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Sailing in Friesland Posted by on Oct 6, 2016

One of the coolest experiences I had this year was a sailing trip in Friesland. We drove from Maastricht to Leeuwarden so we could board our recently renovated zeilboot and sail towards the Waddenzee via the canals. Before sailing away, our schipper gave us a few safety instructions. Anytime he asked us to do something, we…

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Frisian and the Skûtsjesilen Championships Posted by on Jul 3, 2012


On July 28th the Skûtsjesilen Championships will take place. Have you never heard of the word Skûtsjesilen? I hadn’t. So here is what I found out via the Holland.com website: “Skûtsjes are typical Frisian ships that were originally used as cargo ships by Frisian farmers. Skûtsjes have a long and flat structure with which they…

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