Meet The Giants @ Daytrip to Friesland!

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- Meet The Giants @ Daytrip to Friesland! -

Join Culti Group for a Museum Visit, Dinner and Drinks in Leeuwarden. And let's Meet The Giants while doing so :)

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- The Sword of Big Pier -

The Biggest Frisian of all is already dead, but his 2,15 Meter Sword can still be seen in the Friesland Museum. The guy himselve was 2,13 meter and pretty strong - he was capable of slizing open armor. Armors were build to survive normal hits with swords, but there was nothing normal about any hit from Big Pier.

He also burned down cities that were under foreign occupation ones in a while. Back than that's what also justifeed wars versus foreign occupations looked like. There also was a personal reason for all this.

After Big Pier his wife was raped and killed by foreign troops, this guy single handely started The First Uprise versus foreign powers in The Netherlands, which at the end of the process made all foreign powers in the Northern part of the nowadays Benelux byte the dust.

So, The First Dutch Independence War started in Friesland. Do read the entire story here, the simularitees with Braveheart are striking - with as the essential difference that Big Pier was used to winning it all :)

The tallest people in The Netherlands are coming from Friesland, so we will run into one or two of them also during dinner and drinks and so :)

So let's go and see this sword :)

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- History -

The Frisians made thier country what it is today! They are the ones that started reclaiming land from the sea... By building Terpen and so. Frisians in general are not afraid of anything at all, so a bit of wather really doesn't hurt!

Go see all about the history of Friesland with Culti Group on November 3.

- Costs -

A EUR 2,50 organizers fee each. Other than that, pay as you go

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- Program -

12:15 Meet for Coffee in Restaurant Guadalupe

15:15 Arrive in Leeuwarden

18:00 Dinner

( Those who want to be back in the West of The Netherlands around 10 PM are better off leaving after dinner )

20:00 Drinks

22:00 Last Train Back to Amsterdam

( There are trains running from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden and Utrecht all night )

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  • Culti A.

    Hi all, I wont be online tmrw for checking any comments... CU tmrw :)

    November 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cu tomorrow...if not at gudalupe ill drive to leewarden station

      November 2, 2013

  • Culti A.

    Hi all, get ready for a nice daytrip :) People are coming from other chapters of Culti Group to, you never know how many people in fact turn up but it looks like we will be with 10 at least :)

    CU Tmrw :)

    November 2, 2013

  • Maria del Mar T.

    Sick :(

    November 2, 2013

  • Tarun

    Busy in moving to a new place

    November 2, 2013

    • Culti A.

      Next time than :)

      November 2, 2013

  • Culti A.

    Hi Naty, I tried to find Aldohen on google maps, but could not find it.... Did you mean Einhovden or Schoonhoven or something? Let me know! :)

    At all: greetings from sunshiny Barcelona ( 23 degrees and counting, also coffee plus Past for EUR 2 :) ).... Friesland more or less has the same prices as the rest of NW Europe.... But its worth it :)

    See you this sunday :)

    October 27, 2013

  • Naty

    Does anyone know say the best way to get to amsterdam starting from Aldohen Please!!

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Culti A.

    Language issues in Friesland: one guy keeps on talking in Frisian, the other one keeps on answering in Dutch..... => http://www.omropfryslan.nl/utstjoering/bynt-fan-21-oktober-2013

    Frisian, FYI, is one of the 4 mother languages of Old English....

    In the Frisian Museum also this topic might pop up, and I will bring some information to read in the train.... In English :)

    October 22, 2013

  • Culti A.

    Great! :) I am also looking forward!

    October 17, 2013

  • Tarun

    I have heard so much about Friesland from you Arjan, thus I am really looking forward to this day trip :)

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • Culti A.

    Ive added a picture.... :)

    October 14, 2013

  • Culti A.

    Practise your Frisian right here :) => http://www.omropfryslan.nl/utstjoering/bynt-fan-10-oktober-2013-0 ( BTW in the Frisian Capital people speak.... Dutch. )

    October 11, 2013

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