The historic capital of Friesland is known by many names; Leeuwarden, Ljouwert, Liwwadden or Lintwarde. The historical city center of Leeuwarden is one of the best-kept secrets of the Netherlands.
In 2018, Leeuwarden along with the province of Friesland was chosen as the Cultural Capital of Europe. This marked the beginning of a cultural movement; cultural events, street art, and museums coupled with a rich historic heritage that goes back to the 15th Century.
Leeuwarden is home to over 800 Rijksmonuments (National Heritage sites), the iconic leaning tower of the city Oldehove, and the birthplace of Mata Hari, the famous Dutch exotic dancer.
Visit us in Leeuwarden during the 2022 European Mentoring Summit for a Dutch travel experience like no other.