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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“Een prachtig museum met oog voor historie en met interessante wisselende tentoonstellingen”
  • 37 locals recommend
National Park
“The dynamic Wadden Sea is a justified asset to the World Heritage List. The 400-kilometre long German-Dutch Wadden coast is so special that everyone really should explore it.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Prachtig deltagebied aan het Wad op de grens van Groningen en Friesland. Beautiful delta region near the Wadden coastal area, on the border of the provinces of Groningen and Friesland.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Zoo
“Real nice spacy zoo where they give shelter to harmed lions, tigers etc and try to rehebilitate them.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Leuke tentoonstelling van het werk van Jopie. Met een audiotour geeft Jopie zelf nog uitleg over de achtergrond van zijn doeken.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Parc Nice for a picknick or reading a book! On sundays in the summer there are concerts close to the restaurant”
  • 16 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Visit 1 of our nice Islands. 1 hour driving, 45 min. Bij ferry from the town Holwerd. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Construction of this leaning, curved and unfinished tower began in 1529. The original plan included attaching a new church to the tower, which would replace the old saint vitus church, but this was never realized. Back in the day people tought the failed tower was emarrassing, nowadays it's Leeuwarden's proud. Fun fact: the Oldehove is more leaning than the Tower of Pisa.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Zoo
“A nice, pretty big zoo. With penguins, polar bears and crocs. Some playgrounds for the kids and a place to eat.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Planetarium
“In the living room of a lovely Friesian canalside house is the world's oldest functioning planetarium. This accurately moving model of the solar system was built between 1774 and 1781 by Eise Eisinga, a wool carder.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“Really nice museum for kids (and parents); our kids love it. There is always a nice exhibition on. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Diner
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“Great value for money for food and great outside seating area. Inside is cosy. Good service. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Het bekende autoluwe Wadden-eiland met haar prachtige natuur in de duinen en op het strand. Kan als dagtocht bezocht worden, maar vertrek dan vroeg en kijk voor veerboot tijden op www.wpd.nl Beautiful Wadden-island with nature reserve and broad sand beach. Island not accessible by car for tourists. Can be visited on a day trip, but leave early and check ferry schedule on www.wpd.nl”
  • 19 locals recommend
Museum
“Unesco World Heritage: Beautiful location to get in touch with the dutch history of managing the water around us. Build in the 1920 with large steam-engines and is still in use. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Route
“The Kleine Kerstraat (Small Churchstreet) is small indeed. And also twice proclaimed best shopping street of the Netherlands! You can find local food here, such as Frisian cheese and Sûkerbôle.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Prachtig bos met enorme beukenbomen. Heerlijk wandelen en eind oktober de natuurmarkt en allerlei activiteiten.”
  • 12 locals recommend