| Oldegalileën is an old neighbourhood in the northeast of the city of
Leeuwarden, walking distance 5 min. from the city centre, bordered by the waters of the Dokkumer Ee and Willem
Sprenger Street. The name refers to the former monastery Galilea.
The area is part of the district Oldegalileën-Bloemenbuurt.
In this old neighbourhood you will still find some characteristic workers'
houses from the 19th century, situated on streets with names like "Eigen Brood Bovenal"
("It's best to earn your own bread").
Most houses in this area, however, were built
at the beginning of the 20th century. In a period of urban renewal
(1980-1990) many of the houses have been renovated or replaced by
The information on these pages concerns lodging house "De Boomspiegel", a block of three unique houses with bay windows,
built in 1914. Furnished rooms are rented out by the owner/landlord, who also lives in
the complex. A complete list of the options is on the page "details" (see above).
For maintenance of the houses original and / or environmentally friendly (building) materials
are being used (as much as possible), such as, for example, the following types of paint:
More info (see above for navigation):
|details: Overview of the layout of the houses, the
renting prices and availability.
|location: Address + photo + map (* access code
required, available at auto-responder)
|Oldegalileën: The history of the district through stories and
pictures on www.oldegalileen.nl
|admin: only accessible for current tenants using a password
(* via login)