I Have A Friesian Passport Now

Friesian Passport

I don’t think it gets any more official than this; a Friesian passport and country sticker (given to me by my parents-in-law). I had no idea that I had been illegally visiting Friesland without official documentation for all these years. I now keep my Friesian passport with me at all times when I am crossing ‘the boarder’ into Holland. The train conductor does seem a bit confused whenever I show it to him with my ticket though.

Friesian Car Sticker

The country sticker has been added to my car as an indication of my willingness to integrate (they don’t need to know that I still spend a lot of time in Holland). I expect that I will soon start to receive the secret Friesian benefits that come from having such a sticker (free parking, cheaper petrol, the right to overtake tractors, etc).

Next step is learning the Friesian anthem, which luckily is in my Friesian passport, next to the page advertising the model railway in Sneek.

I will keep you updated on the progress of my move to Friesland.

6 responses to “I Have A Friesian Passport Now”

  1. amsmama says:

    Congrats on your new citizenship!

  2. Gez says:

    Arr. ‘Ee be Frieshun now. I carn’t be trus’n of ’em furners!

  3. Jan Mango says:

    The real Friesian anthem, for integration sake:

    “Frysk bloed tsjoch op! Ik moat sa noadich pisje
    It wetter stiet my oan ‘e knibbels ta
    It moat d’r út as sil’t in daalder kostje
    Sa`n hege wetterstân kin ik net ha

    Memmie oh Memmie, helje de pot
    Helje de griene, want de reade is kapot” (bis)

  4. Exit Holland says:

    You only must change your domain name to invadingfriesland.com

    Ok, the last war was ages ago http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fries-Hollandse_oorlogen, but you never know.

  5. shasz says:

    As a native dutch guy from rotterdam i think someone is messing with you, not sure though. Don’t know a heckload about friesland except if has awesome sailing areas.

  6. Claire says:

    Just discovered your blog because I’m looking up things about Friesland (we’re heading there for the weekend from Belgium). I laughed out loud numerous times so I’m now going to click through all the posts until it’s time for dinner.

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