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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...

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...
ice skating

Elfstedentocht 1963: ‘The Hell of 1963’

Did you know that only 1% of the ice skaters of the Elfstedentocht ('Eleven Cities Tour') on 18 January 1963 reached the finish due...
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...

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?
Sloten Friesland

Annually 217 days with precipitation

Did you know that the Netherlands receives on average 766mm of precipitation annually? There are 217 days per year on which more than 0.1mm...
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...


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