Prinsentuin1 | 8911 DE Leeuwarden The Prinsentuin is the city park of Leeuwarden, a great place for hiking, picnicking, sunbathing and to meet friends, in short, to enjoy. There is a romantic music dome where many and often little concerts occur, a beautiful grand café and in addition also the most beautiful marina of the Netherlands. On sunny days the people from Leeuwarden flock here to meet and enjoy the sun. The park is located at the most beautiful marina of Netherlands, in the summer there’s always a pleasant bustle. In July and August each Sunday afternoon Prinsentuin concerts are organized. When you get to the highest point of the estate you have a magnificent view of the water and the city. Behind you will see a temple dedicated to the Frisian sculptor Pier Pander. There’s also a museum dedicated to his work in this park, next to café-restaurant De Koperen Tuin. in front of you, you can see “Us Mem” (our mother), (corner Harlingersingel), a tough cow, the symbol of the Frisian Cattle Syndicate. The people from Leeuwarden named the cow, a nod to statue “Us Heit” (our father) at the town hall.
If you look at Leeuwarden from the water, the Prinsentuin is a great place to moor and an excellent starting point to further explore the city. Those who don’t own a boat, have various options to view Leeuwarden from the water. You can rent a boat and glide through the Prinsentuin by yourself. For those who prefer to be taken around, a flatboat is a nice alternative. The skipper will take you along the many national monuments of the town, while a guide tells all kinds of things about the city. A unique way to explore Leeuwarden from a different point of view. The Prinsentuin was developed in 1648, commissioned by Prince Willem, the family used the space for their own pleasure.