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News Netherlands » Friesland: The Dutch city with a constantly changing name

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180423-the-dutch-city-with-a-constantly-changing-name
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

The historical Oldehoofsterkerkhof square in Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, is a striking muddle of the weird and the wonderful. Leeuwarden is a striking muddle of the weird and the wonderful There is De Oldehove ...

News Netherlands » Friesland: Dutch ‘Singing Road’ Silenced After Villagers Complain: ‘I’m Going Nuts’

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/world/europe/netherlands-singing-road.html
Publication date: hursday 12 April 2018

The coastal province of Friesland, while part of the Netherlands, has its own language. “We don’t speak Dutch; we speak Frisian,” Ms. Poepjes said. “So that’s why we gained the title of cultural capital in 2018, and we wanted to highlight that.”

News Netherlands » Friesland: This 'Singing Road' in the Netherlands Has Been Driving Locals Batty

News channel or source: http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/singing-road-netherlands-driving-people-crazy
Publication date: Friday 13 April 2018

Rumble strips that have been installed on a highway located in the Friesland region, in northwest part of the Netherlands, make the road play the Frisian national anthem when drivers pass over them at 40 mph, the BBC reported. The new addition to the road ...

News Netherlands » Friesland: Dutch 'singing road' closed after neighbours' complaints

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43725796
Publication date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

But residents of a nearby village in the Netherlands said the constant noise was driving ... For the road to play out the anthem of the northern province of Friesland, cars had to drive at the speed limit of 60km/h (40mph). The sound was created when ...

News Netherlands » Friesland: TUNING FORK IN THE ROAD

News channel or source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/6023187/musical-road-netherlands-leeuwarden-sings/
Publication date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

IF YOU drive over this road in the Netherlands and stay at the speed limit ... the highway sings out the regional anthem of Friesland. But the novelty for Jelsum locals has already warn off, and they want the asphalt instrument gone.

News Netherlands » Friesland: New Dutch 'Singing Road' Removed After Villagers Label Noise 'Psychological Torture'

News channel or source: https://jalopnik.com/new-dutch-singing-road-to-be-removed-after-villagers-la-1825267982
Publication date: Saturday 14 April 2018

The coastal province of Friesland, while part of the Netherlands, has its own language. “We don’t speak Dutch; we speak Frisian,” Ms. Poepjes said. “So that’s why we gained the title of cultural capital in 2018, and we wanted to highlight that.”

News Netherlands » Friesland: Singing road installed in the Netherlands

News channel or source: https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/country-living/back-paddock/singing-road-installed-in-the-netherlands/news-story/000356ef412c1ea84841f80323810624
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

BACK Paddock’s Netherlands correspondent, Double Dutch, has been lauding the Friesland provincial government’s rollout of singing roads last week. That’s right, a singing road. In a bid to train lead-footed drivers, the Government installed rumble ...

News Netherlands » Friesland: Netherlands destroys singing highway after villagers complained of 'psychological torture'

News channel or source: http://vancouversun.com/news/world/this-singing-road-was-supposed-to-reduce-speeds-instead-it-drove-villagers-mad/wcm/a33f0d2c-6474-4522-aa92-80db75b495bc
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The provincial government of Friesland, at the northern tip of the country, installed a series of rumble strips in the road, each designed to play a note when a vehicle drove over it. Taken together, the 300-metre stretch of rumble strips played the ...

News Netherlands » Friesland: Watch: 'Singing road' hits sour note for villagers

News channel or source: http://www.wnd.com/2018/04/watch-singing-road-hits-sour-note-for-villagers/
Publication date: hursday 12 April 2018

But for villagers in the northern province of Friesland in the Netherlands, the sounds emitted from a country highway as a result of their government’s plan to deter speeding amounted to “psychological torture.” What happened was that someone ...