Tag: Friesland

25 years Stichting Nassau en Friesland
Media & Co, Meetings

25 years Stichting Nassau en Friesland

The Stichting Nassau en Friesland (Nassau and Friesland Foundation) has been organizing activities in the Dutch province of Friesland already for 25 years. Together with partners like the Fries Museum, Fryske Akademy and Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden they also publish. Yearly at least two lectures, three city walks and concerts are being organized, and in special […]

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The impossible love of an author
History, Miscellaneous

The impossible love of an author

The Dekemastate in Jelsum, Province of Friesland, has a showcase full of books of the Dutch journalist, translator and writer Havank. He published over 30 crime-novels and stories and is one of the founding fathers of Dutch crime books. What are these books doing here? Havank’s real name was Hendrikus Frederikus van der Kallen (1904-1964), […]

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States in Friesland: The Dekemastate
Castles, Travel

States in Friesland: The Dekemastate

Just south of the city of Leeuwarden, Province of Friesland, very close to the Martenastate, you’ll find the Dekemastate in the village of Jelsum. The former noble estate nowadays is a museum. The Dekemastate is one of the oldest castles in Friesland, dating back to the 14th century, when it was built as a defendable […]

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States in Friesland: The Martenastate
Castles, Travel

States in Friesland: The Martenastate

Although I still haven’t seen all noble estates in the province of Groningen, on Saturday I went cycling in the province of Friesland next door, where manors are not called “borg” like in Groningen, but “state”. As I wanted to visit the grave of my great-great-grandparents in Stiens, north of the capital city of Leeuwarden, […]

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Koninklijk reizen – twee interessante tours
Travel, Travel Tips

Koninklijk reizen – twee interessante tours

Vakantietips voor degenen die nog niets geboekt hebben … Thüringen Oranje kenner Bearn Bilker neemt ons mee naar zijn geliefde Thüringen. Uit Thüringen stammen vele grote componisten, beeldende kunstenaars, denkers en wetenschappers die de Duitse zowel als de West-Europese cultuur, in hoge mate beïnvloed en zelfs gevormd hebben. Maar ook ons huidige vorstenhuis heeft vele […]

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A Royal Opening for Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018
News, Royal Visits

A Royal Opening for Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018

On Saturday 27 January 2018 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands came to Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands, to open the European Capital of Culture 2018. Not only Leeuwarden, but also the Province of Friesland and even the neighbourprovinces Drenthe and Groningen are part of a year of celebrations and activities. […]

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Marijke Muoi – Revolution in Friesland
Film & TV, Media & Co

Marijke Muoi – Revolution in Friesland

1795, Leeuwarden, Province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. The Orange-Nassau family has fled the country, the French troops have reached Friesland in February 1795. With the French as an example the patriots finally wanted to get rid of the Orange-Nassaus and the nobility. Politics were more important than ever in this period. […]

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