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HF - Mar-Apr 2011 (Vol 6 No 2)

Holland Focus Mar-Apr 2011

Portrait of the Friesian Horse
A theatrical riding event to expose the breed to the general public. The evnt will be held on Friday, 1st April 2011 at Werribee Park in conjunction with the International Judging (keuring) of Friesian horses by the ANZFHS).

Kaas Koppen
A glance at the current Netherlands by Yolanda Edens; actual affairs that keep the Nederlanders busy.

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 Leeraar" (predikant, preacher).

Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand. In this edition Frans analysis the dismal shape of the financial situation of New Zealand, on the brink of bankruptcy.

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs. In this issue's article titled "Hondenklamei", Frans wonders why men's best friend is so nagatively portrayed in various expressions of our language.

Ravenstein - tubulent past, peaceful present
Jan Weijdt writes about this historical town situated on the banks of the river Maas. 

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 issues correct answers go in the draw for 1 of 3 Helmut Lotti DVDs.

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the movie Joy from director Mijke de Jong.

What else. . .
Besides our ‘regulars’ (Marcia, Jacob, Edo, Johan, Erik, Celine, Henny), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles: profiles from Pieter Zaadstra (versatile author and artist), Renate Nguyen (singer/sonwriter); Book Reviews; Community news (in particular many Dutch Festivals around this time of the year); Dutch Cuisine; etc. etc.

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