Friesland Convention Partners
Where business meets Friesland
Combine business with the beauty of Friesland’s captivating landscape. Let the tides of inspiration guide your discussions and come explore our close relationship between land and water. This didn’t just shape Fryslân, it also formed the Frisian mentality, and through that the Frisian culture, economy and society. Not only do we want to do things right, but we also want to do the right things. Discover our unique Frisian mentality, our landscape of innovation, education and technology and advanced sustainable businesses.
Friesland is a leader in several knowledge areas; the innovative solutions that Friesland produces in water technology, sustainable agriculture, food issues and circularity have enjoyed international attention for years. Thanks to the large number of research and educational institutions like Wetsus and the Center of Expertise Water Technology, Leeuwarden is the beating heart for talent and activity in the Water Technology area. The title European Capital of Water Technology emphasizes the expertise and innovation in Friesland.
Sustainable agriculture and circularity are also very important in Friesland. As an agri-food province, with the help of the Dairy Campus, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture are improved. And all of this in a sustainable and circular manner. With the aim that Friesland will be the most circular region in Europe by 2025.
Friesland is known for tailor made and joint solutions. Thanks to short lines of communication with professional parties, 293 accommodations and 37 conference room providers, your event will be set up in its own unique way. Because this unicity is what puts this province so much on the map as a congress destination. After all, Friesland is famous for the Frisian flag, the 11 city ice-skating tour “Elfstedentocht” and its beautiful countryside. These unique characteristics and its leading position in key sectors ensured that the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden was named European Capital of Culture in 2018! Friesland will not let go of this pride, as the spectacle will be repeated in 2022, 2025 and 2028 with new worldwide cultural festivities.
The compact region of Friesland is easily accessible and has excellent infrastructure. The province is only about an hour away from the international airport Amsterdam Schiphol. The intercity trains connect Leeuwarden and Heerenveen to the rest of the Netherlands whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery.