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LEEUWARDEN, THE NETHERLANDS Leeuwarden is a town in Holland. It is also the administrative center of Friesland province. The population of the town estimated 88.7 thousands of people in 1970.

Leeuwarden is an important crossing of railway lines and channels. In this place are well-developed such industries as metal processing and food (mostly milk) industry. In Leeuwarden is also located the University of Economy and Technology.
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 modern territory of Leeuwarden was inhabited already in X century (however, newest data received from the excavations proves this town existed already in II century). Leeuwarden got the status of the town only in 1435. As the town had a beneficial location on the disappeared Middelzee River (on the area where the river flows into the sea), Leeuwarden quickly became a large center of trading. However, in XV the river drained and this caused economic decline of the town. During World War II this place was occupied by the Germans.
Among the main sights of Leeuwarden are the building of the former chancery, Kanselarij, the old market of the town named Waag, St. Boniface Church and a falling town Oldehove.

In 1954 in the town was installed the monument devoted to a cow. The foundation of the monument has a craving that is translated as “Our mother” – a short and clear definition of the approach to this animal in Leeuwarden. 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
Each year a huge domino festival takes place in Leeuwarden. On this day here are set up international records concerning the number of falling domino pieces that feature domino principle. The participants of the event spend days building sequences of domino pieces that than fall. The latest world record was set up in 2009. On that year the number of falling domino pieces was equal to 4 491 863.
Ljouwert \/ Leeuwarden In the city, the building of the old town hall was preserved. Its construction began in 1715 by a talented local carpenter named Klas Bokes Balk. Now the Town Hall is a fairly large and complex architectural center. For hundreds of years of its existence, several additional housings have been completed. A distinctive feature of the historic building is large windows, due to which it looks less strict and formal than it could.
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
Not far from the town hall is another iconic historical facility - the Fletcher Hotel - Paleis Stadhouderlijk Hof. This is one of the oldest hotels in the city. Until 1971, it was in the possession of the royal family. In front of the hotel, there are several beautiful monuments dedicated to outstanding counts and residents of the city. The main symbol of the historic hotel is a tree that was planted on its territory in 1898 in honor of the coronation of Wilhelmina. Now this tree is encircled by a beautiful fence. For locals, it continues to be an important national symbol.
An interesting feature of Leeuwarden is the diversity of unusual monuments. With each of them, there is bound to be an interesting story. The search for such monuments often turns into a fascinating quest for tourists. On the market square, you can see the monument to Het Friese Paard, which was opened in 1981 and is dedicated to the Friesian horse. Nearby is the monument to De Karnster, which depicts a woman whipping butter. The opening of this monument took place in 1979. It reminds locals and guests of the city that in the 16th century, oil was the main product that was weighed in the nearby Chamber of Commerce. Not far from the channel Korfmakerspijp, you can find a monument to the famous dancer-spy Mata Hari, whose home is the city of 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 … Open
Walking along the historic Voorstreek Street, you can notice a very unusual old building with a bright yellow facade. This building is the main city’s pharmacy, which was built in 1904. Since the construction of this building, it has remained virtually unchanged. On its first floor is still located a pharmacy. It will be interesting to visit inside this pharmacy. They sell excellent natural cosmetics, which will not leave women indifferent.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Leeuwarden
♥   Castle 'Schierstins' , 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Menkemaborg' , 62 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ilpenstein Castle' , 100.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Muiderslot' , 108.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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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

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Schokland and Surroundings

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Within a few years, the authorities decided to turn the island into a cultural center. So, the building of the old church, where the Schokland Museum is located today, was restored. Natuurlijk Schokland company is reviving lost landscapes and the architectural heritage of the island. A lot of deciduous trees were planted, old streets, and some of the buildings were restored at its expenses. There are plans to restore the old harbor and the lighthouse. Schokland has a huge national and patriotic significance for locals. The island remains a symbol of the struggle between people and the water element. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

Hilton has announced that it will soon begin a project to build a new hotel in Kyoto. It will be located in the heart of the city, in the prestigious area of Sanjo-Kawaramachi. Guests will be able to easily reach all areas of interest in the dynamic city, many popular attractions and recreation areas will be within a walking distance from the hotel. Read this


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