Leeuwarden, Holland, is a modern city these days, but its charming city center dates back to the 16th century, peppered with
boat-lined canals, city walls and museums.
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Visit Leeuwarden, Holland
Located in the north of Holland, Leeuwarden is the capital city of the Dutch province of Freezeland. Only one hour by car from Amsterdam, it’s the cultural heart of the province of Freezeland.
These days Leeuwarden is a modern city but with a charming 16th century city center peppered with markets both line, canals, city walls and museums. Leeuwarden has almost 100,000 inhabitants, almost one quarter of which is international students.
The best way to get around is by biker or on foot. The building of Leeuwarden started in the 13th century on Tree Hill to protect it from the nearby sea. The ancient cities culture includes its own freeze language and typical sports and events.
The business and shopping center is growing fast as there a large expo in world trade center. There are many monuments, museums, restaurants, café’s, theaters and a great city park in harbor.
Tourists love to visit quite shopper friendly Leeuwarden with its regal and ornate architecture and sea fearing ambiance that oozes character and charm.