Wineshop Wielinga

Wineshop Wielinga, a household word in Leeuwarden!

A beautiful company founded in 1922 by Hendrik Pieter Wielinga. Wijnwinkel Wielinga is an importer and wholesaler of quality wines, delivered to wine specialties, hospitality and wine-loving individuals.

Our consumers in the Northern parts of the Netherlands are personally served in our shop on the Molenstraat, where we have been located for more than 25 years. In this wine shop, Leeuwarden’s largest, you can choose from over 350 wines from as many as 50 producers. In addition, we sell more than 300 different types of distilled and of course a wide variety of accessories.

Upon request and in consultation we will gladly arrange a tasting or wine presentation. We also advise you on preserving wine and the right wine-food combination.



Sems is located in an old monumental building on the Governor Square in Leeuwarden. At Sems you can choose from a chef’s menu or order à la carte. The card is made up of twenty dishes, with no distinction between the appetiser courses and main courses. If the guests want to dine à la carte, they decide how their night plays out. If someone wants a glass of wine and one dish of the card at the start of the day, that’s fine. Guests may also fill the entire evening with a full array of courses from the card . The only thing that counts is what they want at that time. Enjoy a free form of culinary on a high level!

Our chefs always invent new, surprising dishes. For this, they use up to four or five ingredients of the best quality. The original texture and taste always remain intact. In addition, they work according to the principles of Dutch Cuisine: culture, health, nature, quality and value. Our guests know how to appreciate this! In addition, we have been elected as a member of Jeunes Restaurateurs D’europe, an association of young restaurant owners who believe that they want to share their talent and passion for the subject. In total, there are over 340 restaurants and 160 hotels in Europe, spread over 12 countries.



Barrevoets lives and breaths Leeuwarden. They are young, sustainable and make a killer cappuccino. Barrevoets stands for quality, that’s why they make everything themselve with fresh ingredients. For example their smoothies are only made out of fresh fruit, without any adjectives.
Step by for a nice cup of coffee or tea, a lunch or a casual get-together. Be surprised by the carefully designed menu in an inspiring environment.
Barrevoets has a friendly atmosphere and is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy. They also offer gluten free options.
The quality of Barrevoets is also visible in their catering projects. Feel free to contact them with your wishes on hospitality, catering and diets. Barrevoets will give you an experience designed to your taste, preference and wishes.


Recruit a Student

Recruit a Student was born as a personnel solution for the business of one of the founders. Jaap Dietz had a company in sun blinds in 1994. A branch which is known for peek times and quiet times. The other founder, Remco Beijer, was studying personnel-sciences at the time, but was already busy with sun blinds as well. At one point recruiting other students took as much time as his studies. To maintain the created group of working students, they could be borrowed by other business. The base for Recruit a Student in 1999.

Nowadays Recruit a Student developed into an allround service provider, where emission, recruiting and payroll go hand in hand. With offices in Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Breda, Den Haag, Eindhoven, Enschede, Groningen, Leeuwarden, Rotterdam, Tilburg, Utrecht en Zwolle they are a national known competitor. Nowadays they are even represented in Belgium, The United Kingdom and Germany. Their database, filled with college and university students, is the broadest and best selected group of working students. Potential hard workers for all sorts of businesses. Quality is on top of the list for Recruit a Student.