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HF - Jan-Feb 2011 (Vol 6 No 1)

Holland Focus Jan-Feb 2011

Keep in touch with the Dutch
A new contribution from Henny for our younger generation.
Helping our children to understand and to know their Dutch history, heritage in Australia and back in the Netherlands.

Kaas Koppen
A glance at the current Netherlands by Yolanda Edens:
traffic offenders - new educational measures to force car drivers doing compulsary courses if they misbehave in traffic.

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 Instrumentmaaker" (instrumentbouwer, instrument maker).

Kiwikorrels
Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand. As 5 cyclist were killed recently, Frans warns cycling tourists about the dangers on New Zealand's roads in his article "Fiets Hier Niet".

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs. In this issue's article titled "Van Belgen en Bataven", Frans puts our forefathers in a different perspective compared to what we learnt about them at school.

Vincent van Gogh
Jan Weijdt writes about the painter who put Holland on the map: The ups and downs of a uniquely creative life. 

What is What
In each issue of Holland Focus Chris Lampe gives a description of a product that is very popular with the Dutch. 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 prize is Anna Enquist's book Counterpoint.

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the movie Copacabana set in Oostende, Belgium, from director Marc Fitoussi.

What else. . .
Besides our ‘regulars’ (Marcia, Jacob, Edo, Johan, Erik, Celine), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles: Dutch Zoologist Hans van Weerd - new General Curator of the Melbourne Zoo; The rich history of the port of Rotterdam; Shipwreck survivor Arie van den berg; Book Reviews, Community news (in particular the many Sinterklaas parties), Dutch Cuisine, etc. etc.

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