HF - Jul-Aug 2013 (Vol 8 No 4)

Holland Focus July-August 2013


Inauguration King Willem-Alexander
This issue is overflowing with photos and article of the festivities in the Dutch communities in various parts of Australia.

Kaas Koppen
Regular column by Yolanda Edens. This issue Yolanda talks about the difficulties in finding a job in a jobmarket where there is fierce competition due to more than 8% unemployment.

Van Gogh at Work
Exhibition of Van Gogh's work in the newly renovated Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, until 13 January 2014. Catriona Black enjoyed a personal tour prior to the museum's reopening to the public.

Philips Museum - 122 years of industrial and cultural heritage
Our correspondent Ton van Rooij visited the Philips museum and takes us through some of the historical highlights of this enterprise.

Contribution from Jacob van Splunter. In this issue Jacob talks about the changing mentality and culture in his article entitled: Netherlands, a fraudulent country. 

Profiel van ...
Jaap Korver, voormalig doelman van voetbalclub Oranje en 4 keer voor het Zuid Australische elftal, bestuurslid van DSWC, en nog veel meer . . . Geinterviewed door Johan de Rooy.

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 Gouddraadtrekker" (Gold Wire Drawer).

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs about typical Dutch language use and misuse.
In this issue's article titled "Hart onder de riem", the origin and meaning of this expression is revealed by Frans in his usual, lighthearted, writing style.

Kiwikorrels - Veerboot ontspoord
Frans Hertoghs belicht een actueel onderwerp waar de bevolking van Nieuw Zeeland sterk bij betrokken is. Dit keer de verbinding tussen noord en zuid: De Veerboot. En wat er zoal mis kan gaan op zo'n peperdure overtocht. (The English version of this article is on our website page Kiwikorrels: Ferry derailed.)

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 Handboek voor Klein Geluk.

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue Darren reviews Camille Claudel 1915, starring Juliette Binoche as the fragile, tortured Claudeltwo fine Belgian actresses: Emilie Dequenne and Cecile de France. Directed by Bruno Domaont.

Suskind DVD
Double pass to cinema event: Vermeer and Music - the art of love and leasure
Bavaria dress
Andre Rieu CD or DVD
What is What: Handboek voor klein geluk
10% discount when ordering from website KeepInTouchWithTheDutch
How to win? Read the July-August edition for more details 

What else is in it . . .

Karin Bloemen show in Australia and New Zealand
Copy of the Tsar Peter house in Zaandam goes to Moscow

And of course our ‘regular’ contributors (Marcia, Edo's Crooke, Johan, Erik, Henny, Maria, Alieska), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles, including Book Reviews, Community & Club news, etc. etc.

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