Wandering through undiscovered Leeuwarden

On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November | from 2:30 pm on | Sign up from early November on Explore website

Participants in Explore expeditions get to see Leeuwarden city centre from a very different perspective. The route takes you to undiscovered locations where you can see artists perform in an intimate setting. In previous editions, adventurous explorers experienced Spinvis, Siv Jakobsen, A.L. Snijders and Adrian Crowley in small-scale intimate settings in beautiful buildings such as an old soapworks, the ceramics museum cellar and the treasure room of the local historical society Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden (HCL).

There are three different kinds of expeditions, all three lasting 1½ hours. We will be keeping the 2018 locations secret for a bit longer, but we can already reveal that the HCL guides will be telling all about murder and homicide linked to various buildings and locations. Guides from A Guide to Leeuwarden will show you that Leeuwarden is a city brimming with stories. On both Friday and Saturday, the expeditions will begin at 2:30 PM, 3 PM, 3:30 PM, 4 PM, 4:30 PM, 5 PM and 5:30 PM. There are three different kinds of expeditions, all three lasting 1½ hours. All expeditions will take place four different times in groups of 25, departing from the heart of the festival, Oldehoofsterkerkhof. So who do you think will be performing for you and a handful of other lucky souls along the way?

Getting there and accessibility

You can sign up from 1 November on explore-the-north.nl. The expeditions are only open to visitors with a festival wristband. There are three kinds of expeditions. Visitors using wheelchairs will be able to access all the locations in Expedition II.