The top 10 from Leeuwarden

What should you really do in Leeuwarden? Below is the top 10 of the most and best-rated activities in Leeuwarden according to the reviews on TripAdvisor (on November 1, 2022). A good indicator for what you absolutely must do in Leeuwarden. You can give 0 to 5 stars on TripAdvisor.

#1 Fries Museum (4,0)
921 reviews on TripAdvisor
This is by far the most rated activity of Leeuwarden on TripAdvisor. On average it scores 4 out of 5 stars. In the museum you will discover Friesland; from history, famous Frisians and modern art to the story of the Second World War. Most people are very positive. If they are negative, it is often because the museum was full and people could not enter. So if you go to this museum while there is a big exhibition, book a ticket online to make sure you can get in on time. The Fries Museum does not have the highest score, but because they have so much more reviews than the rest, they are at number 1. Visit the website…

#2 A Guide to Leeuwarden (4,9)
514 reviews on TripAdvisor
The walking tours (Free Tours) of A Guide to Leeuwarden have the highest rating (4.9) in Leeuwarden. The guides are praised for their enthusiasm, great knowledge and that they take you to places that you would not have found otherwise. In addition, much is written about the positive atmosphere and the humor with which the stories are told, which makes the time fly by. Plus, many reviewers like that you get to choose what you thought the tour was worth afterwards. Visit the website…

#3 Blokhuispoort (4,3)
221 reviews on TripAdvisor
The blokhuispoort is an old prison where the doors are now open. As a movie set some reviewers describe it. You can wander around in a library, café, restaurant and you will also find many shops in the H-wing. The tours by former prison guards (in Dutch) are also praised. Visit the website…

#4 Ceramicmuseum Princessehof (4,2)
257 reviews on TripAdvisor
Described as a must see by many reviewers. To many people’s surprise, the beautiful building in which the museum is located is also the birthplace of the graphic artist M.C. Escher. The large collection of ceramics is praised because it gives you a good overview of the developments over the years. Visit the website…

#5 Oldehove (4,1)
312 reviews on TripAdvisor
The Leaning Tower of Leeuwarden is often compared to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Especially the very friendly tower guards are much praised. A German reviewer regrets that the information is only in Dutch and other reviewers are annoyed by the limited opening hours. Visit the website…

#6 Praamvaren / Boat tours (4,6)
104 reviews on TripAdvisor
The volunteers of the Praamvaren are praised for their friendliness with which they receive their guests and their expertise with which they tell about the history of Leeuwarden. A number of reviewers point out that you mainly sail around the city, while others note that you see different things from the boat than when you walk through the city. Because they only work with volunteers it is very cheap, which many reviewers also appreciate. Visit the website…

#7 Aqua Zoo (3,9)
298 reviews on TripAdvisor
Aqua Zoo is praised because it is a small animal park. You can see the Polar Bear well and the penguins and monkeys just walk through the park. Other visitors find that the animals are difficult to see or say that an animal park is no longer of this time. There are also some negative reactions about people who think the price is not in proportion. Visit the website…

#8 Natuurmuseum Fryslân (4,3)
119 reviews on TripAdvisor
The Fryslân Nature Museum is described as a perfect children’s museum. There are many activities aimed at children and even extra activities during the holidays. The underwater safari is a must, although it is sometimes fully booked. So book online. Visit the website…

#9 Love Fontain (11 fontains) (4,3)
85 reviews on TripAdvisor
Although the fountain has only been in Leeuwaren since 2018, it has already managed to secure a spot in the top 10! It is described as a striking place in Leeuwarden. A place where you should definitely stop by to take a picture. Visit the website…

#10 Museum de Grutterswinkel (4,2)
72 reviews on TripAdvisor
Appreciated by reviewers for the cozy atmosphere and for taking you back to grandmother’s time. The museum is not very big, so you should not expect too much, but it is a nice stopover, say many reviewers. It is also often recommended not to leave the store without buying some old-fashioned candies. Visit the website…

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