YourPost’s DNA: Annika Ehbrecht from Germay


My name is Annika, I am currently 20 years old and from Germany. I grew up in a small town, Göttingen, which is in the middle of Germany, and to me, it seems to have a similar flair to Leeuwarden, except that there are hills there. For a while now I have been living in Oldenburg, which is further in the north and only 3 hours by train from here. More

YourPost’s DNA: Lisa Saager from Germany


Hallo! My name is Lisa and I’m 19 years old. I come from the very north of Germany, near Kiel and about two months ago I moved to Leeuwarden to study here. Half a year ago I decided on studying Creative Business at NHL Stenden and I’ll presumably stay here for about 4 years until I finish my Bachelors Degree. I chose to come to Leeuwarden because of the university that offers degrees I couldn’t find similarly at any German university. Furthermore, I decided on the Netherlands because I have always been interested in speaking a lot of English and having a lot of international possibilities in the future. 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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YourPost’s DNA: Martina Andrés from Spain

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

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

YourPost’s DNA: Mirjam Schuinder from the Netherlands

Hi! My name is Mirjam Schuinder. I’m a 21 year old Media & Entertainment Management (MEM) student at NHL-Stenden. Before the introduction week (Study Start Week) in year 1, I had never been to Friesland or Leeuwarden before. I immediately fell in love with this old city full of culture and charming canals. Originally, I’m from Hoogeveen, a small town in Drenthe which is about one hour away from here. 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

Tips About Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden is a located in the northeast of the Netherlands in the Dutch province called Friesland.  This article aims to give interested following exchange students some useful tips about Leeuwarden and the Netherlands in general, but also for people that are searching for a nice weekend trip. 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