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7 reasons to visit Friesland this summer

The coastal province of Friesland, with the lowest population density of the country, is home to unique traditions and charming towns and a bustling...

Oerol: 10-day cultural festival on Terschelling

Did you know that each year in June the island of Terschelling is transformed into a unique natural stage for theatre, dance, art and...
ice skating

The famous Elfstedentocht ice skating rally

Did you know that 20 years ago today the most recent Elfstedentocht took place? The famous ice skating rally is only held when the natural...

Historical Leeuwarden

Did you know that Leeuwarden has been inhabited since the 10th century? The oldest remains of houses even date back to the 2nd century...
shared space concept

The concept of ‘shared space’ in traffic safety

Did you know that Hans Monderman (1945-2008) from Friesland designed the concept of 'shared space' in traffic safety? This is based on the theory that...

Two official languagues in the Netherlands

Did you know that Friesland is the only province in the Netherlands with two official languages; Dutch and Frisian?
SC Heerenveen

The worst football uniform of all time

Did you know that SC Heerenveen's attire was selected by BBC as one of the worst football uniforms of all time? In response the Eredivisie...

The leaning tower of Leeuwarden

Did you know that Leeuwarden has its very own leaning tower? Construction began in 1529 when the citizens of Leeuwarden demanded a church tower...

The only remaining watergate in Sneek

Did you know that the famous Waterpoort is the only remaining watergate in Sneek? Back in the old days there were 5 watergates to protect...

Visit the Dutch Wadden Islands

Did you know that 1.3 milion tourists each year find their way to the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands Texel, Terschelling, Vlieland, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog?...