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

Bulgarians in Leeuwarden [1]

It’s not a surprise that the Netherlands is the place where many high school graduates go to in order to continue their studies. With friendly environment, rich culture and high-quality education, the country draws in students from a myriad of places around Europe and the world. Studying in the Netherlands has recently risen in popularity in my home country, Bulgaria. Just in NHL Stenden alone, there are well-over 100 Bulgarians, in all of the courses that the university has to offer. 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: L.Morelli from Italy – How living in Leeuwarden helped me grow

I remember the first time I walked in Leeuwarden streets. It was a cold winter and I had decided to visit the city for a couple days before deciding to start my bachelor the next February. After I checked in at the hotel, just in front of the train station, I left my bags and went for my first walk in the city. At that moment I had been living in Amsterdam for almost six months and I was almost used to the chaos, traffic, noisy tourists and pickpockets. 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

YourPost´s DNA – Lydia Liersch from Germany

Let me briefly introduce myself. My name is Lydia, I´m from Germany and a second year Media and Entertainment Management student, currently living in Leeuwarden. Even thought I grew up in a relatively small city close to the border, I haven´t been to the Netherlands often. More

YourPost’s DNA: Andreia Pires from Portugal

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Hi, my name is Andreia I’m 20 years old and I am from Portugal. I live in a small town call São Pedro do Estoril it’s amazing because it’s near the sea and every day when I wake up and open my window I can smell the beach. In my home country, I’m studying Marketing and Advertising. In Leeuwarden, I’m studying the Communication course at NHL Stenden University. I choose this course because I wanted to develop my communication skills using a different language than my own. More

YourPost’s DNA: Sarah de Thy from France

Hoi, my name is Sarah and I am a 21-year-old French girl from Paris. Since my childhood, I have always wanted to live in the Netherlands and that is not a coincidence. Indeed, my grandmother lived in the Netherlands for thirty years and I was visiting her every vacation. For as long as I can remember I know that I wanted to come to this country one day and build a life there as I fell in love with this country, the culture, the food and the people. I liked everything about this place except for the wind maybe! More

YourPost’s DNA: Nanna from Denmark

Hej/Hoi/Hello to you dear reader! My name is Nanna. I am a 25-years-young Danish Viking. Yes, I am a very proud Dane. I think I am the typical Scandinavian girl – blue eyes and dark blond hair. I was born and raised in Roskilde, I don’t know if you know where that is, but it’s 30 minutes from Copenhagen and very famous for Roskilde Festival, which is also the biggest festival in Scandinavia, ring a bell? No? Use google. 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

Citizens of Liwadden [6]: Vicky, face & body paint and make-up artist

‘Citizens of Liwadden’ (‘Inwoners van Liwadden’) is a series of video portraits of remarkable citizens of Leeuwarden. In part 6, Vicky tells more about her hobby body and face painting, special effects and make-up. She gives a great demonstration of her skills to celebrate that a year ago the European Cultural Capital event Leeuwarder-Fryslân 2018 started at the end of January 2018.

Each country has its own new year’s traditions

New Year’s Eve is a time of different traditions in Fryslân and the Netherlands. For example, the last day of the year is the only day that the typically Dutch game ‘sjoelen’ is played, that the real Frisian people go ‘carbidschieten’ in the meadows and that we eat ‘oliebollen’. As soon as midnight nears, we end the year with a drink while we watch the last seconds tick by on the clock on the television.  Of these typical Dutch and Frisian traditions, we are often not even aware. This is just how it is supposed to be and how we do it every time. But what is normal in other cultures? More

YourPost’s DNA: Kristine Moiseikova from Latvia

Hello, my name is Kristine, Kristina or just Kris. I am a 22-year-old Latvian girl. I am not the typical Latvian girl because I have multinational roots. My grandparents are from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Latvia. That is why I speak Latvian and Russian languages fluently. In my family we speak only Russian language, but the Latvian language I use whilst speaking with professionals. 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