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

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 – 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

Through the eyes of… Marieke Sucker from Germany: Pretty tiny houses and open people

Before I started my studies here in Leeuwarden, I had never been to the Netherlands, even though it only takes me a three-hour road trip from where I used to live in Germany. Why I never came here? I don’t know, maybe because I thought as close neighbours of Germany, the Netherlands wouldn’t be so different andtherefor uninteresting. But only my very first visitprovedme wrong. I was really surprised on the first sight and never stop discovering habits, behaviours, traditions, and places that are different from Germany. More

YourPost editors work on ‘One of us’

(sitting from left to right) Laura Apostol (Romania), Milen Elefterov (Bulgaria) and Nynke Laverman – (standing) Leo Wildhagen (Germany), Nadja Nordström (Sweden) and Anna Greifeneder (Austria).

A few YourPost editors participated this week in the new LF2018 project by singer Nynke Laverman. The young journalists, all international students of HCL Stenden, spoke a sentence in their own language. More

YourPost’s DNA: Leonhard Wildhagen from Germany

Hey, my name is Leonhard Wildhagen, but usually everybody calls me Leo. I am a 24 year-old student from Germany. I am studying Media and Entertainment Management at NHL Stenden university Leeuwarden for about 2 years now. So, I had a lot of time to experience this beautiful city. I am originally from a small town in western Germany, called Recklinghausen. However, after my high school graduation, I started moving around a lot and traveled the world and ended up in Leeuwarden. Since then, it is the only place I would consider as home. More

New energy after the holidays

photo: Steven Hulzinga

The spring break is over and the editors of YourPost are taking on new energy! The program includes beautiful articles/series and sparkling video reports. Here a part of our editorial team, on the steps of de Kanselarij. In addition to Dutch, our team currently consists of students / volunteers from Romania, Germany, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Afghanistan, Sweden, Spain, Brazil and Austria.

Through the eyes of… Leo Wildhagen from Germany – Monthly noises and strange kisses

My name is Leo. I am a foreign third year student at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden. I was born and raised in the western part of Germany, an hour from the Dutch border. Moreover, my family is partly Dutch. Therefore, I had contact with the Dutch culture nearly all my life. I went to Callantsoog for holidays and ate massive amounts of Kibbeling and Vla. However, when I moved to the Netherlands, I recognized a lot of things, which were weird or special to me. More

11 Fountains: Franeker, Bolsward, IJlst, and Sneek [3]

Each of the 11 cities tells another story, has another history and has other characteristics. To include those aspects, the population of each city were involved to inspire the artists. Therefore, the 11 cities formed a fountain committee to collaborate with the artists. With the help of this collaboration, each fountain tells its own story, which is told in the following. More

Rica Kenning from Germany – YourPost’s DNA

Hi! My name is Rica Kenning; I am 23 years old and come from a small village in Germany. After I finished school I went to the UK for a year as an Au Pair to grow English skills. After that year I started studies in Germany but missed the international atmosphere, as I had in the UK. More

Lena Lötzer from Germany – YourPost’s DNA

My name is Lena Lötzer, I am 22 years old and from a small village in Germany. After finishing high school, I went to New Zealand for a year. In New Zealand, I grooved my English language skills, immersed myself in a different culture, and met people with various backgrounds from all over the world. The international atmosphere impressed me so much that I decided to study abroad. This is how I came to Leeuwarden three years ago. More

A choir with different background but singing with one mind and the same passion

All for One Foundation is the first and only multicultural gospel choir in Friesland and was founded in January 2011. Their aim is to spread the message of gospel music, to connect different cultures to each other within Friesland and environs. Later the name became All for one gospel choir. By the initiative of musical director Wilco Kloosterman and – of African origin – musician Basile Maneka were twelve singers together to start a new gospel choir. Meanwhile, the choir has about fifty members of European, African, Surinamese and Antillean origin. More