Prinsentuin 1 | Prinsentuin 1 | 8911DE Leeuwarden

Taletún (Language Garden)

In 2018, the Prinsentuin in Leeuwarden will be transformed into the Taletún, full of adventures for children from 0 to 12 years, their older brothers/sisters and their parents/grandparents. Playground features, interactive installations, exciting routes: there’s plenty to do for families and school classes!

The artists Machiel Braaksma, Bouke Groen and Sibe Jan Kramer will design and make various (play) objects. At the same time, Paul van Dijk and Riemkje Pitstra will write special stories. Together, this will lead to fun and enlightening routes. (Young) visitors can play with language, experience language and create language themselves!

Language adventure

For the youngest children (2-6 years), it's all about picture books. They meet Tomke and Rinze de Kikkert. But oh no, they've lost their friends! Can you help them find the Gruffalo, the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Stip the dog? Take part in the story treasure hunt! There's plenty of time for play afterwards. Slightly older children (6-9 years) can experience letter symbols, sounds and words from around the world in a special and playful way. At the end, the thousand-word-book awaits their new words! The older children (9-12 years) can experience an exciting (language) adventure. They explore the country of the “sweet-talkers”. How does being in a country where you can no longer speak your own language affect you? Can we all create a new language together?

Cultural Sundays

Over the course of fifteen Sundays, there will be a special programme for children aged 0-12 and their (grand) parents. On each of these days, you can meet writers, musicians and other performers in the Taletún. Would you like to take part in the language workshops and activities? The programme will be announced in early 2018, but save the date now!


Prinsentuin, Leeuwarden


Open daily from 30 March-28 October 2018

Outside holidays: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Thurs 11:00-21:00 and Sat/Sun 09:30-18:00

During school holidays: Mon-Fri 9:30-18:00, Thurs 9:30-23:00 and Sat/Sun 09:30-18:00

Cultural Sundays on 31 March, 28 April, 5 and 26 May, 30 June, 21 and 28 July, 4/11/18 and 25 August, 1 and 29 September, 20 and 27 October


Afûk, ROC Friese Poort, HCL, BUOG and various shops and cultural partners

Opening times

30/03/2018 tot 27/10/2018

Buiten vakanties: ma t/m vr 09.00-17.00 uur, do 11.00-21.00 uur en za/zo 09.30-18.00 uur In schoolvakanties: ma t/m vr 09.30-18.00 uur, do 09.30-23.00 uur en za/zo 09.30-18.00 uur Culturele zondagen op 31 maart, 28 april, 5 en 26 mei, 30 juni, 21 en 28 juli, 4 / 11 / 18 en 25 augustus, 1 en 29 september, 20 en 27 oktober