There are a multitude of ways to discover it: by city tour; weaving through the canals on a Friesian barge; or taking the helm of a rental boat. Leeuwarden’s idyllic terrace-lined canals and city centre boast abundant moorings including at the harbour and the Prinsentuin. Once you have visited the water, climb the leaning 16th-century Oldehove church tower or take the elevator up the modern 114-metre-high Achmea Tower. Outside Leeuwarden you will find the popular Aqua Zoo Friesland, an aquatic universe in an unspoiled location.

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