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HF - Nov-Dec 2009 (Vol 4 No 6)

Holland Focus Nov-Dec 2009Delfsail - maritime event
An eyewitness account from our regular column writer Pim Feijen of this 5-yearly event in the Groninger harbour town Delfzijl, attracting around 900,000 visitors.

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.
In this edition we look at "De Kaarsemaaker" (de kaarsenmaker/ the chandler).

Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand. In this edition, the topic is the outcome of a recent Referendum on the question "Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?".

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs. In this edition the question of what is the oldest language in the world is put under the loupe.

Aviodrome - exploring a century of Dutch aviation
Jan Weijdt travelled to Lelystad and delved into the stories about this nearly 10 hectares museum of aviation history. 

Who's Who
In each issue of Holland Focus we give a description of a famous Dutch person. Readers who know this person are invited to send in their answer and go into a prize draw.

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the movie The Pink Panther 2 is being reviewed. Seemingly unrelated to the Dutch, you'll have to read the article to understand ths connection.

Besides our ‘regulars’ (Marcia, Pim, Edo, Book Reviews, etc.), this issue is packed with many other interesting articles such as: 65th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden, Etchings by Jan van de Velde II, Book reviews, Community news, Crossword, Dutch Cuisine, etc. etc.

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