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Elfstedentocht 1986

The legendary Elfstedentocht skating tour

Did you know that the second to last rarely raced Elfstedentocht took place 30 years ago today? Evert van Benthem was the winner of this edition of...
Frisian clove cheese

Frisian clove cheese

Did you know that Frisian clove cheese is made with skimmed milk, cumin and cloves? This spicy cheese ('nagelkaas' in Dutch) had a long...

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...

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...

Frisian language

Did you know that around 450,000 people in the northern province of Friesland speak Frisian? Although Frisian is acknowledged as an official language in Friesland,...
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

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...
Windmill 'Sweachmermolen' in Boornzwaag (Friesland)

Windmill ‘Sweachmermolen’ in Boornzwaag (Friesland)

Under restoration; the thatched roof is being renewed.