The city of Leeuwarden can be found in the north of the country of The Netherlands. This is the capital of the province known as Friesland. Until very recently, this part of The Netherlands may have been somewhat overlooked when it came to considering places to travel to, but this is all changing now, and holidays in Leeuwarden are definitely becoming increasingly popular. Within the centre of the city, self catering accommodation in Leeuwarden is likely to come in the form of apartments or townhouses, whereas in the more rural areas, this will be spacious houses and villas.
When enjoying your holidays in Leeuwarden, you are likely to find plenty of activities to keep you thoroughly entertained. The city centre of Leeuwarden is very typically Dutch, with canals criss-crossing their way alongside the grand buildings. Enjoy a beverage in one of the many outside cafés and make sure you bring plenty of spending money as there are some great shopping opportunities here. Other activities widely available in this part of Holland include swimming, golf, tennis, lake and river fishing, cycling, horse riding and nature walking.
There is one destination that you need to try your very best to visit, when on your holidays in Leeuwarden. This is the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city of Amsterdam. This is only around an hour’s drive to the south of Leeuwarden and worth every minute it will take to get there. Some of the top attractions to bear in mind include the Anne Frank Museum, The Heineken Museum, the fascinating Red Light district and, of course, all of the canals that meander through the city and offer a good choice in the way of tours.
The weather on your holidays in Leeuwarden will be that of a temperate climate, this is down to the fact that the city is only a few miles inland from the North Sea. Nevertheless, it can actually get a little colder than most parts of the UK, especially when the wind is from the north or east in the winter. Average temperatures range from a peak of around 22 degrees in Summer and fall back to around 6 degrees in winter.
The best airport to use for your holidays in Leeuwarden area will be Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS). This is one of Europe’s busiest hubs, so you can bet your bottom dollar that there are a good choice of services to and from the UK. Some examples of the airlines that operate on this sector include British Airways, BMI Baby, easyJet and KLM. From airports such as East Midlands (EMA), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle(NCL).