See & do
Eating & drinking
Leeuwarden boasts countless restaurants that serve a wide range of international fare, from very affordable (Mauritshuis) to Michelin-star restaurants (élevé). One special location is the restaurant Proefverlof in a former prison. Lunch? Find a sandwich shop and order a typical Dutch ‘cheese sandwich’.
Where to stay
5 tips for an overnight stay in Leeuwarden
Discover the best hotels for an unforgettable stay in Leeuwarden.
Spend a night in prison
Get your own alibi and spend a night in the Alibi Hostel where the former cells have been transformed into sleeping quarters.
Hotel Post Plaza
The characteristic hotel Grand Hotel Plaza is situated in the 18th-century building. It has modern rooms, a luxurious wellness center and its own garden with an outdoor café.
Where is what?
Transport in Leeuwarden
By public transport
Leeuwarden is easily accessible by public transport. The train station is within walking distance from the city center and is the railway hub of the province of Friesland.
Follow the P-route to one of the car parks. The signs will tell you how many parking spaces are available.
Transport in Holland
Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.