can be easily reached by car. Although these days, rush hour
traffic is similar to what you’ll find in any other major city.
At the same time many tourists come to Leeuwarden via the water
ways. Many recreational boat travelers spend their summers
docked at the Prinsentuin. Summer days can be pretty busy and a
lot of fun.
The Prinsentuin garden has an historical connection with the
Nassau family of Orange (the Royal family). It was designed by
the famous landscape architect Roodbaard.
If you start your city tour by climbing the leaning tower,
Oldehove, you can enjoy a beautiful overview of the entire
The Oldehove (a tower that’s missing its top) has been the
beacon of Leeuwarden for centuries.
Its height of about 40 meters was once considered extreme
but is dwarfed nowadays by the office giants of Avero and
Achmea (in the city center) at respectively 75 and 114
meters tall. Climb the Oldehove. It's
The streets surrounding the Oldehove have been enriched in
recent years with a diversity of restaurants and pubs. At any
one of these you can enjoy yourself outside on a terrace or
inside at a comfortable table. But we’re not there yet - first
we’ll go into the busy city center and see some of the sites.
can click on the 4 photos
at the bottom of each page.