Lonely Planet has chosen Friesland as number three of the ten ‘Best in Europe’ places to visit in 2018. This is unprecedented for the Netherlands, as it is the first time a destination in our country has ranked this high on the famous travel list. The Frisian Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site, played an important role in achieving this honour. The lively capital of Leeuwarden, the vast landscape and the spectacular Frisian Wadden Sea islands
helped earn the province its high ranking on the list. The fact that Leeuwarden-Friesland has been chosen as the 2018 European Capital of Culture has also not gone unnoticed.