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Studying in Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden is the capital and the economic and cultural centre of the greenest and most beautiful province of the Netherlands; Friesland. Leeuwarden is gaining popularity among students which makes sense since there’s plenty to do in the historical centre.

When the weather is nice the terraces near the canals in the city centre are filled with people. There are several theatres where students can enjoy good movies, music, or musicals. Being a student city, Leeuwarden contains the essentials - pubs and clubs for you to have fun in at the weekends which it has in abundance. The city also has lots of student associations for you to join which allows you to socialise and participate in numerous activities with like-minded people.

Leeuwarden Studiestad

Besides Campus Fryslân, Leeuwarden has several Universities of Applied Sciences. Leeuwarden Student City (LSC) is a foundation that’s here for all students and is dedicated to making your time as a student in Leeuwarden as pleasant and fun as can be. LSC also gives you information on sports in Leeuwarden and on how to find the room of your dreams. In addition, Leeuwarden studiestad is responsible for the annual Introduction period for all new students in Leeuwarden during which they organise, among other things, a festival and an information market. Curious about Leeuwarden as a student city? Watch the videos below!

Events city

There is plenty to do in Leeuwarden. Every year there are more than 50 national and international events which means that per head we have the most festivals in the Netherlands. The city is the Cultural Capital of Europe 2018 which results in even more cultural activities than in ‘normal’ years. You can visit DNALWD2018, discover new things about M.C. Escher or Mata Hari in the Frisian Museum, and in August we will be visited by ‘the Giants of Royal de Luxe. The programme is too bulky to mention it all, but luckily you can find an extensive overview of all festivals and cultural events on the website of Cultural Capital 2018.

Did you know..?

Leeuwarden is a relatively small city with about 107.000 inhabitants. Wherever you live in Leeuwarden, the city centre is not far away so the best way to travel in Leeuwarden, as in most cities in the Netherlands, is by bike.

Time to study!

Since it’s not all just fun and games and you also need to study, Tresoar, the historical library of Leeuwarden, offers you more than simply a place to do your work. For a mere 6.75 a year, you can borrow an almost unlimited number of books! If you’re looking for a more laid-back study vibe you can go to Grand Cafe Z, where you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee while you study.
Last modified:06 April 2018 11.04 a.m.