Leeuwarden The Essential
Interesting
Once the former residence of the Frisian stathouders, today it is the capital and cultural centre of Friesland. It is a dynamic and attractive town with pretty canals and many historic buildings. Leeuwarden is famous as the departure and return point for the tour of eleven towns but owes its reputation to the important place it occupies in the dairy industry in the Netherlands. Mata Hari and M.C. Escher are among the famous people born in Leeuwarden.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Leeuwarden
Fries Museum / Verzetsmuseum
Fries Museum / Verzetsmuseum
This museum occupies two historic houses
120 minutes
Museum Het Princessehof (Dutch Ceramics Museum)
Museum Het Princessehof (Dutch Ceramics Museum)
This 17C palace, the former residence of
120 minutes
Waag
Waag
This red brick construction dates from
Fries Natuurmuseum
Fries Natuurmuseum
Located in an old orphanage from the 17C
60 minutes
Grote Kerkstraat
Grote Kerkstraat
The tall where Mata Hari lived has
15 minutes
Hofplein
Hofplein
This square is dominated by the town
15 minutes