|Holland Focus - March-April 2007 (Vol 1 No 6)|
First of a new series of articles about a unique part of The Netherlands, the province of Fryslân (Frisian Land).
Royal Orange town in the Betuwe
In the centre of the Betuwe, close to Tiel is the historical town of Buren. Get yourself a copy of the sixth edition of Holland Focus and read why Buren is also known as "Oranjestad" (Orange town). We'll take you on a royal historical tour through the museum "Buren & Oranje".
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.
Leiden, city of Painters, Porters and Pilgrims
A tour through living history: Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt van Rijn, the most famous of all painters in Dutch history.
Another of Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions. This episode is about "NZ Posties Strike".
The English version is available here.
Origin of Cricket
Hands up all those who think they know how cricket actually started.
For more details on these and other interesting articles (such as "Hr. Ms. TROMP visits Sydney" , "Australian Wooden Boat Festival" and "Tolhuis en Haarlemmertrekvaart"), get your own copy of Holland Focus.