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HF - May-Jun 2011 (Vol 6 No 3)

Holland Focus May-June 2011


Column by Jacob van Splunter in which he writes about his experiences and impressions gained during his many travels as journalist.
This issue is about the Royal Fairytale Down Under.

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

Verbeeldingen van Ambachten
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 Syreeder" (zijdefabrikant, silk maker).

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs.
In this issue's article titled "Jan Luykenjaar?", Frans writes about the great poet, illustrator and engraver of the 17th century: Jan Luyken and the fact that next year it will be 300 year ago that Luyken died.

Jan Weijdt
Each issue a different title. Jan writes about virtually anything: interesting places in the Netherland to visit ranging from modern museums to historical towns; background to current affairs and social issues, to name a few.
This issue is about "Language, a mind boggling vehicle".

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 2 Andre Rieu CDs.

Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand.
In this edition an analysis of the content of the news broadcasted on New Zealand's national television.

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the (hand-drwan) animation Van de Kat Geen Kwaad (A Cat in Paris) from directors Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli.

What else. . .
Besides our ‘regular’ contributors (Marcia, Edo, Johan, Erik, Henny), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles: profiles from special people in the community; Book Reviews; Community & Club news; Dutch Cuisine; etc. etc.

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