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Preparing your trip to Leeuwarden: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. The easiest way to get to Leeuwarden is from Amsterdam, as the cities are connected by railway. Many tourists prefer a car ride along the dam, which is considered an important local attraction.
2. The main form of public transport in the city is the buses. In some areas, important sights are very close, so it is convenient to walk around on foot.
3. Those who are used to renting a car for a vacation should take into account that there are very few surface parking lots in Leeuwarden. It's recommended to choose underground parkings, which are much more affordable than those above ground.
4. A private car would be useful to tourists who are going to actively explore the city's outskirts and surroundings. Many interesting farms and nature reserves can be found there.
5. The most common mode of transport among locals is the bicycle, literally all major roads have special bicycle paths. Tourists will have the opportunity to use the services of one of the rental points. Copyright
6. Taxi services are very expensive in the city, a five-kilometer trip will cost about 15 euros. Taxi can only be beneficial for those traveling as a large group.
7. A significant part of popular local hotels is housed in unique historic buildings and is distinguished by appropriate thematic design. Although rooms are relatively inexpensive in such hotels, there are budget hotels and even hostels among them.
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8. Local restaurants are distinguished by rather high prices so budget tourists should pay attention to farmers' shops and markets. They sell fresh dairy and meat products, excellent bread and seasonal vegetables.
9. In Leeuwarden, most interesting festivals and holidays take place in the summer and are usually organized in the open air. Fans of event tourism should plan a trip for this period.
10. Leeuwarden cannot be called a typical tourist city, most travelers visit it during festivals. The city's streets are not crowded with tourists even in summer, and there are no long lines in museums.
11. Locals still use the Frisian language to communicate with each other. It may not be very clear even to those who are fluent in Dutch. The majority of townspeople speak English well.
12. Active tourists should definitely visit the train station. It houses one of the city's best bike rental offices. Here you can also get detailed city maps and booklets describing local attractions.
13. The city is distinguished by a rather calm atmosphere, fans of evening walks can safely choose any streets and areas of interest. In public places, it is worthwhile to observe basic safety measures and watch personal belongings.
14. From the city, you can easily reach the Frisian Islands by ferry. Each one has its unique historical charm and unique attractions.
15. Looking for the most original souvenirs, it's worth checking out vinyl record stores whose concentration in Leeuwarden is higher than in many other cities of the country. They sell not only vinyls and discs but also original thematic paraphernalia.
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