HF - Nov-Dec 2011 (Vol 6 No 6)

Holland Focus November-December 2011


Column by Jacob van Splunter in which he writes about his experiences and impressions gained during his many travels as journalist.
This issue's article has a slightly different focus: the Rupert Murdoch empire.

Verbeeldingen van Ambachten
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 Brillemaaker" (brillenmaker, eyewear maker).

Kaaskoppen - a glance at the current Netherlands
Yolanda's regular column about actual affairs that keep the Nederlanders busy. The economy, Doctors (GP) on strike, the housing market, and lately the decision by minister Schulz-Van Haegen (Infrastructure) not to equip 131 new trains with toilets because it's too expensive.

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs.
In this issue's article titled "Goeiedag!", Frans writes about human behaviour when two people meet and the most used word "dag" both when people meet and when they depart.

Jan Weijdt
Each issue a different title. Jan writes about virtually anything: interesting places in the Netherland to visit ranging from modern museums to historical towns; background to current affairs and social issues, to name a few.
This issue is about "Giethoorn" - Dutch Venice of the North - its origin, history and current place in cultural Nederland.

What is What
In each issue of Holland Focus Chris Lampe gives a description of something that is very popular with the Dutch. Readers who know the answer to the question related to this topic are invited to send it in and go into a prize draw. This issues correct answers go in the draw for one of two CD's "Love Letters" by Andre Rieu.

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue some of the contributions from the low countries to the London Film Festival: Foeksia the Mini-Witch, The Giants and Almayer's Folly.

What else. . .
Besides our ‘regular’ contributors (Marcia, Edo, Johan, Erik, Henny), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles, e.g. Dutch fashion awards 2011, Going Dutch in Curacao, Reliving the Middle Ages in Nijmegen, profiles from special people in the community; Book Reviews; Community & Club news; Dutch Cuisine; etc. etc.

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