The inner city of Leeuwarden, or ‘Ljouwert’ as the Frisians call it, is one of Holland’s best kept secrets. It is the city in which the famous graphic artist M.C. Escher and the mysterious exotic dancer Mata Hari were born. Go on a shopping spree in the narrow shopping streets, enjoy a boat tour of the centuries old canals, and discover the cultural roots of Friesland at the Fries Museum. 

5 tips for dining out in Leeuwarden

Discover the best and most unique restaurants in Leeuwarden.

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5 tips for an overnight stay in Leeuwarden

Discover the best hotels for an unforgettable stay in Leeuwarden.

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Frisian Towns and Lakes Tour

6 days of cycling through all the peace, quiet and history of Friesland.

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Spending the night near Leeuwarden

Would you prefer to spend the night outside the city? Find the most attractive, special and best hotels and holiday homes near Leeuwarden.

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Museums in Leeuwarden