Leeuwarden is a great city offering a wide range of experiences. Whether it’s shopping, a night out, a museum visit or a theatre performance, there’s something for everyone. Leeuwarden’s lively, historic city centre has a lot on offer. The city has two cinemas, the Harmonie City Theatre and countless venues like Club Noa, the best discotheque in The Netherlands.
|Culture in Leeuwarden
Did you know that Leeuwarden was a royal seat in historic times? The history of the court of Nassau in Leeuwarden is clearly in evidence in the city, in the form of the Stadhouderlijkhof Palace, the Princessehof and the old coach house.
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|Events in Leeuwarden
Leeuwarden is a dynamic city with a packed annual calendar of entertaining events. In fact, in 2009, Leeuwarden was number 1http://www.easytranslation.nl/diensten/nederlands/vertalen-nederlands-frans in terms of the number of organized events. The Capital of Friesland has both one-off events and annually recurring events such as the Fries Straatfestival and the Noordelijk Filmfestival.
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Leeuwarden offers a broad choice of destinations: cosy eateries, bars and clubs are easy to find in the capital of Friesland. There’s no shortage of great venues on the canals of the Nieuwestad or on the Hofplein and Gouveneursplein. In addition, there are two large cinemas and an art film house.
Shopping in Leeuwarden
Whether you want to shop in the historic centre or buy something at one of the shopping plazas in the city, Leeuwarden caters for every shopping need. There are supermarkets and home furnishing boulevards – but also quaint old shops, surrounded by the nicest places to eat and drink.
|‘The Nicest Shopping Street in The Netherlands’
Since the start of 2011, Leeuwarden may proudly call itself the city with the most enjoyable shopping street in the entire country. The Kleine Kerkstraat received this sought-after award in 2011. Another reason for Leeuwarden to rightly call itself the best shopping city in the North.Useful information