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I have lived in Leeuwarden for 3 1/2 years while I was studying Hotel Management here. My first intention with this Leeuwarden page was to put places up of where to go out and to enjoy the nightlife of Leeuwarden. However, I decided to put up some cultural things aswell. When you live in a city, you never really see it's beauty, or is that just my experience??

Every Thursdy night is the night to go out for students. This is also the best evening to enjoy Leeuwarden's nightlife. Usually the evening starts in a pub and then on to a disco. These disco's stay open untill 5:00 in the morning!! After that it is time to enjoy some patat met (french fries and mayo), or a shoarma sandwich...

Brief history of Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden is the age-old capital of Friesland (or Fryslân as called by the Frisians), a province of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Frisians occupy an entirely unique place in the history of Europe. The Frisian passion for freedom and independence has been widely known since the time of the roman empire, whose legions never succeeded in subduing this proud people. This passion is still evident in the preservation of the Frisian language. The Frisians have also been known throughout the centuries as diligent and reliable workers who love their country and its cities and villages. All these characteristics are reflected in the atmosphere of Friesland's capital city.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great Thursday night's nightlife
  • Cons:The city is a bit far away from everything
  • In a nutshell:Spend your whole Thursday in Leeuwarden on a sunny day!!
  • Last visit to Leeuwarden: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • AnnaWb's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 1:40 AM

    I think I'll add something soon to warnings&dangers:) Finding your home after 5am, dark alleys.Brings any memories?

  • aukjejetty's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2003 at 8:58 AM

    Brings back so many memories... I worked in Stadhouderlijk hof for 3 years, it definatly is the most beautiful hotel of Leeuwarden!!

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2003 at 4:05 PM

    I think I'll check out this hotel if I ever visit Leeuwarden!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2003 at 12:11 AM

    Thanks for the resto tips! (Aug 14-2002). This time I read the must sees more carefully. Enjoyed those tips very much, too!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2002 at 10:50 PM

    You certainly would know all the best places to go - good prices too. Happy Birthday.

  • jenn_d's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2002 at 7:49 AM

    Lets See some pics of your city!!

  • Markus24's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2002 at 6:07 AM

    Vat is super! Humpreys wat minder..

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2002 at 4:53 AM

    Het was leuk je ontmoet te hebben in Rotterdam!

  • floss1's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2002 at 10:05 AM

    good information!!!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2002 at 7:04 PM

    Good tips about Leeuwarden! Hope you can make those pics :-)


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