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Sightseeing in Leeuwarden

The Frisian museum

The Frisian museum is only 5 minutes walking from Hotel Oranje and the station. A beautiful museum about Frisia's history, its eleven city's, its countryside, and the Frisians' ambivalent relationship with their watery surroundings.

The great church

The great church or "Jacobijnerkerk" is over 700 years old and the oldest church in Leeuwarden. Inside are the graves of the Frisian members of the Nassau family and the famous Müllerorgan from 1724-1727. The great church is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the city.

The Blokhuispoort

De Blokhuispoort was built in 1499 as a fort. In 1580 it became a prison. In 2007, it became one of Leeuwarden's creative and cultural centers, filled with creative start-ups and interesting little shops. Tours are also available.

The Oldehove

De Oldehove is one of the most characteristic buildings in town. This Leeuwarder ‘tower of Pisa’ was built in 1529, and its top was supposed to become 120 metres. This ambitious plan was cancelled when the tower started to lean after 10 meters already. After 40 metres the construction was halted altogether. De Oldehove is located at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof and open to the public.