LEEUWARDEN - THE CAPITAL OF FRIESLAND
Leeuwarden is the capital of Friesland, or Fryslan, as we like to say. The people who live and work in Leeuwarden are incredibly proud of their city. That's because Ljouwert (Leeuwarden) is special and because we do things just a little different from everywhere else. Because we have our own language, but above all because it's a beautiful city. We are obviously biased, but we definitely believe Leeuwarden is the place to be.
Did you know that Leeuwarden - and Friesland - will be the European Capital of Culture in 2018? That year, we're going to celebrate 20x bigger, like the Elfstedentocht, so you know what we're talking about. The entire province will focus on showing you what we've got. You obviously don't need to wait until 2018 to come and visit our town; now is as good a time as any to come over and test us out in advance.