Restaurants

Top Choice International in Leeuwarden

Proefverlof

Cocktail quaffing does not get cooler than afloat the giant pink inflatable flamingo moored alongside the wooden decking terrace of Proefverlof, the hottest hybrid spot in town for drinking and dining with the A-lis…
Top Choice Dutch in Leeuwarden

Restaurant By Ús

Organic local foods are celebrated at Michiel and Lilian's candlelit bistro with a funky wood-and-leather-meets-street-art interior. Frisian-inspired dishes highlight a seasonally changing surprise menu – pick how m…
Dutch in Leeuwarden

Restaurant Wannee

Dining doesn’t get more grassroots Frisian than at this contemporary restaurant run by students from the local hotel-management school. Begin with a fantastic Frisian Mojito (aka Flying Dutchman rum and local Beeren…
International in Leeuwarden

Grand Café

Aptly named, this contemporary eatery is grand in every sense. Its building, a red-brick post office from 1903, is glorious inside and out. Dining covers everything from an 'anti-hangover' breakfast fry-up to aftern…
Cafe in Leeuwarden

Stek

With a wooden decking terrace right above the water, views of canal action – yachts sailing past beneath the neighbouring bridge that rises to let them through – are impossibly romantic at this fashionable cafe, ins…
Fusion in Leeuwarden

Sems

With its summertime terrace on a pretty square and tasty tapas-style menu of kleine gerechten (small portions), Sems is a lovely spot to lounge. Inside, walnut-wood tables grace the more formal restaurant and there'…
Dutch in Leeuwarden

Eindeloos

Chef Willem Schaafsma is one of Friesland's most exciting young culinary talents, working with local organic produce to create a sensationally modern Dutch cuisine firmly rooted in the seasons. Dining here is a surp…
Burgers in Leeuwarden

Double B

Exceptional burgers are the drawcard at this casual eatery in a rambling old townhouse with a maze of chandelier-lit rooms, sweeping staircase and out-back terrace garden. The menu allows you to pick your own bread …
Sandwiches in Leeuwarden

Broodje Bewust

Join cent-smart locals at this student-busy sandwich shop for a light lunch overlooking the canal. Everything is organic, and the vast sandwich menu has lots of vegan and vegetarian options as well as creative fish,…
Bistro in Leeuwarden

Eetcafe Spinoza

This often boisterous locale offers various settings for a hearty meal, from the tree-shaded tables out front to the wood-lined interior to the garden at the rear. The menu features regional specialities and vegetar…