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  1. Sint-Bonifatiuskerk (Saint Boniface Church) in the background.

  2. Old and new, the top of the windmill building is scrapped.
 

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  • 3. River Ee


    4. Ee-area


    5. Northern bridge, busy bridge towards the town center.
 

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Spectacular photos. I like this city, it's kinda like Amsterdam (I'm not sure if all Dutch cities carry that look) but cleaner and more laid back. :cheers:
Many cities in Holland looks like smaller versions of Amsterdam with canals and typical dutch architecture. Just like you can see similarites between cities in most countries. :)
 

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A lot of (mid size) cities in the Netherlands had a similar look as a city like Amsterdam until recently. But many of these cities changed a lot, for the most part due to industrialization, the rise of the automobile (reclaiming canals for paved roads) and WWII. Luckily some cities were spared of bombings and canal reclamation.


Thanks for the comments.
 

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  1. EC 2012



  2. Backside of the Frisian Museum, historical downtown in the background.



  3. facade detail, Frisian Museum.

 

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Are there any signs in Frisian there?
Not really, about 90 percent of the signs are monolingual in Dutch, the other 10 procent is bilingual. So there are some signs in Frisian but they are more for decoration purposes. It's not like Brussels for example.

Outside the municipality of Leeuwarden, every other municipality can adopt its own language policy in Friesland.

thanks for the lovely photos...:cheers:
Thank you :cheers:
 

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  1. Oude Doelesteeg (popular pub street for students)



  2. Mercurius fountain (u/c)



  3. Ruiterskwartier (less popular shopping district)



  4. Wirdumerpoortsdwinger (canals)



  5. Façade of the (u/c) Frisian museum


 
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