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Naoberschap (sense of community)
'Naoberschap', literally translated as 'neighbourliness' is a typical trait of Drenthe culture. It simply means that neighbours or fellow villagers support each other in word and deed at all times.
Every 'naober' (neighbour) even has a 'naoberplicht' or neighbourly duty to assist one's neighbour or fellow villager when they are in need. The sense of naoberschap in the boermarken in Drenthe was strong. For instance, it was common practice for everyone to help with the building of a new farm or new barn. You help someone this time, and next time others will help you.
This intense cooperation was the way in which Drenthe's people managed to remain independent and self-sufficient. Even today this sense of community is still highly valued. Naoberschap can be found outside Drenthe as well. It's a well-known concept in the Achterhoek, Twente, and Salland as well.