Provincie Friesland Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by Vanity666
  • Local Customs
    by Vanity666
  • Local Customs
    by Vanity666

Provincie Friesland Local Customs

  • Bell tower

    Throughout the province of Friesland (the most in the south west area)are some remarkable monuments, that being original bell towers.Building church towers was an expensive thing to do and because people wanted to announce church services and/or the passing away of a fellow villager in a dignified manner, they searched for a cheaper solution, thus...

  • Names of villages and towns

    Since the Frisian language was acknowledged, all entrance signs on public roads got, next to the Dutch name of the village/town, a Frisian adding.It can be rather confusing but just prepare yourself well before you travel.At first, after the change to language, some signs only showed the Frisian name, but when this turned out to be too confusing,...

  • Leaver dea as slaef

    At the Rea (Red) Klif near the village of Warns (Fryslan) stands a simple monument in memory of the 'Battle near Warns', which occurred in the year 1345. The Frisians fought a freedom fight against William IV, Count of Henegouwen, Holland and Zeeland. The inscription on the stone reads: 'Leaver dea as slaef', which means: We prefer death over...

  • Try to at least understand some Frisian

    As as I stated earlier, the people of this province are a proud bunch.The tend to talk solely Frisian sometimes, especially in the more rural areas.Even their postcards are in Frisian language! Tige tank means thanks very much!

  • Boat spotters

    My neighbours like their traditions - one of them is to look at boats - sailing or boats for heavy transport between their towns !But some of them are getting asleep !

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