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Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden is the information and activity center for the history of Leeuwarden and surroundings. It is the oldest city archive of the Netherlands (1838). Anyone who wants to know about the history of Leeuwarden or the former residents can turn to the HCL. Besides the permanent exhibition "The Story of Leeuwarden 'the Historical Center has continually new exhibits.

Alternative names:

nl HCL   en Historical Centre Leeuwarden

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Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden
Groeneweg 1
8911 EH Leeuwarden

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology



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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Sunday 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm

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Groeneweg 1, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands


Permanent exhibitions


All exhibitions


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