Fun City Trip to Leeuwarden

City Trip Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden is fun, cozy, and there's plenty to do. But let's be honest, you first need to get there. We promise you that it's worth it when you come to Leeuwarden from Schiphol (Amsterdam), other parts of the Netherlands or abroad. Discover here how enjoyable your city trip to Leeuwarden can be. Let's go.

Transportation to Leeuwarden for your City trip

Let's start from the beginning: What is the best way to get from the Randstad to Leeuwarden?

Train: There is a direct train connection from Amsterdam, Utrecht, and other cities in the Randstad area to Leeuwarden. If you're coming from the south, you'll probably need to transfer at Utrecht. The train journey from Amsterdam Centraal (and Schiphol airport) takes approximately two hours.

Car: If you're coming by car from the Randstad, take the A7 highway. This is the fastest way to reach Leeuwarden, and you'll also get to experience the Afsluitdijk along the way, which is an attraction in itself. In case you are coming from Germany, follow your navi.

Bus: There are daily bus connections to Leeuwarden. Check or Google Maps for the most up-to-date travel information.

Transportation to Leeuwarden for your City trip

Fun in Leeuwarden

Once you've found your way to Leeuwarden, the fun can begin. Did you know that we sell wine in cans? After enjoying a drink from our shop in your room, you'll be fully prepared. The first evening is all about enjoyment—whether it's indulging in delicious Italian food in a great restaurant around the corner from the hotel or heading straight to the pub, the choice is yours.

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Fun in Leeuwarden

Wake up peacefully and explore the city

After a more than excellent night's sleep in our comfy beds, it's time for breakfast. You can either visit our shop or try one of the trendy breakfast spots that Leeuwarden has to offer. For example, The Bakery, Bagels & Beans, or the Douwe Egberts Café. Saturday is the perfect day for a visit to the Fries Museum to get your dose of Frisian culture and history. Additionally, the city is always lively and charming with its delightful boutiques and shops.

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Wake up peacefully and explore the city

Inspiration for day 2 and 3

Need inspiration for day 2 and 3 of your city trip? Here are some activities you can do in Leeuwarden:

  • Explore the historic city center with its canals and monuments.
  • Visit the Fries Museum for art, culture, and history.
  • Explore the Natuurmuseum Fryslân.
  • Go shopping in the various boutiques and shops (tip).
  • Indulge in Friesian delicacies at one of the restaurants or cafes.
  • Rent bikes and discover the surroundings, including the National Park De Alde Feanen.
  • Take a street art tour through Leeuwarden including the works of famous artist Roy Schreuder.
  • Join a bike tour of Leeuwarden (Led by an enthusiastic local, this is the ideal way to discover the city. After this bike tour, you'll have a great impression of the beautiful Frisian capital.)
Inspiration for day 2 and 3

Lunch in Leeuwarden

End your last day with a delightful lunch in the city, and you'll undoubtedly leave Leeuwarden with a smile on your face. In short, Leeuwarden is definitely worth a visit. Whether you're arriving by train, car, or bus, there are plenty of options to reach this charming city. Upon arrival, you can indulge in delicious food and drinks, explore its rich culture and history, and experience the vibrant atmosphere of the city. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your city trip to Leeuwarden and discover for yourself how enjoyable this city can be!

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Lunch in Leeuwarden

Good to know

What if I arrive early?

We understand that you want to make the most out of the day and arrive early. Good to know; once your room is ready, 15:00 at latest, you will receive an e-mail with your digital key to enter the building and your room. If you arrive early, just ring the doorbell and our host can let you in and you can relax in the living room or explore Leeuwarden. 

Where to relax after a day of exploring?

In our epic Living Room! When you’re back from your adventures, all you want is to take a break and relax. The living room is there to share your stories and adventures. Grab a cold drink from our in house shop, and sit back. 

Need help?

Our Vie Via host is ready to rumble from 7:00 until 23:00 in the living room. He's like a concierge, but not as you know it. He can find you all the hidden gems, hottest parties and best places to go to, but you can also ask him to change a lightbulb or make you a coffee in the morning in the shop. 

Where to park?

We are surrounded by several public parking garages. Parking garage Zaailand is 24/7 open. Daily rates around € 15.

House Rules

Yes, we do have some rules. Please check this document

I need multiple rooms

Make every reservation seperately so that every individual will receive the digital key in their own mailbox. If you need more that 10 rooms, feel free to contact us at