The art project DNALWD2018 collects the personal stories or memories of everyone who has ‘something’ with Leeuwarden. Stories about work, friendship, hobby, the love for your partner or passion for your sport. The possibilities are endless. The editors of YourPost also feel involved in this community art project.
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
Hi all! My name is Tereza Baráková, I’m 22 years old and I moved to Leeuwarden for my exchange stay at NHL where my major is Communication. I come from the Czech Republic where I study Marketing Communication in the beautiful city called Zlin. More
Living in Leeuwarden in the province of Friesland has its own advantages. Nice people all around, pleasant environment, very unexpecting weather, maybe Dutch stereotypes or good habits. New student in a town? Moving here these days? Just curious? There are some funny facts you should certainly know! More
For everyone who attempts to visit or stay in the Netherlands, you should know what to avoid and how to make it correctly. This guide for perfect behaviour in the Netherlands will help you to survive the Dutch society, as seen through the eyes of a German student.
¡Hola! My name is Remedios Torrico Alcudia, I left Spain a couple of months ago to become an international student in Leeuwarden for a semester. Back in Spain I study journalism and being part of YourPost has not only been an honour but also a great opportunity to become better in a field that I’m really passionate about. More
Project manager Bram Hulsman has an overall view of the 11 fountains’ construction and emphasizes two main peculiarities, which arise through the 11 fountains. Firstly, the variety of the fountains and secondly, the several connections that arise through the fountains. 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
My name is Jelmer Hendrikus Zijlstra, probably one of the most Frisian names you’ll ever hear. 23 years ago I came into this beautiful world, Leeuwarden to be exact. More
My name is Sare Safari, 29 years old from Iran, Tehran. I am living in Groningen from 2013. More
My name is Tjeerd Vis although most know me as Tseard, my Frisian name. I am 20 years of age and hail from one of the Frisian 11 Cities; Sleat. More
My name is Alyssa van der Galiën, I am 19 years old, and I am from Harlingen, Friesland, where I have lived my whole life. I am currently studying Media and Entertainment management at Stenden in Leeuwarden, so I am in Leeuwarden almost every day. More
Each of the 11 Cities tells another story, has another history and has other characteristics. To include those aspects, the population of each city were involved to inspire the artists. Therefore, the 11 cities formed a fountain committee to collaborate with the artists. With the help of this collaboration, each fountain tells its own story, which is told in the following. More
My name is Paulina Buinickaite, I am 21 years old and I am from Lithuania. I came to the Netherlands in 2015, right after I graduated high school. I made this decision after searching for media studies in Europe. More
A Thankyoupost to volunteer Teun.