HF - Jul-Aug 2012 (Vol 7 No 4)

Holland Focus July-August 2012


Ieper, reunification on the battlefield of yesteryear
Yolanda Edens spent several days on the battlefields in de Ieper Frontboog (Flanders), particularly associated with the armed forces of the Commonwealth countries in the WWI.

Profiel van  . . .
Samantha Vanua-van Reeuwijk, professional Jazz singer.

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 Norway, drawing a parallel with the Australian economy, in particular the oil an gas exploration.

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 Docter" (dokter, physician).

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs about typical Dutch language use and misuse.
In this issue's article titled "Zeevarend taaltje": Frans looks at the a masing number of phrases and expressions in the Dutch language relating to our seafaring history.

Interview with . . .
Niki van Buuren, a woman of strength.
As para equestrian athlete, Niki will represent Australia at the 2012 World Para Equestrian Driving Championship in Breda from 30 August till 2 September.

Jan Weijdt
Each issue a different title. Jan writes about virtually anything: interesting places in the Netherlands to visit ranging from modern museums to historical towns; background to current affairs and social issues, to name a few.
This issue is about Holland's own Outback: De Achterhoek.

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 book Amsterdam... The Essence (in English).

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue Darren reviews The Fairy (La Fee) by Belgian-based Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy. All three take shared responsibility for writing, directing and acting of this truly endearing gem.

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; Book Reviews; Community & Club news; Dutch Cuisine; Childrens pages; etc. etc.

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