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Stay in Leeuwarden

There has never been a better time to visit Leeuwarden as it's the European Capital of Culure 2018!

Celebrating its European Capital of Culture of 2018 with hundreds of events, there has never been a better time to visit Leeuwarden (or as the Frisians call it: ‘Ljouwert’). Famous artists like M.C. Escher and the exotic dancer Mata Hari were born in this historical city. Feel free to join the various program of (cultural) activities taking place across Leeuwarden and Friesland and get more closely involved with our cultural heritage. The city center welcomes you for a whole day of shopping where you can walk through the narrow shopping streets or alongside of the centuries old canals. Do not forget to put the Fries Museum on your to-do list where you can discover the roots of Friesland. Definitely worth a visit!

You'll be able to add mobility equipment later on in the booking request process. 

 

 

Wheelchair accessible toilet Wheelchair accessible room Wheelchair accessible bathroom Elevator Accessible restaurant or terrace Accessible no steps 

Where will I stay?

This offer includes a stay in one of the accessible three or four star hotels of Leeuwarden which offers spacious rooms and adaptive bathrooms. From your hotel you can easily explore the city or the countryside of the province Friesland. Discover the center that is still the best kept secret of the Netherlands with a tower that is leaning, curved ánd unfinished.

Once we have received your request, we will determine which hotel best fits your wishes and needs. 

Accessibility information

The selection of hotels in Leeuwarden have accessible, spacious rooms and are equipped with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. For more details, email to info@accessibletravelnl.com.

How to get there?

Regular and wheelchair accessible taxi's can be arranged upfront.

What activities can I do?

Get to know more about Leeuwarden during a guided tour through the city. You can either do this by foot or by bike! The so called Riksja bike has a comfortable bench in front of the bike and is especially made for people with limited mobility. Either way, your guided tour will let you discover the historical city center and other interesting sights. 

Interested in more tours and activities? The below accessible highlights and museums in and around Leeuwarden are definitely worth a visit:

  • Frisian Museum (Friesmuseum): this museum is located in Leeuwarden and brings you back to the ancient history of Friesland. It tells you stories about Friesland’s eleven cities and the countryside, the love-hate relationship that Frisians have with water, and the quest to define Frisian culture and Friesland’s position in the world.
  • The Oldehove: despite the fact that the tower is leaning, curved ánd unfinished, the tower is also known as the pearl of Leeuwarden. ‘I feel rather homesick, when I cannot see the Oldehove’, is a well-known saying in the local dialect.
  • Ceramics museum Princessehof: in the 18th century city palace, The Princessehof, are the finest ceramics collected. Discover the largest and most varied collection of Chinese porcelain in the Netherlands and more collections of famous artists like Picasso, Karel Appel and Lucebert.
  • Blokhuispoort: a former prison building that was also used as a type of fort during the 15th century by the Saxons. The building is at the moment rented to cultural entrepreneurs, but still open for visitors and definitely a must-see..
  • The Weigh house (waag) is one of the most iconic buildings of Leeuwarden. In earlier days traders had to weigh their goods here before they were allowed to sell it on the market.
  • The Chancellery (Kanselarij): The court of Friesland was situated here from 1515 to 1811 and was the highest legal authority of Friesland. 

If you would like to do one of these tours or visit the highlights above, please let us know so we can arrange this for you. 

Also, have a look on the website of Friesland.nl/en where you can even find more information you need during your stay in Leeuwarden and surroundings. 

 

Leeuwarden Street Festival Ceramics Museum Leeuwarden Leeuwarden Fries Museum

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Prices always depend on seasonality and high demand periods. Shown prices are indications, you will receive a travel proposal with the actual prices after having discussed your wishes and preferences.

Foto source: Friesland.nl by Theo de Witte

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