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Is Leeuwarden Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Leeuwarden?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Leeuwarden.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Netherlands, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


It has been recently found that Tap Water in Leeuwarden, Netherlands actually contains a carcinogenic chemical called trihalomethane (THM). This carcinogenic compound has been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer. Now this is no joke. THM is a carcinogenic known to cause cancer in humans.

Recently scientists at Leijre University did an experiment on mice. The researchers gave them tap water and injected them with cancerous tumors. Three months later the mice showed growth that ranged between two to four times of the regular tumor growth rate. This is definitely alarming, especially considering the fact that the tap water they were drinking came from the kitchen faucet!

Tap Water Quality in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands is quite good, but there are still parts of the town that have unsafe tap water to be considered. This is why I have started a new project; a campaign to promote good tap water quality throughout the town. There is much

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.83 in USD (1.5-liter)


Leeuwarden tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 20% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 100% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Leeuwarden, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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