CULTURAL CAPITAL 2018
Leeuwarden is the proud capital of Friesland! It is the starting and finishing point of the Elfstedentocht (Eleven cities tour). It's full of surprises, and has a green and atmospheric centre. Leeuwarden is booming! The evidence? Leeuwarden has been chosen as the Capital of Culture for 2018.
Leeuwarden has been chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2018. Under the name Leeuwarden – Fryslân 2018, the city and the province show what makes Leeuwarden and Friesland special with an artistically promising programme.
For more information, please visit www.2018.nl
Even if you're not attending an event, the city is well worth a visit. You'll find many monumental buildings on the canals in the centre. Leeuwarden's royal past means there are many wonderful places to visit. The Prinsentuin city park includes Leeuwarden's most beautiful harbour, and there plenty of opportunities for shopping, visiting the cinema, or eating in one of the many restaurants.