The weather in Leeuwarden

The weather in the Netherlands is known to be unpredictable. Sunshine in one moment and rain in the next. To add to this, the flat landscape leaves no obstacles for wind. One would like to call the weather of the Netherlands a real beastly weather. Should that stop internationals from coming to the Netherlands, coming to Leeuwarden? No, absolutely not. More

Café Moon, how Instagram transformed Leeuwarden’s culinary scene

Elin Dikker, one of the baristas who works at Leeuwarden’s newest Instagram spot, gives insights into the café, it’s connection to Novelle, the idea behind it and the secrets that make it so very special. More

YourPost’s DNA: Martina Andrés from Andalusia

Hoi! My name is Martina, I am 20 years old and I come from Andalusia, in the south of Spain. I am an exchange student, studying Communication at NHL Stenden. I have been almost 2 months in Leeuwarden and I am going to be here till February. I came here because I really wanted to have this international experience, have the opportunity to know this wonderful and interesting country and meet people from all around the world. More

Leeuwarden: 2018, we won’t forget you!

Leeuwarden, as one of European Capitals of Culture in 2018, has ended its glory and transferred the title to next two cities which are Matera (Italy) and Plovdiv (Bulgaria). On November 25th, I went to attend the event which was ‘Slotavond ReOpening’ at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof. More

Horse full of plastic

You may have seen it: the big, plastic horse that was floating through the canals of Leeuwarden. Youth movement ‘The Green Alert’ took action to ask for attention for the plastic problem that is getting bigger and bigger. YourPost came in contact with Julia van der Meer, intern at O3 Leeuwarden and with that also a part of The Green Alert. More

Meeting the Mayor

 Almost 100 international students  gathered together the last 15th of October in front of the Town Hall door in the center of Leeuwarden. What could have brought them there? The answer is Ferd Crone, the mayor of Leeuwarden. He has been in office for almost 11 years and two weeks ago he welcomed the international students to the city. More

YourPost is ready for the new season

We proudly present you the new – international – YourPost team for the upcoming season. As always, enthusiastic volunteers and communication and media students from NHL / Stenden. In the coming time, students from the Netherlands and colleagues from Taiwan, Lithuania, Spain and Romania will be present at the YourPost editorial office. And all of them are buzzing with ideas! So keep an eye on our YourPost page or visit www.yourpost.frl

Through the eyes of… Feng Chien Kao (Connie) from Taiwan: Clean Air and Small Classes

After 13 hours flight, I arrived at Schiphol Airport. It was the first time I visited to Europe. Everything was so new and fresh. I was surprised that the Dutch were so tall. I seemed like a child in the crowd. More

Somewhere in Fryslân [1]: Burgum

Fryslân is one of the most beautiful provinces of the Netherlands, surrounded by nature, life and a lot of unique and interesting places to visit. However, most people tend to focus on bigger cities to visit, like Leeuwarden, which, don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful city, but they forget about the hidden gems of Fryslân such as Burgum. More

Welcome to the Village: it started off on a beer mat

The festival that started off on a beer mat. Welcome to the Village was established in 2013. A group of friends that form the organization of ‘Poppodium Asteriks’ were having a drink together and decided they wanted to do something outside, a festival. This soon turned into a unique festival that is becoming more popular every year. Rutger Smit, festival- and production coordinator of Welcome to the Village (see picture),is giving us a better look at the festival. More

A new home for the hopeful

What will the future bring and how does it look like? Exactly this is the question what the curators Maarten Hajer and Michiel van Iersel asked in order to create content for the current exhibition “Places of Hope”. The results and artworks can be visit in the Kanselarij until the 22nd of November 2018. More

A business out of waste tomatoes

Have you ever wondered, what happens with tomatoes, which are not red or perfectly shaped enough to be put in the supermarket? The Enactus group Leeuwarden did and they started a business in cooperation with a local farmer to reduce food waste. I met with Barbara Bricalli from Enactus and she explained me how it works. More

Through the eyes of… Aline Barbosa from Brazil: Houseboats and quiet parties

Hallo allemaal. My name is Aline Barbosa, I’m Brazilian, 30 years old and I moved to the Netherlands for Love. I knew a couple of things about Holland. In Brazil we learned about the Dutch in school. How they also tried to build a colony in Brazil, but were expelled by Portuguese and British in 1637. More

Through the eyes of… Tomás O’Reilly Gallardo from Spain: The irony and excessive kindness

I arrived in Leeuwarden on January 26th. Prior to my Erasmus application, I had never heard of the city or even Friesland for that matter, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I read in forums that students here had a wonderful time, but I was unsure whether this tiny northern Dutch city would suit me, what would the people be like and a thousand other questions that were flying through my head. It was already dark when I set foot outside the station and the first thing I saw was a whole set of party-like lights and decoration. It was indeed the first of many times I was going to hear the words “Cultural Capital of Europe”. More

Broodje Bewust: The cafe that is always one step ahead

The fact that the Netherlands is below the sea level ishardly any news and neither is the fact that we are currently struggling with a huge climate threat. Having the earth and the future in mind, there have been different trends that can be followed in order to think and act sustainable. Not only, from a human perspective, but also from a local company perspective. More

Stone books and beer out of bread at the Green Alert Market

In today’s times, you will always come across the topic of sustainability and climate change. However, it is necessary to be aware and informed about the ongoing negative changes in our environment and how we are able to prevent them or slow them down. More

Elfstedentocht, the Tour of the tours, the dream of the dreams

A winter time is here again and every Frisian wishes only the same – let Eleven cities tour (Elfstedentocht) come to alive. For the ones who don’t know, Elfstedentocht is ice skating race about 200 km long. Through canals, rivers and lakes of 11 Frisian towns take part various participants. There are ones who want to just enjoy the race as the leisure time activity and the ones who really want to participate in this legendary race. Usually they are 16 thousand people but the finish line pass only one percent of them. More

The inevitability of sustainable transportation

Madelon van Kempen, born in Brabant, has been promoting sustainable transport for years. She hopes to stimulate as many people as possible to follow her example. For a while now, she is heavily involved in the Elfwegentocht; two fossil fuel-free weeks planned in Fryslân from the first, till the 14th of July, 2018. More