HF - Mar-Apr 2012 (Vol 7 No 2)

Holland Focus March-April 2012


Interview with  . . .
Cor Jaring (75), one of Netherlands most famous photographers from photos such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono in bed in the Hilton.

Column by Jacob van Splunter in which he writes about his experiences and impressions gained during his many travels as journalist.
In this issue's article Jacob gives some insight in the Nobel Prize procedures while visiting the Swedish capital Stockholm.

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 Speldemaaker" (speldenmaker, pin maker).

Kaaskoppen - a glance at the current Netherlands
Yolanda's regular column about actual affairs that keep the Nederlanders busy. This article, subtitled "Customer (un)friendly", questions whether Dutch businesses are actually as customer focussed as they claim they are in their brochures and websites.

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs.
In this issue's article titled "De Bruid en de Brui", Frans explores the origin of the expression "er de brui aan geven" (giving up).

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 the Museum of the Twentieth Century in Hoorn's former prison on Oostereiland.

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 the books "Verloren in Wanorde" and "Berichten over armoede".

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue Darren review Hors Satan (in English: Outside Satan) by Flemish filmaker Bruno Dumont.

What else. . .
Besides our ‘regular’ contributors (Marcia, Edo, Johan, Erik, Henny), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles, e.g. Amterdam Connecting; Eva Schloss, Otto Frank's stepdaughter awarded; profile of the Mol family, running Smartair in Albury; Book Reviews; Community & Club news; Dutch Cuisine; Childrens pages; etc. etc.

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