Friesland is simultaneously the most linguistic and the most language-sensitive province in the Netherlands. You’ll encounter a huge variety of spoken languages: Frisian, Dutch, Papiamentu, German, City Frisian, Stellingwerfs (Dutch low-Saxon), even East and West Ameland and more. This makes the province a unique example for the rest of the world of how multilingualism works.
Friesland has a long tradition of research on multilingualism. Stimmen fan Fryslân is called Citizen Science: everyone can make a valuable contribution using a smartphone, a tablet or the website. Download our app, speak something into it, contribute to science, and help increase the knowledge of Friesland’s multifaceted linguistic landscape.