HF - Jul-Aug 2009 (Vol 4 No 4)

Holland Focus Jul-Aug 2009KAASkoppen
A glance at the current Netherlands - column by Yolanda Edens  discussing actual affairs that keep the Nederlanders busy. This issue Yolanda reflects on the drama on Koninginnedag (Queen's day).

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 Moolenaar" (de molenaar / the miller).

Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand. In this edition, Frans talkes about the fatal shooting and siege in Napier on 7 May. The English version can be viewed here on our website.

Jan Weijdt takes you back to the beginning days of this stronghold positiones at the basin of the rivers Maas, Waal and Merwede (Land van Altena). 

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the movie The Beaches of Agnes is being reviewed.


Besides our ‘regulars’ (Marcia, Pim, Taals Taaltje, Who's Who, Book Reviews, etc.), this issue is packed with many other interesting articles such as: an interview with the Dutch Air Conducting Champion Richard van Roessel, a group of Dutchies cruising on the Volendam, community news, etc. etc.

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