Last week I traveled to Leeuwarden with Anna. After the summer she is going to study there, so we decided to explore the city. We got up early in the morning and took the train far north. By train it took us 2,5 hours to get there, and also 2,5 hours to go home again. Which means: we spend more time in the train then in Leeuwarden. But it was worth it, we had a lovely day there!
When we arrived in the city it was training quit a lot, and for a long time. We walked towards the centre as the raining became havier. But we still had to get some lunch so we went somewhere warm inside! I had a lovely italian tosti and Anna got a sandwich with salmon. We sat there eating, and talking until the rain stopped and went in to the centre afterwards. We wandered around there, and just exploard the city. Did a little shopping, and came across the loveliest streets and houses.
When we thought we saw everything and planned on taking the train home we saw a big old tower. Since it wasn't that late yet we decided to check it out, and found that we could climb it! The tower is called the "Oldehove" and on the old stairs we made our way to the top. Which was, for me haha, a scarry path. However, after a few widing staircases we saw the most amazing view! We were so happy that we didn't took the train home just yet. We saw so much from on the top of the Oldehove, plus it was a beautiful place to take some photographs. The view was amazing!
After we came down again we met up with Nienke who's living and studying there (too). It was so nice to see her in the city where she went to. She said, "what Nijmegen is to you, is Leeuwarden to me". The three of us walked to the station together and Nienke showed us, especially Anna, some good places to go, to eat and to go out. Arrived at the station we said goodbye and Anna and I took that long train ride home again. Leeuwarden was such a lovely city. A lot of the "old dutch architecture" is still there and the atmosphere is very good. I hope to go back some day, but that will be fine since I will visit Anna lots next year! Have you ever been to Leeuwarden?