A two-day trip:
Two days is a perfect amount of time to get to know the wonders of the compact city of Leeuwarden. With the Campanile Leeuwarden Hotel just a short taxi ride from the city centre why not head there straight away. Its picturesque scene of being entirely surrounded and dissected by water, with big barges nudging their way through, will have you hooked. Why not spend the first day strolling through the centre and soaking up the city’s history, spotting some of the statues of Leeuwarden’s most famous sons and daughters. The character of the town is its real quirk and the outstanding Fries Museum taps into this, delving into the intriguing world of the Frisian culture of the city, showcasing provocative works of art and antiques. Follow this up on day two with a visit to the city’s other excellent museum, Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, and you will be more than satisfied.
A one-week break:
A week’s holiday will give you time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Friesland. The province is most famous for its water – both the sea and its lakes – and its position on the coast provides a great contrast to the city of Leeuwarden. Whether it is sailing the Frisian lakes and canals, swimming or fishing in the Waddensea, or even walking through the Frisian woods, moors or sandy plains, a visit to the province coupled with your stay in Leeuwarden makes for the complete trip. You will even get to try one of the main Frisian attractions – ‘Wadlopen’ – a walk across dried-up sandbanks from the mainland at Holwerd or Wierum to the islands of Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. A walk through one of the world’s most unique natural resorts makes for a truly memorable experience.
A family holiday:
Leeuwarden is a great place to take the family with plenty to do! From a visit to the Aquazoo to trying your hand at scuba diving, you really will find something to suit everyone!