Holland Focus - September-October 2007 (Vol 2 No 3)
cover2_3Fryslân Boppe!
A series of articles about a unique part of The Netherlands, the province of Fryslân (Frisian Land).
This episode: remember the books about Hielke and Sietse and their boat "Kameleon"? Read the about the writer, Hotze de Roos, and his inspiration.

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.

Hoorn - Medemblik by steam tram
Some 50 km north of Amsterdam, a group of train fanatics have managed to re-instate a regular railroad service with steam trains.

Elf Fantasy Fair 2007
A yearly event since 2001, this year's Elf Fantasy Fair took place in fairly-like castle "Kasteel De Haar" in Haarzuilen, Utrecht. Read what draws 22,500 people to the Elf Fantasy.

Kiwikorrels - Fence 'n Hope
Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions about public affairs in New Zealand.
The Dutch version of this article is published in the September-October 2007 (ninth) edition of Holland Focus. The English version is available here.

crookeA new comic strip story, created and illustrated by Edo Fuijkschot
Follow the adventures of Dutch conman Frank Crooke when he staggers from the wreckage of HMS Descent on to the remote west coast of Australia.

Through the eyes of Anne Frank
If you ever visit Amsterdam, it's worth a visit to the Anne Frank House on the Prinsegracht. Read Yolanda Edens' experience and impressions.

De Vergulde Draeck
On the night of the 28th of April 1656 the VOC ship Vergulde Draeck, under the command of Pieter Albertszoon, ran onto a reef off the coast of Western Australia. This story takes you through the tragedy, the courage and perseverance in search for survivors.

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