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HF - Nov-Dec 2008 (Vol 3 No 6)

Holland Focus Nov-Dec 2008Fryslân Boppe!
A series of articles about a unique part of The Netherlands, the province of Fryslân (Frisian Land) by Henk-Jan De Meer.
In this edition Henk-Jan enjoyed a well-earned holiday traveling through the Unites States where he bumped into Aafke, a Frisian, second generation Dutch lady.

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.
In this edition we look at "De Peerelgaater" (de parelboorder / The Pearl Driller).

Kiwikorrels
Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand. Frans too is on holidays and did not have much time for an new episode for the Nov-Dec 2008 edition.


crookeA 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 200 years ago.

 

 

ss Rotterdam back home
After 50 years, the largest passenger vessel ever built in The Netherlands came home. Sailing all continents as a liner and cruise ship, the grans "lady" was towed to het final place on the old harbour in Katendrecht.

Seen and be seen in the PC Hooftstraat
Yolanda Edens spend a couple of hours in the PC Hooftstraat, the most expensive street of the Netherlands. Where the rich go shopping and on a sunny afternoon many BN-ers can be spotted. Read about the history and the extravaganza of this remarkable  phenomen.

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the movie Waar is het paard van Sinterklaas? is being reviewed.

Various prizes to win in this issue
In this issue we have a few prizes to give away: a book about Andre Rieu, a CD from Christiaan Willems signed by the artist, various bracelets etc. from "XXX from Holland", the book 'The Twin' by Gerbrand Bakker and the book 'Grote reizen met kleine kinderen' by Femmie Goudswaard.
Get this edition of Holland Focus for more details on how to enter. 

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