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City break in Leeuwarden. Active leisure ideas for Leeuwarden - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Het water van Leeuwarden Leeuwarden offers its guests excellent conditions for an active, exciting vacation. Within the city, you will find numerous entertainment centers to suit every taste, and out of it, there are magnificent parks and reserves. The largest and most popular park is De Groene Ster formed in the 60s of the last century. Now the park occupies an area of about 1,000 hectares, it is a real multipurpose outdoor recreation center. It boasts many hiking and cycling trails, as well as well-equipped areas for picnicking and playing sports games.
Leeuwarden is the capital of the province of Friesland, so in addition to traditional Dutch food, you can also try original Friesian dishes in local restaurants. Such include a variety of … Open
The main decoration of the park is magnificent ponds and lakes, on the banks of which comfortable beaches are equipped in the warm season. Everyone can enjoy many spacious areas with a soft lawn, which are especially popular among tourists with children. Besides that, several pastures can be found in the park. A few years ago, a large water park opened in this picturesque place. A prestigious golf center called Green Star is located here too. In the summer, several campsites open in the park so all nature enthusiasts have the opportunity to stay in the picturesque corner for a few days.
Not far from the city center is the charming Prinsentuin Park surrounded by numerous canals. A large complex of defensive structures was once located on the site of the park, but with the advent of peace, it lost its original significance. All the structures were dismantled to arrange a wonderful English landscape park instead. The park is adorned with beautiful trees brought from various parts of the world and a lake with a fountain in the middle. There is no better place for relaxing in a peaceful atmosphere and leisurely walks. Today, one of the most popular restaurants in town is open here. In summer, vacationers are offered boat rides on the city's canals. Copyright
Leeuwarden Residents are known for cherishing their traditions, hard work and an indifferent attitude to modern cultural trends. In 2018, the city was declared the cultural capital of … Open
The city also offers AquaZoo Friesland, a wonderful aquarium where visitors can see rare inhabitants of the North Sea. The AquaZoo houses a large indoor pavilion with aquariums presenting the rarest deep-sea fauna. A large outdoor area with swimming pools located here became home to fur seals. Interesting shows are held for visitors every day, they are also told about the features of marine fauna and the main environmental problems of our time.
Gabbemagasthuis Tourists visiting the city in the warm season shouldn't miss the opportunity to take part in exciting boat tours. The city has several specialized companies organizing this kind of tours. Here you can choose trips along the city's canals or North Sea tours, which may last all day. During the excursions, tourists can admire a huge dam, see the sights located off the coast of Leeuwarden, as well as get to the nearby islands, each of which boasts no less unique attractions.
In the very heart of the city is one of its main historical symbols - the “falling” De Oldehove Tower. The erection of the church tower began in the first half of the 16th century. Now … Open
A must-have for gamblers is Holland casino Leeuwarden. It is relatively small but offers visitors a decent selection of gaming tables and slot machines for every taste. The casino is mainly visited by locals, as well as residents of neighboring towns. People come here not only to play but also to have fun, as there is an excellent bar in the casino.
Leeuwarden Monkey Town is a very popular entertainment center among tourists with children. It is largely focused on small kids for whom safe soft rides and playgrounds are equipped here. Here you will find trampolines, ball pits, and various sports attractions, as well as several well-equipped playgrounds for the smallest ones. A cafe is open in the monkey center for the convenience of its visitors.
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 … Open
The most popular night club in town is Neushoorn, which is often visited by fans of rock and other heavy music genres. Modern musicians perform here regularly so you can enjoy interesting entertainment programs while tasting the best Dutch beers. The club is also distinguished by a very interesting thematic atmosphere that would appeal to fans of various musical styles. A calmer and more romantic atmosphere is offered by Cafe de Kantelaar. It delights guests with a large selection of signature cocktails and elite alcohol, carefully selected music and chic glamorous-style decor. This club located on one of the central streets is popular with people of all ages.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Leeuwarden and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Leeuwarden
♥   National Park 'De Alde Feanen' , 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Lauwersmeer' , 30.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schiermonnikoog' , 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Drents-Friese Wold' , 48.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Weerribben-Wieden' , 58.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Leeuwarden
♥   Amusement park 'Kameleondorp' Terhorne, 18.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Familiepark Nienoord' Leek, 39 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Duinen Zathe' Appelscha, 44.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Verkeerspark Assen' Assen, 55 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Sprookjeshof' Zuidlaren, 59.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Leeuwarden
♥   Water park 'Aqua Mexicana' Slagharen, 81.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquaventura' Hellendoorn, 99.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'WipeOut Zoelen' , 143.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Dutch Water Dreams' Zoetermeer, 155.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Leeuwarden
♥   Restaurant 'De Vijf Sinnen' Weidum. Type - Market cuisine. 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'de Vrijheid' Grou. Type - Modern cuisine. 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Oostergoo' Grou. Type - Classic cuisine. 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Het Spijshuys' Boornbergum. Type - Modern cuisine. 20.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Herberg van Smallingerland' Rottevalle. Type - Modern cuisine. 20.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Leeuwarden - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Leeuwarden - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Leeuwarden?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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