Post-Plaza Hotel & Grand Café
The building that houses this boutique hotel once served as Leeuwarden’s main post office and was designed in a stately manner befitting an important, civil institute. Many of the building’s original fittings are still present and match wonderfully with the hotel’s welcoming, jovial ambience. For instance, Post-Plaza’s on-site grand-café features incredibly high ceilings with exposed timber beams while its outer facade includes stunning red-brick motifs that recall other classic pieces of modern Dutch architecture such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Around half of the hotel’s rooms are located within the former post office and the rest are found within an adjacent equally magnificent building that originally contained a bank.
Fletcher Hotel-Paleis Stadhouderlijk Hof
The Dutch Royal family once lived inside the palace that would become Fletcher-Hotel Stadhouderlijk Hof and there are still many visual reminders of their presence spread around the building and its surroundings. The palace was converted into a hotel in the late 1990s and currently features 28 stunning rooms that range from deluxe suites with four-poster beds and jacuzzis, to more modest ensuite lodgings. There’s also an on-site restaurant in the hotel that has a lovely landscaped terrace.
Hotel 't Anker
This modest down-to-earth hotel doubles up as one of Leeuwarden’s most popular pubs and features a charming, rustic bar area complete with brown wooden furnishing and old school brass taps. The hotel’s rooms are mainly located upstairs and contain all the essentials, including beds, desks and closets. Many of Leeuwarden’s main sites are basically on Hotel ’t Anker’s doorsteps due to its central location on Eewal.