Friesland is the only bilingual region of the Netherlands. Because Frisian is officially recognised as the second language. This would probably never have happened without Gysbert Japicx (1603-1666). This schoolmaster and cantor from Bolsward was a famous poet and author in the Frisian language. In his birth house, you can trace the life story of this very striking man.
Museum Gysbert Japicx (1603-1666) / Frisian Language, Tourist Info Bolsward City, Store with Frisian Products, Cards and Books.