Student life

Leeuwarden: student city

With three universities of applied sciences and 28,000 students, Leeuwarden is a real student city. For many years, Leeuwarden has ranked in the top three of best Dutch cities with facilities for higher vocational education when it comes to accommodation, nightlife and sports facilities. Leeuwarden was even voted best study town of the Netherlands not so long ago.

There is a special cooperation with other universities of applied sciences and the municipality to help you as a student – this includes accommodation, an inexpensive sports pass, events and useful tips to name a few examples. You can find it all on this website:

Leeuwarden European Capital of Culture

Leeuwarden was declared European Capital of Culture 2018. This year long event attracted 5 million national and international visitors and you can still see the effects of it: Leeuwarden has become a true international city and is dermined to build further on their status as a cultural capital together with the province of Friesland in which the city is located. You can find more information on    

Student sport Leeuwarden

Feel like unwinding after long hours spent in study-books? Leeuwarden has a special sports pass for students with which you can exercise in an even cheaper way. You can find more information and register at the website of Student Sport Leeuwarden.