. This beautiful building was built in 1715 and has had many changes over time.

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It used to be a lot of action, weighed and measured here. Nowadays, an atmospheric lunchroom is housed in this centuries-old building.

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Museum de Grutterswinkel

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

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Nice B&B's in the city center of Leeuwarden

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De Oldehove

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

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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.

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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.



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


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.


Designed For Maria Vintage Clothing

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

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