Before introducing myself I guess I should admit that how I’m afraid of post-exchange depression. I’m twenty-two years old Turkish girl from Istanbul who is on her exchange year in Leeuwarden. I already spend most of my exchange year while writing this article so it might sound bit funny and emotional at the same time. Because nowadays this idea of leaving Leeuwarden so soon is keeping me busy on mind. More
Barking Romania is the organization that makes possible the process of bringing the stray dogs from Romania to the Netherlands, and all this is done with the help of Barbara van der Weijen, a wonderful, amazing and courageous woman and dog lover, who dedicates her entire life saving stray dogs and finding them a home. More
In Romania, the topic of stray dogs is a sensitive matter, as in 2013, due to several incidents of people being bitten by them, the former president gave a declaration in which he aimed to kill as many as 200.000 of stray dogs in the city of Bucharest. However, this problem wasn’t a recent one, as the shelters for the stray dogs were known to be insufficient for the number of dogs. Also, the funds were not enough, thus these places becoming inhumane and the dogs had a horrible life. More
Read on YourPost the fascinating story about the dogs of Romania, the country of origin of our YourPost-editor Laura Apostol. As a big dog friend, she interviewed Roxana Deissima in Bucharest ánd Barbara van der Weijden in Dronrijp (see photo) about their organization Barking Romania. A story about dogs without future for which there is a safe basket in Friesland.
HEERENVEEN – Outdoor rink, roofed stadium, 12.500 seats and several world records. Thialf – a place to set new world records, enjoy diverse ice sports and visit with your family. Thialf is an ice arena in Heerenveen, Netherlands, which long and great history started in 1855, when the Thialf nature park was constructed. More
AquaZoo is not only a must see, when visiting Friesland but also the Netherlands. AquaZoo is unique in this country. As well as the unforgettable memories that are made by exploring the Zoo and encountering animals from around the globe. The park was firstly known under the name Otterpark AquaLutra Leeuwarden and exists since 1993. More
Hi! My name is Rica Kenning; I am 23 years old and come from a small village in Germany. After I finished school I went to the UK for a year as an Au Pair to grow English skills. After that year I started studies in Germany but missed the international atmosphere, as I had in the UK. More
In the following weeks we will be writing a series of articles full of advice and little tricks to make the most out of your visit to Leeuwarden. Leeuwarden together with the province of Fryslân will be the European Capital of Culture in 2018 and people from all around the globe will come to explore the city, we want to make that experience easier to everyone by creating this series. More
Leeuwarden, Bolsward, Dokkum, Franeker, Harlingen, Hindeloopen, IJlst, Sloten, Sneek, Stavoren, Workum – 11 historical cities in Fryslân get connected by 11 fountains. More
An interview with Siart Smit, the director of Lân fan Taal project, will give us an understanding in how this project will add a new quality to Leeuwarden by creating an ideal world of language, where all the languages come together. “Lân fan taal is like an open air museum with a lot of different things to do from high art to music festivals and everything in between.” More
“He is not proud. I was wrong, I was entirely wrong about him. You don’t know him, Papa. If I told you what he’s really like, what he’s done.” This quote from Pride and Prejudice should lead you through this article about the Friesian horse. Further, this quote shows you exactly what we see when looking at the Friesian horse.