Things to see and do - Leeuwarden
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Leeuwarden Travel guide
Leeuwarden : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Leeuwarden : Things to see and do
NL - 8911 DZ Leeuwarden
This 17C palace, the former residence of Princess Marie-Louise of Hesse-Cassel, today houses the Ceramics Museum. The collections in this museum are especially rich: porcelain and stoneware coming from Asia (Japan, China) and europe (Italy, Netherlan..
TurfMarkt 11 NL - 8900 CE Leeuwarden
This museum occupies two historic houses: the Eysingahuis (late 18C) and the impressive Chancellerie ( Kanselarij, 1566). Its varied collections illustrate Friesian culture, history and art: remains from archaeological excavations, objects and photos..
NL - 8911 Leeuwarden
This Gothic brick tower has remained unfinished because of the instability of the ground, which is why it leans so much. From the top there is a beautiful view of the town. On a clear day, you can even see the Wadden islands. Close by, the old wooded..
Hofplein 29 NL - 8911 HJ Leeuwarden
The 4-star Hotel- Paleis Stadhouderlijk Hof situated in the capital of Friesland epitomizes the region’s historic grandeur. Guests benefit from free Wi-Fi during their stay. The premises were in fact a palace owned by the Dutch royal family until 19..
Europaplein 20 NL - 8915 CL Leeuwarden
Eurohotel is situated only a 5-minute walk from Leeuwarden's WTC Expo and features free Wi-Fi. It has a restaurant which serves Frisian specialities, seasonal dishes and a Bourgondian buffet. Each of the rooms at Eurohotel has a private bathroom wit..
Eewal 73 NL - 8911 GS Leeuwarden
Hotel ‘t Anker is a low-budget hotel set in 4 typical townhouses. It lies in the middle of the characteristic city centre of Leeuwarden and offers both budget as more expensive rooms, all with free Wi-Fi access. The rooms come with a seating corner,..
Rengerslaan 8 NL - 8917 DD Leeuwarden
Stationsweg 4 NL - 8911 AG Leeuwarden
Heliconweg 52 NL - 8914 AT Leeuwarden
The skyline of Leeuwarden shows itself in all of its glory and in the distance you can see the flash of the lighthouses; welcome to Élevé, the restaurant (with a brasserie) on the eleventh floor of the hotel WTC. The owner is a born host and the food..
Tweebaksmarkt 25 NL - 8911 KW Leeuwarden
Korfmakersstraat 17 NL - 8911 LA Leeuwarden
A modern yet subtle décor. Only a "surprise" menu, that focuses on high quality produce. The owner is behind the stove and the sommelier waits on the tables.
Over de Kelders 24 NL - 8911 JG Leeuwarden
Produce of high quality and the precious experience of the managers turn this restaurant into a good address in town. Unpretentious but warm atmosphere, contemporary menu.