|Holland Focus - November-December 2006 (Vol 1 No 4)|
Nijmegen, cornersone of the Roman Empire
More than 2000 years old, Nijmegen's history started around 50 BC, when a tribe of people, the Batavians, settled on a plateau from which they had a good view over the river.
The ss ROTTERDAM is coming home
Since her launch on the 13th of September 1958, years of cruising, name and ownership changes, the ss ROTTERDAM will finally find her permanent mooring in Rotterdam, where she is to be used as a tourist attraction.
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.
Another of Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions. This episode is about "Vodka of 42 below zero".
The English version is available here.
The "Golden Pipeline" from Perth to Kalgoorlie
The life line of the eastern gold fields. Thanks to the visionary Sir John Forrest, the first premier of Western Australia, and the technical skills of his head engineer Charles Yelverton O'Conner.