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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

Carliza Correia Dos Santos, a Frisian miss with a mission and vision

It’s not a secret that Friesland houses some of the most beautiful women and successful models of The Netherlands. Not excluded are the two models who participate in Miss Supermodel Worldwide Africa (MSWAfrica), a national beauty pageant for women with an African background. The winner of MSWAfrica progresses to Miss Supermodel Worldwide, an international pageant in India where she will represent The Netherlands. One of these Frisian misses is Carliza Correia Dos Santos, an 18 years old student with a mission and vision. 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

A Syrian girl in Leeuwarden [3]

Since 2015 Friesland received approximately 2,250 adult refugees. Leeuwarden houses the majority of these immigrants, about 540. Naimee Alayobi, an 18-year-old Syrian girl told us her story and talked about her dreams and the challenges of starting over in the West. This part 3 of a series of 3. More

A Syrian girl in Leeuwarden [2]

Since2015 Friesland receivedapproximately 2,250 adult refugees. Leeuwarden houses the majority of these immigrants, about 540. Naimee Alayobi, an 18-year-old Syrian girl told us her story and talked about her dreams and the challenges of starting over in the West. This is part 2 of a series of 3. More

A Syrian girl in Leeuwarden [1]

Since 2015 Friesland received approximately 2,250 adult refugees. Leeuwarden houses the majority of these immigrants, about 540. We rarely get a chance to see the journey and difficulties of a refugee through the eyes of one of them. How is the integration with Dutch society, what are the obstacles of learning a new language, work, study. What are the biggest difficulties and what are the best things about living in Friesland. Naimee Alayobi, an 18-year-old Syrian girl told us her story and talked about her dreams and the challenges of starting over in the West.  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

The Stânfries X

You might have seen her, floating in the Frisian Canals. This ship is known in Leeuwarden due to her use presence in the annual arrival of Sinterklaas, expositions and other cultural activities. The Stânfries X is one of the few ships left of a period in which most cargo was transported over water. A period of trade between Holland and Friesland in which every now and then a ship sunk to the bottom of the Zuiderzee. A period that started for the Stânfries X in 1912, in Groningen. More

YourPost’s DNA: Karolina Dasenkovaite from Lithuania

Hello! My name is Karolina; however, I like when people refer to me as Caroline. I do not know why, maybe it sounds better? People always ask me that. I am 21 years old media student from a small yet incredibly beautiful country in the Baltic states – Lithuania. 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… Milen Elefterov from Bulgaria: Drinking coffee and nightlife

It is a surprise for most Frisian people to find out the amount of foreign students that come to Leeuwarden to study. Why Friesland?, Why Leeuwarden?, How did you find out about this city? are amongst the most common questions that I have been asked throughout my stay so far. People have been pleasantly surprised by the fact that foreign people know about this Dutch province. And as an Eastern European who emigrated to seek new opportunities, I have tried to make the most of my stay. More