Alyssa van der Galiën from the Netherlands – YourPost’s DNA

My name is Alyssa van der Galiën, I am 19 years old, and I am from Harlingen, Friesland, where I have lived my whole life. I am currently studying Media and Entertainment management at Stenden in Leeuwarden, so I am in Leeuwarden almost every day. I like studying in Leeuwarden because it is fairly small but has a nice atmosphere, and I really like the fact that there are so many international students living and studying there as well. Since Harlingen is really close to Leeuwarden, I have been coming here since I was little. I remember loving doing things like going on shopping trips here. It always used to feel like such a big city compared to Harlingen, even though the city is really not that big, which is one of the things I like about it.

My favourite place in Leeuwarden is Neushoorn, which is a pretty new concert venue in the city centre. I chose this as my favourite place because I absolutely love music and really enjoy going to concerts as well. I have been to lots of concerts from different artists and bands throughout the last 3 or 4 years that I have lost count, and I hope I will enjoy many more in the future. I even got to experience a concert from backstage at the Neushoorn once, which was a cool experience.

I am very excited to be working for YourPost and create some videos and articles about Leeuwarden and its culture!