LEEUWARDEN-FRIESLAND is the 2018 European Capital of Culture

Leeuwarden-Fryslân is the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2018. For a year we show how Frisians celebrate life and leave a healthy planet behind for the generations that are still coming. How we boldly put our head above the ground to show our stubborn ways to the world without limit. Culture is therefore not the goal, but the means. Our landscape is the stage and everyone is invited!

Our era is changing. The world has grown and society is more diverse. It takes a great deal of courage, creativity and imagination to deal with those changes. Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 tackles its Capital of Culture year by sticking its head above the parapet. By bringing about change in the province, country and Europe in order to go from a community to an open community. By seeing the chances that appear and listening to new insights. By being flexible and adjusting without losing yourself.