Summer in Leeuwarden

Discover Friesland’s city to be: starting and ending place of the renowned Elfstedentocht, city of creative people such as Escher, and above all… European Capital of Culture 2018!

Have the time of your life in our city!

No other place has a summer as beautiful as Leeuwarden. We would love for you to experience this. Discover the city via it’s canals by praam (a type of flatboat), climb our Tower of Pisa, Oldehove, and enjoy delightful concerts in our city park De Prinsentuin.

Would you prefer something more adventurous? Grab your sup (Stand Up Paddling) and explore the inner city in an awesome way! You can enjoy a drink at our one and only city beach afterwards. Would you like to do something cultural? Visit the Frisian Museum and allow yourself to be seduced by Mata Hari.

Ready for mind-blowing concerts? Come and visit one of our (inter-)national festivals or take a peek at our music stages during the night’s small hours.