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Holland Focus - November-December 2007 (Vol 2 No 4)
cover2_4André Rieu Australia 2008 Tour
In September André was in Melbourne to promote his concerts. Holland Focus spoke with him.

Fryslân Boppe!
A series of articles about a unique part of The Netherlands, the province of Fryslân (Frisian Land).
In this edition: Skûtsjesilen, about the origin of the sailing competitions with this special type of Tjalk: it Fryske Skûtsje.

Verbeeldingen van Ambachten
Our regular column by Frans Hertoghs analysing the poems and drawings by Jan Luyken (or Luiken).
Luyken lived in the second half of the "Golden Century" (17th century) and his work shows us the daily life of his time.

Arnhem - Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
Jan Weijdt tells the story of how the museum started with six buildings in 1918 and grew to more than eighty buildings today.

Volkszangdag Delft
How Jeanne Bouwmeester's dream of doing a small retake became a huge success with over 3000 "old" singers gathering at the Market on 25 August 2007.

Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand.
Read the English versions here.

crookeA comic strip story, created and illustrated by Edo Fuijkschot.
Follow the adventures of Dutch conman Frank Crooke when he staggers from the wreckage of HMS Descent on to the remote west coast of Australia 200 years ago.

A look behind the windows - Amsterdam's red light district
Yolanda Edens takes you on a prying walk through "De Wallen", the area between the Warmoesstraat, the Zeedijk and the Damstraat.

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