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HF - Jul-Aug 2011 (Vol 6 No 4)

Holland Focus July-August 2011

SELECTION OF ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE OF HOLLAND FOCUS

G'day
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 Golden Pipeline, the 560km water supply between Perth and Kalgoorie.

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 Asstologist" (sterrenkundige, astrologer).

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs.
In this issue's article titled "achterlijke gladiool", Frans writes about the origin, use and misuse of common Dutch "scheldwoorden" (terms of abuse).

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 the most northern province of the Netherlands: Groningen.

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 the book "a brush of Mondriaan".

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the animated movie Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang (A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures) from Belgian director Ben Stassen.

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

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