15 Things To Do In Leeuwarden – the Capital of Friesland

Leeuwarden is the first town I ever visited in the Netherlands. It's a sleepy little town albeit the capital of Friesland, located in the far North. People from the countryside speak Frisian, referring to Leeuwarden as Ljouwert. Having their own culture, the Northerners like to distinguish themselves from the Southern folks. Indeed Frisians have a very rich heritage shaped by the rough North wind and idyllic green fields. Leeuwarden was voted European Capital of Culture for the year 2018. A trip to the Netherlands can't be done without having a typical Dutch beer like Grolsch or Heineken. Sitting by a canal, enjoying a good beer contributes to the unique Dutch flair. Be careful though, drinking in public is not allowed in most places. Want a Free Tour? Check out … (Continue reading)

A Weekend of Happiness in Leeuwarden

Not many know about Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland. Those who do are either born here, come from the surrounding provinces or are German students. Ut het nooit wat weest, en ut sil nooit wat wurde.   Leeuwarden has never been anything, it is nothing and it will never ever be anything. This is some kind of humorous verdict if you ask a Leeuwarder with less hope how he would describe his city. Those who are more patriotic would say in their defense that Leeuwarden is the heart of Friesland and come up with their awesome cows and not to forget the famous leaning tower. My opinion about Leeuwarden, as a foreigner, is so far positive thanks to being here in the right time, surprisingly. Contrary to the typical Friesian … (Continue reading)