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Rising into the air on jumping poles and hitting a ball with your bare hand: fierljeppen, as well as kaatsen and skûtsjesilen, are typical Frisian sports.
The Frisian horse is the only inland thoroughbred horse of Holland. The Frisian Horse was first recorded in the 13th century. But it is widely thought that this breed existed and was used by people around 3000 years before.
Boerengolf or farmers golf is the fastest growing outdoor sport in the Netherlands and very popular in Friesland. This type of golf is played with a wooden shoe on a stick.
Seven water lily leaves
The Frisian flag proudly waves on church towers in villages and towns all over Fryslân. This unique flag consists of seven diagonal white and blue bands on which seven red water lily leaves appear.
Frysk bloed, tsjoch op!
All Frisians proudly sing the Frisian anthem when athletes receive their honours and at other official occasions. It was written in the middle of the 19th century by Eeltje Halbertsma, a family doctor in the village of Grou.
Two golden lions
The Frisian coat of arms has a complicated history. It consists of a blue shield with two golden lions, one on each side.
About polkas and folk dancing
Fryslân still has a number or folk dancing groups that perform the old Frisian dances accompanied by music. The polkas, mazurkas waltzes and folk dances are performed in traditional Frisian dress.