Leeuwarden is known as the capital of the prosperous, agricultural province Fryslân. A province with nearly 3.000 dairy farms and more than 280.000 dairy cows. Fryslân is the home of the Frisian cow. Fryslân’s economy is sustained by agriculture and tourism. As international students, we have plenty of opportunities to experience the cultural and social life of Leeuwarden but that does not really cover what being a Frisian citizen means. More
Pier Gerlofs Donia, known as Grutte Pier, is a Frisian rebel and freedom fighter. He lived in the time period around 1480- 1520 and grew up in Kimswerd, near the seaport Harlingen in Friesland, where he used to be a farmer. His appearance was explained as massive, tall as a tree, strong as a horse, broad shoulders, with a long beard. More
In 1800 De Kroon aan het Noordvliet was the last brewery that closed in Leeuwarden. Figure out how De Kroon (crown) aan het Noordvliet inspired De Kroon op Leeuwarden and how the crown passed on in Leeuwarden over the centuries. More
Did you know that Leeuwarden owns a beer history that goes back to 15th century? Leeuwarden is a city with many aspects, beer history is one of it – containing a beer law and the disappearance of its beer breweries. This history is revived and historical events are implemented in the beer rise of nowadays. More
Madelon van Kempen, born in Brabant, has been promoting sustainable transport for years. She hopes to stimulate as many people as possible to follow her example. For a while now, she is heavily involved in the Elfwegentocht; two fossil fuel-free weeks planned in Fryslân from the first, till the 14th of July, 2018. More
Even a small province like Friesland in the Northern part of the Netherlands has its own, regional food. We from YourPost don’t want foreigners and travelers to miss out on these special and delicious products. Here it’s the selection of top 7 products you should eat when you visit Leeuwarden. Sweet, juicy, typical, untypical, cheesy, meaty, or just tasty! More
The day and age in which libraries merely offer books for lend are long gone, think about for example cd’s and dvd’s. The Libraries here in Friesland now even offer Frisians for lend, that’s right, actual Frisians. Libraries serve the purpose of distributing knowledge from one to another. What better way to learn about Fryslân’s unique aspects than by hearing about it from a real Frisian. More
A Thankyoupost to volunteer Teun.
How do you thank volunteers? That is the winning theme of the PR Talentenprijs 2017 of the Communication education of the NHL. The winning team: Ilse Betten, Virginia Rignano, Heejin Roh, Remedios Torrico Alcudia and Marit Voogd.
‘How do you thank volunteers’? That is the winning theme of the PR Talent Prize 2017 of the communication course at NHL University. With a viral campaign for YourPost about volunteer work, communication students Ilse Betten and Marit Voogd from the Netherlands, Virginia Rignano (Italy), HeeJin Roh (South Korea) and Remedios Torrico Alcudia (Spain) won the first prize. More
While exploring the magical lands of Psy-Fi, I stumbled upon a group of musicians in love with the language of music. They didn’t need anything more than their instruments to just jam and see what happens. I found it fascinating to see so many different people, so many different talents on one stage following each other’s footsteps in the making of some awesome jazzy grooves and soulful blues. More
“He is not proud. I was wrong, I was entirely wrong about him. You don’t know him, Papa. If I told you what he’s really like, what he’s done.” This quote from Pride and Prejudice should lead you through this article about the Friesian horse. Further, this quote shows you exactly what we see when looking at the Friesian horse. More
LEEUWARDEN – Since the closure of the Blokhuispoort as a prison in 2007, the building is getting a new look and function. The Blokhuispoort is becoming the cultural heart of Leeuwarden. It is being transformed into an extraordinary cultural business centre, which offers for instance shops, art, concerts, the central library, work spaces for students, a hostel, and a restaurant in a great setting. Alibi hostel is finished already and visited to get an impression of the new look. More
“Everything in life can be so straightforward, sometimes you just have to take some risks. Even if you are failing, you at least learn something”, says Janine Huizeling. The 20 years old Media and Entertainment Management Student from Stenden started her own business in December 2016 and has successfully grown it since then. More
In the north of Sweden, in the region of Lapland, lives a group of people from the Netherlands. They moved here to come closer to nature and to escape their ordinary lives. ,,We think that if you live in a rougher or wilder area, the real necessities for living become clear”, says Steven from Friesland. More
The story of the Beerenburger and the Boomsma brewery is told, shown and tasted in the Boomsma museum. The brewery is a part of Frisian history and very popular among tourists. ,,Everybody wants to taste the Beerenburger”, says Jan Thies, guide at the museum. More
Gerd Dijkstra is a local entrepreneur, who runs Cafeteria Goudenregen, kite shop Vliegerzone, teaches Filipino and Indonesian martial arts delivers mail and practices sustainable lifestyle. His house is completely powered by green energy, and this part, he explained to me how sustainable living benefits his family and the community.
LEEUWARDEN – Gerd Dijkstra (53) is a real Frisian with the energy of eighteen-year-old. He is Leeuwarden based entrepreneur and together with his family runs Cafeteria Goudenregen, kite store Vliegerzone, teaches Filipino and Indonesian martial arts at his own gym, sells and helps people to install solar panels, practices sustainable lifestyle and also delivers mail. More
‘Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying’ (Roy T. Bennett). Yvonne Bleijinga is the owner of eYeCatch Photography and media. In her early age, she went to Cambridge University to study the English Language. To achieve her dream, after some years she went to the School of Photography (Fotovakschool). After graduating, she continued to specialize in photography. She also organizes workshops on how to use a smartphone to take professional pictures. More
“Through theatre you can reach people in such a powerful way. You can touch them, let them discover their own hidden talents and make them happy. Sometimes, you can even change them as human beings or change their lives. It is a big gift to do that for people”, says 21 years old Vera Mulder, 2nd year theatre docent student at NHL in Leeuwarden. More
The company Weidenaar is famous in Friesland for their Frisian dried sausage which they deliver to over 800 supermarkets in the Netherlands. In addition to dry sausage, Weidenaar also sells liver sausage, seaweed pitch, grill sausage, grilled rolling tray, fresh meat and meat products to supermarkets in wholesales. More