HF - May-Jun 2012 (Vol 7 No 3)

Holland Focus May-June 2012


Profiel van  . . .
Marius van Helden, manager Community Services at Dutch Aged Care NAASA (SA).

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 travels took him to New Zealand and Australia earlier this year and wherever he was, conversations were about the weather, and not undeserved!.

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 Saalemaaker" (zadelmaker, saddler).

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs about typical Dutch language use and misuse.
In this issue's article titled "Hullie hebben nooit geen gelijk": Frans talks about such diversions from the standard Dutch Language which often originates from dialects or generally accepted incorrect use of words and grammar.

Interview with . . .
David Colmer, awarded translator of many Dutch books into English. David is an Australian (SA) living in Amsterdam with his (Dutch) wife and two daughters.

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 Brabantse Peel, a swampy region in the eastern part of the province of Noord-Brabant.

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 (Dutch) Book plus CD from The Shuffles "En toen kwam de hit".

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue Darren reviews The Kid with a Bike by Belgian siblings Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne.

What else. . .
Besides our ‘regular’ contributors (Marcia, Edo, Johan, Erik, Henny, Maria), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles, e.g. Amsterdam Connecting; profile of "de Kleine Contructions", a road construction business run by Albert de Kleine and partner Danielle Kuper in Tasmania; Book Reviews; Community & Club news; Dutch Cuisine; Childrens pages; etc. etc.

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