Why wait until 2018?


Welcoming Sinterklaas

Welcome Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) and his helpers! Sing to St. Nicholas as he docks in the Prinsentuin or as he rides his horse Amerigo through the atmospheric city centre.

  • Sat 18 Nov 2017
  • Prinsentuin

Northern Film Festival

Enjoy public films, special premieres, musical movies and much more. Discover the most talked about cinema during the biggest film festival in the northern Netherlands.

  • 08 - 12 Nov 2017
  • Harmonie

Christmas Market at the Blokhuispoort

The former medieval prison is transformed into a delightful Christmas market. Wander around, enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and enjoy delicious snacks and mulled wine.

  • 16 - 17 Dec 2017
  • Blokhuispoort

Mata Hari, the myth and the girl

On October 14, 2017, one hundred years after her death, the Frisian Museum opens the largest Mata Hari exhibition to date. You get to know Margaretha Zelle, the girl behind the iconic Mata Hari, through her personal belongings, photographs, scrapbooks, letters, and military files. Join her on her journey from her birth place Leeuwarden to the Dutch East Indies, where fate stalks her. Experience her glorious rise in the Parisian dance theatres and discover the web of intrigue that ensnares her during the First World War.

  • 13 Oct 2017 - 01 Apr 2018
  • Fries Museum