Leeuwarden, the capital city of Friesland, is located in the north of the Netherlands. Leeuwarden is a historic city in which the unique language and culture of Friesland can be explored. The city is known for being home to many interesting buildings, including the Kanselarij (the former chancellery).
- Kanselarij in Leeuwarden
- Stadhouderlijk hof
- Church of St Bonifatius
- Take a trip to Leeuwarden’s cattle market, the largest market of its kind in the Netherlands
- Visit the Froskepôlemolen and be amazed at the last surviving windmill in Leeuwarden
- Watch the Cambuur Leeuwarden football team in action
Summers in Leeuwarden are cool, with temperatures reaching average highs of 20ºC (68ºF), while winters are mild, with average lows of 0ºC (32ºF). Precipitation occurs throughout the year, with the summer and autumn months tending to experience more precipitation in comparison to the rest of the year.
Getting There & Around
Leeuwarden’s closest major airport is Groningen Airport Eelde, 54 km (34 miles) from the city centre. Hired cars and taxis are available at the airport. Travellers to Leeuwarden may choose to fly into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and take the direct intercity service that connects to Leeuwarden.
Visitors can get around Leeuwarden by hired car or city buses. The majority of the bus lines in Leeuwarden are operated by Connexxion; the others are operated by Qbuzz. Arriva trains are in frequent operation around Leeuwarden and its surroundings.
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