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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through the eyes of… Kristine Moiseikova from Latvia: Very kind and open-minded people

Waking up one morning, I found myself in a new world. Everything seemed so different, but I enjoyed it. I liked that I can explore my new world. I had never been to the Netherlands before. I didn’t know anything about this country. Thus, the more interesting it was for me to get acquainted with it. 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

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