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Hindelopen

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?
Did you know that back in the days in Hindeloopen you could recognize a married woman by the knot of their kerchief on their left side, close to her heart? If her husband was at sea and you tried to mess around with her, they would place you in the pillory.

How to recognize married women in Hindeloopen

Did you know that back in the days in Hindeloopen (Friesland) you could recognize a married woman by the knot of their kerchief on...
Leeuwarden

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...
Leeuwarden

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...
Wadlopen

Mudflat hiking

Did you know you can hike through mudflats and gullies from the mainland to the islands in the Wadden Sea and vice versa during...
Terschelling

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?...
Serious Request

Serious Request 2013 in Leeuwarden

Did you know that tonight three popular radio deejays are being locked up in a glass house in Leeuwarden to collect money for charity? The...
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...
Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog World War II

Did you know that the island of Schiermonnikoog was the last part of Europe to be liberated from the German occupation after WWII? Hundreds...