Best hotels and hostels in Leeuwarden

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    Hotel Post Plaza

    A line of black bicycles stands outside the smartest hotel in town, an urban-chic spot inside the 19th-century post office and a neighbouring old bank. Wooden parquet floors, rich fabrics, the odd ancient beamed ceiling and eye-catching lighting are a beautiful blend of old and new. Family rooms sleep four, and one of the two suites has its own fireplace.

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    Alibi Hostel

    The novelty factor is high at this snazzy designer hostel in the town's old prison Blokhuispoort. There are 63 beds in all, split between one huge 17-bed dorm (mixed, with triple bunk-bed-styled pods) and various four-bed cells and doubles, with shared or private bathroom.

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    Oranje Hotel

    Directly opposite the train station, this business hotel is the city's historic hotel address. In the biz for 130-odd years, it exudes a timeless elegance with its large windows fronting its bustling ground-floor brasserie, classical interiors and clean-cut rooms in gold and Bordeaux hues. Rear rooms enjoy a peaceful, leafy outlook. Park your bike in the hotel garage. Breakfast €20.

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    Hotel Café ’t Anker

    The family run Anchor is a fine bet for a basic room (ask to see a couple) on one of the city's most popular, restaurant- and bar-strung streets. Some of its 23 rooms share a bathroom in the corridor. The hotel has overnight bicycle storage, rents bicycles and lures many a local punter into its busy ground-floor pub with billiard table.

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    Hotel-Paleis Stadhouderlijk Hof

    The austere, salmon-pink facade of this 18th-century royal residence belies its plush four-star interior – although it feels as if it's seen better days. Red-carpeted stairwells lead to 28 rooms with wrought-iron details and canopied beds. Lounging in the regal courtyard garden is a warm-weather delight and the hotel rents bikes/e-bikes (per day €10/20).