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Friesland is one of the 13 provinces of the Netherlands. It is rather proud of it and they claim to have their own language, Frisian.
As a true inhabitant of the neighbouring province of Groningen, I do have to disagree to that and call their language a dialect, as our Groninger dialect.

I will humour them and place the first couplet of their anthem here:

Frysk bloed tsjoch op! wol no ris brûze en siede,
En bûnzje troch ús ieren om!
Flean op! Wy sjonge it bêste lân fan d'ierde,
It Fryske lân fol eare en rom.
Klink dan en daverje fier yn it rûn
Dyn âlde eare, o Fryske grûn!
Klink dan en daverje fier yn it rûn
Dyn âlde eare, o Fryske grûn!

It s a praise on their homeland.

Text from www.wilhelmus.nl.

On the picture a clog painted in the colours of the Frisian flag, we saw it when we came through a small village called Hemelum.

The Dutch word hemel means heaven, and the inhabitants of this village claim they are living in heaven.
See some of information on their homepage : www.hemelum.nl

Friesland has the most lakes and is known for it.
And of course the sky is phenomanable as well, like when we were driving near Rijpkerk.
It was a cloudy day, started to rain some and there was this rainbow just in front of the church tower at the right.
I had never seen it like that and was quite excited bout it so we had to stop.

Friesland ... sigh .... there s the touristic part near the lakes, during summer people from all over come here to sail.
And there s the more rural side of the province, behind the sea dykes.

Being a province with lots of water, many a mill can be found in this province.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros: Great for recreation
  • Cons: Most inhabitants speak Frisian
  • In a nutshell: Worth a visit when in the neighbourhood
  • Last visit to Provincie Friesland: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 20, 2004
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