Interview with Aneta from Vilnius: “Leeuwarden is a beautiful and cozy city”

Studying abroad comes with a lot of opportunities and the chance to meet students all around the world, and the university NHL Stenden is a perfect place for that. Meet the Creative Business student Aneta Gaidamovic, who is 21 years old girl from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Aneta is a second-year student, and her hobbies are photography and design. I had the chance to interview her and ask her about her studies. More

A theatre teacher during the pandemic

Once the corona virus outbreak was upon us, people’s lives all around the world changed drastically. No longer were we able to go to work, visit new and interesting places, or meet most of our loved ones. Everyone is trying to deal with the situation and make the best out of it. Let’s look at Nienke van der Ploeg, a theatre teacher who works at Loods13 Theatre in Emmen, the Netherlands. Let’s see how she is giving her acting classes and staying productive during these unprecedented times. More

Speakeasy Dr Watson: back to the 20’s

The year 2020 just started and rang in a new era. However, the 1920’s, also known as the roaring 20’s are still 100 years later one of the most remembered and romanticized decades of the 20th century. Flappers, jazz, economic prosperity, the prohibition, boisterous parties, the Great Gatsby and Peaky Blinders are probably the first things most of us think about in connection to this time. More

NØRD


When hearing the name NØRD most people think of Scandinavia but in Leeuwarden, it means something else. NØRD is a beautiful café and concept store in the Sint Jacobsstraat. The store first opened its doors in March 2018 after Gerard and Suus, the owners moved to Leeuwarden from Amsterdam. The couple decided to start their own business in Leeuwarden because they “saw potential in the city” with it being the cultural capital of the year. Before opening, there were no other places with the same idea of inviting their customers to stay a bit longer and enjoy a good cup of coffee before or after browsing the assortment of sustainable and local products.
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YourPost’s DNA: Anna Krause from Germany


Hey you! I’m new at the YourPost team and excited to contribute to the content. First things first, let me introduce myself really quick. My name is Anna Krause, I’m 22 years old and from Hamburg, Germany. I’m an easygoing person who loves good food (especially sushi) and good company. More

More than just soccer


Everyone in and around Leeuwarden knows about Cambuur Leeuwarden. The local football club with an iconic stadium and her loyal supporters based in Leeuwarden for more than 50 years. But there is more to Cambuur than just the players. No, there are the supporters who form the spine of the club and are always present. Whether it’s going good or bad or whether the weather is nice or not. Today I sat down with Johan De Vries a board member and co-founder of the supporters club called: ‘Cambuur Culture’.
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Stay-Fit: A personal touch to the next level


There is a gym in Leeuwarden which is not owned by big brands but by two people with a love for fitness. A gym where people go alone but end up drinking a protein shake or a cup of coffee together with each other. And while this place is really friendly and social it’s main goal, of course, is to work out hard and stay fit. Welcome to Stay-Fit!
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Street art in Leeuwarden [9]: Past – Present – Future

Whether you call him Earth Crusher, Dréor simply Marc-André, for his friends, this man is one of the most famous artists on the Montreal scene. He finally got the name Earth Crusher from the song Earthcrusher by Mr. Lif. He started painting on highways, railways and trains in the western districts of Montreal in 2003. More

Brownies & downieS: “Pure is perfect”

If you are already living in Leeuwarden you might have heard of the Brownies & downieS café right at the edge of the centre of the city, with a beautiful view on the gracht (canal) and the park close by. I asked myself what the café actually stands for and met the 25 year old Robin Alkema, one of the owners of the café, to get a little insight on what makes this place so special. More

Kilian Harkema, about young entrepreneurship and the importance of films

What started out as a solution to find a fitting internship program, quickly transformed Kilian Harkema into a young entrepreneur. In 2018, after completing his third year of studying Media and Entertainment Management at NHL Stenden in Leeuwarden, Kilian was faced with the decision to apply for an internship… More

