Photo: Jantina Talsma

Into surprises? Join us on an expedition!

Fancy going on an expedition through Leeuwarden? During one of our Explore the North expeditions you’ll get to discover many of our city’s hidden nooks and corners. Accompanied by A guide to Leeuwarden guide you and your fellow explorers will visit some of these special locations, where – during the festival – small-scale performances in an intimate setting shall be given.

Through narrow alleys with their own distinctive history we will lead you along for – for instance – a dose of poetry at the top of an old warehouse or some singer-songwriter tunes in a cellar somewhere. The exact route remains a secret till the last moment, yet we promise you’ll get to hear all the stories behind a couple of these beautiful hidden sites in our city.

This year you can embark on our expeditions on Friday, Saturday as well as Sunday. There are two different expeditions, which both take about 1.5 hour and start off at De Stadskas at the Hofplein.


Make your reservations for our Explore the North expeditions here

Note: you can only take part in our expeditions when you possess a festival wrist band, valid for the expedition day in question. Expeditions are offered on all three festival days.

fr 15:30, 16:00 & 16:30 | sa & su 13:30, 14:00, 14:30 & 15:00 | Hofplein (start)