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HF - Nov-Dec 2010 (Vol 5 No 6)

Holland Focus Nov-Dec 2010

Mirusia - the voice for Always and Forever
Holland Focus inteviewed Mirusia Louwerse.

Kaas Koppen
A glance at the current Netherlands by Yolanda Edens:
anti-squatting - having turned a blind eye to squatters for years, a law came into affect since 1 October that makes squatting a criminal offence. And what will happen to the empty premises when the squatters have been chased out?

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 Olislaager" (olieslager, oil-crusher).

Sail Amsterdam 2010
An eye-witness account of the biggest nautical event in a city most famous for its world trade by one of our readers: Hans Bagnay.

Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand. In this edition, Frans reviews the invisible damage caused by the big earthquakes that hit Christchurch in September and October.

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs. This issue is about "Zwobbelend zwulpei", inwhich Frans takes a critical look at some of the last words in the Dictionary of the Dutch language.

Kortrijk, medieval heart amongst modern designs
Jan Weijdt visited the city of Kortrijk, close to the border between Belgium and France, and discovered that the devotee of modern architecture can also get his draw to the full extend. 

What is What
In each issue of Holland Focus Chris Lampe gives a description of a famous Dutch person in his column Who's Who. In this issue, Chris talks about a piece of household equipment being one of the most popular tools in the Netherlands. Readers who know the answer to the question related to this topic are invited to send it in and go into a prize draw.This issue's prizes are a Helmut Lotti CD (romantic performances) and a Tommy Fleming CD (christmas songs).

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the movie Coco Chanel & igor Stravinsky from Utrecht-born director Jan Kounen.

What else. . .
Besides our ‘regulars’ (Marcia, Jacob, Edo, Johan, Erik), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles such as: Book Reviews, Community news, Crossword, Dutch Cuisine, etc. etc.

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