Explore the North 2011 began on Saturday afternoon with a literary journey through northern Friesland. Together with the artists, the audience travelled in a small group to a number of special locations in the province of Friesland. At De Zwarte Haan in St. Jacobiparochie and the church in Paesens-Moddergat, writers and artists shared the inspiration that they gain from that same Frisian landscape the audience was journeying through. The bus trip began and ended at the Grote Kerk in Leeuwarden, located on Jacobijnerkerkhof.
During the literary journey, the audience explored the province together with poet Jan Kleefstra, writer Albertina Soepboer, musician Chris Bakker, poet Tsjêbbe Hettinga and musician Sytze Pruiksma.
This programme was Dutch spoken.