The Fryske Akademy: the research centre of Fryslân

The Fryske Akademy is an enterprising institute carrying out scientific research in the fields of the Frisian language, culture, history and society.

On this website, you may read up on the objectives of the Fryske Akademy and you may view part of our books and publications. Moreover, you may use the website to ask the experts of our Language Desk for language advice.

Do you have any questions? Please feel free to contact us.

Maria Louise Year 2015

Friesland honors princess Maria Louise (Marijke-muoi) with a festive commemoration year. See

Dag van de Brief

Friday 24 April 2015 in Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie, Leeuwarden: a day with lectures, films and activiteiten on the value of preserved letters.

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13th Grut Frysk Diktee

This year's 'Grand Frisian Spelling Bee' is taking place on 19th of May. Find out more (in Frisian) about this major test of Frisian written language skills.

Frysk Frysk