Street art in Leeuwarden [8]: iamfake

This artifact deals with the conflict in the Middle East. On the left is a Palestinian, on the right a Zionist and in the middle an Israeli border guard. It shows how different parties are pulling on robes for the military to be active. At the same time, however it shows how Fake would like to see it. Play together joyfully and without conflict. This work was commissioned by the Writer’s Block Mural Festival in November 2018. More

Final Jam: outstanding talents and musical performances, an unforgettable night

What had been Final Roar and Final Call last year, has now become one, Final Jam. The Music Management minor of Media & Entertainment Management NHL Stenden and the Student Council of Creative Business decided to collaborate to create an unforgettable evening on the 20th of July, outlined by a large variety of different national and international musicians. To give you a little insight behind the scenes, YourPost talked to the organizers and planners of Final Jam. More

Huize Bacchus: ‘Dum vivimus, vivamus,’ ‘Laat ons leven zolang we leven’

This week, I spoke to Pepijn Jehee (on the picture in the middel), 25 years old and chairman of S.V. Huize Bacchus. S.V. Huize Bacchus is a new student association based in Leeuwarden. The association allows people to meet new people from different study programs and colleges all around Leeuwarden. More

Street art in Leeuwarden [7]: The color-blind artist and his work

“Untitled,” created by Color Blind, Harke Broersma, Nash & B-Art
This work was created by Color Blind. He got help from Nash and B-Art. This was commissioned in November 2018 by the Writer’s Block Mural Art Festival on the wall of the local theatre De Harmonie. Color Blind knows the word “prejudices” virtually not at all. He himself is color blind. More

Language Café Leeuwarden, where internationals and locals connect, share and learn

Founded by Ilse Pixner, Nikki Webster, Inge de Boer, Marcel Keizer and Mirjam van Lenthe, five language teachers from NHL Stenden and the Friesland College, the Language Café has established itself to a popular meeting place for locals and internationals in Leeuwarden. More

Le Bal Masqué, “behind the mask, who are you?”

Leeuwarden’s student scene had, once again, another unforgettable night. Together with StuRa LEM (Leisure & Events Management), IBCO organized their first mask ball at Club Red on May 22nd. Inspired by the success of former collaborations, as the “Office Party”, the two student councils decided to organize another night full of laughter, mystery, music and more. To receive an insight into the event, the idea behind it and the future plans for Le Bal Masqué, “Your Post” interviewed Ryan Faber, president of IBCO and initiator of the event. 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

StuCo Creative Business Media Event 2019: Children in Media

Should children be portrayed in media and does the portrayal of children and kids cartoon characters have an influence on media literacy and mental health? These and other questions were the topics of this year’s annual media debate event hosted by the Student Council of Creative Business (StuCo CB) at NHL Stenden. To receive an insight behind the scenes, YourPost talked to the contestants, the judges and the initiator. More

Nummer 39, Leeuwarden’s newest place to spark creativity

The creative working space Nummer 39 is Leeuwarden’s newest location for all the creatives and entrepreneurs out there. To receive an insight behind the idea and creation of it, I interviewed Peter Reen, one of the founders of the art organization Writer’s Block and co-creator of Nummer 39. In the past Reen had been involved and initiated a number of art and music events in Leeuwarden and for quite a while now he had played a significant role in the city’s cultural and artistic scene. More

YourPost’s DNA: Marisa Greiner from Germany

What is DNA? There are different ways to define DNA. Scientifically speaking DNA is short for deoxyribonucleic acid, a molecule that contains the genetic information of the entire organism. It can be found in each cell; it is the ultimate “data base”. But what does that tell us? And does our DNA define what kind of person we become? More

YourPost’s DNA: Raquel Moreira de Sousa from Portugal

Hi, my name is Raquel. I came from Lisbon, Portugal, where I study Marketing and Advertising and I ́m on my last year of graduation. My father is from Angola and my mother is from a little town in Portugal. I have one sister and a lot of cousins. My favourite part of the year is when we all meet at my grandmother’s farm and make a big dinner all together. More