HF - Sep-Oct 2009 (Vol 4 No 5)

Holland Focus Sep-Oct 2009KLM 90 years of inspiration
A special 12 pages liftout packed with interesting articles about the history of KLM, including interviews, celebration activities throughout the year, the 75th anniversary of the London to Melbourne air race inwhich the Uiver won the handicap ranking.

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 Munter" (de muntmeester / the minter).

Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand. In this edition, Frans talkes about provoked murder cases and whether or not provocation is an extenuating circumstance.

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs. In this edition Frans explains why you must be a Dutchman if you know the song about Piet hein and his Silver Fleet. You can read the English version of this article here on our webite. We also included the audio track of this article, spoken in Dutch by Frans.

Alkmaar: oldest cheese market of the Netherlands
Yolanda Edens takes you back to the beginning days of the cheese trade in Holland and the hierarchy and rules of the Cheese Carriers Guild. 

Who's Who
In each issue of Holland Focus we give a description of a famous Dutch person. Readers who know this person are invited to send in their answer and go into a prize draw.

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the movie Mijn vader is een detective is being reviewed.

For this edition we have quite a number of prizes to give away to readers of Holland Focus. We have:

  • 20 DVD/CD sets of Helmut Lotti;
  • For readers in Victoria: 2 tickets to Helmut Lotti's Melbourne show;
  • small KLM model plane for our Crossword addicts;
  • Book "In het voetspoor van Louis Couperus" for the correct Who's Who answer;
  • Gazelle Bicycle: subscribe or renew your subscription before 31 Aug 2009 (Australian subscribers only)

Besides our ‘regulars’ (Marcia, Pim, Edo, Book Reviews, etc.), this issue is packed with many other interesting articles such as: the Pieter Nuyts' Legacy, DutchCare's opening celebrations of the Han and Judy Overbeek Lodge, Belgium's National Day celebrations and other community news, Crossword, Dutch Cuisine, etc. etc.

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