In case you want to speak some...
In case you want to speak some Frisian (regional language spoken in Friesland), here is the url of a site where you can translate English to Frisian:http://dictionaries.travlang.com/EnglishFrisian/Someone had asked me by mail, but very unthoughtful of me (shame on me!), I do not know right know who that was.I myself can speak some Frisian, but I am far better in speaking Gronings, the regional language of our little province (far nicer a language than Frisian lol!)
Frisians (the habitants of the...
Frisians (the habitants of the province of Friesland where Leeuwarden is the capital of) are quite nice. They are always helpful and in for a talk.
Frisians have besides Dutch their own language which is called 'Fries'. It isn't an easy language, if you didn't study it but do know Dutch you still don't understand it. Besides their own language Frisians have their own flag to. You can see some of it on the picture: it's blue and with with vertical stripes and in between are red heart shaped figures.
Wraldsimmerfestival is an international folklore festival held in Bergum, with participants from whole world.
Besides us, other groups were from Mongolia, Benin, Holland, Paraguay, Kalmukkië, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, India, Turkey. Belgium, Kenya.
Jopie Huisman museum in...
Jopie Huisman museum in Workum. Realistic, self taught painter. So amazing that I visited 3 times to enjoy the paintings again and again. He autographed a book for me and as I noticed he wrote the same for everybody: Lots of Happiness! Jopie.
FRIES MUSEUMThe Fries Museum...
The Fries Museum contains a period room, an extensive textile collection; finds form the Friesian hills, large collection paintings and Friesian silver. Besides that, the monumental chancellery from the 16th century is also a part of the museum.
And the exhibition of Mata Hari, the department Modern Art and office Leeuwarden where young artists can have their exhibition are worth it.
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The most important event in Friesland will be the “Elfstedentocht”. Unfortunately the weather isnt always coorperating for this fever.
Because this event wont take place most of the time, the province organizes yearly a alternitive Elfstedentocht: in May for walkers en in June for cyclists, motorists and motorcyclists.
But you can also take this famous route on your own. All the Local Tourist Information Centers can provide you a route.
SNEEKWEEKEvery year in...
Every year in August, Sneek is in the sign of sailing. During the “Sneekweek” watersport-lovers from all over Holland will come together on the Sneekermeer.
This whole week sail-contests take place with different kind of boats, also the well known Friese “skûtsjes”. But not only sail-contests, also a party every night and a lot of amuzement, will make the Sneekweek a happening.
Leeuwarden is the start and finish town of the Friese Elfstedentocht. This is a 200 km skating event along the eleven Frisian towns organised when the winter is cold enough and the ice is thick enough.
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Odd to me, and on the contrary...
Odd to me, and on the contrary with Greeks, Dutch people almost never drink water! They always prefer coffe ,thea or refresments and of course........a lot!!!!of beer!!!
Frisia is the land of ice and...
Frisia is the land of ice and skates. On this picture you can see a typical Bell Sledge with a beautiful Frisian horse.
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