Capital of Culture 2018

Why did the European Jury declare Leeuwarden and Friesland to be the Capital of Culture in 2018? The Frisian community itself! All over Europe the Frisian community made an impression with the involvement of Frisians and their environment. There will be plenty to do in Friesland in 2018, but why not come over already?

Hospitality of the Frisian community

Capital of Culture 2018 is going to be a true spectacle. You can get acquainted with the hospitality of the Frisian community and enjoy the Frisian culture and nature. Also on culinary terrain Friesland is not inferior to the rest of The Netherlands. Of course the preparations to Capital of Culture in 2018 will start much earlier. We are already working with the entire Frisian community to participate in the plans for 2018! From young to old, rich to poor, from urban to rural people, everyone contributes to the culture of Leeuwarden 2018. We want to make steps for the entire province which will be far more noticeable after 2018. Thousands of children will participate also giving them better chances in the future. Of course we will not forget you, as a tourist. More fantastic events will be organized in the province of Friesland.

Projects for Capital of Culture 2018

Several projects have already started concerning the plans for the Cultural Capital in 2018. These projects focus on Nature & Culture, City & Land, Lab Leeuwarden, Royal Frisian Community & Diversity. The projects provide theatre performances for instance, artworks that provide energy and digital innovation. Are you curious what these projects are about exactly? Read about the projects on It’s even better to witness it with your own eyes during a visit to Friesland of course. If you want to visit these projects, come to Friesland for a couple of days. Learn about nature, culture and community of Friesland.