In 2018, Leeuwarden-Fryslân has been declared Cultural Capital of Europe (LF2018). A title we are pretty 'grutsk' (= proud) of. For an entire year, Leeuwarden-Fryslân represented the Netherlands. In addition to Leeuwarden, the whole province was in the international spotlight. Throughout Fryslân, there several initiatives that were connected to LF2018.

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.

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