HF - Nov-Dec 2013 (Vol 8 No 6)

Holland Focus Nov-Dec 2013


Nederland herondekt Australie
Verslag van de binnenkomst van de drie Nederlandse Tall Ships in Melbourne door de ogen van de heer Hans Nieuwland, Consul van Nederland voor de staat Victoria. Hans was lid van het MITSF committee om de schepen te verwelkomen gevolgd door een Fleet Review.

Kaas Koppen
Regular column by Yolanda Edens. This issue, entitled "pension gap", the rise and fall of the "50PLUS" (political) party, in particular its leader Henk Krol, is placed under the loupe, on top of a major concern regarding pension payments as a result of cut backs by the Dutch government.

Speculating about Speculaas
Paola Westbeek's favourite topic: anything about Dutch food! Background and the variations including some opular recipes.

Gerard Willems
Interview with this great performer of Beethoven's sonata and concertos. 

Profiel van ...
Jane Alexander . . . geinterviewed door Johan de Rooy. Ofschoon niet van Nederlandse afkomst, maar altijd present in de DSWC club in Salisbury, waar zij de scepter zwaait in de keuken en het winkeltje. 

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 Mesinggieter" (Brass founder).

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs about typical Dutch language use and misuse.
In this issue's article titled "Wie Weet Wat Waar Willem", the origin of the name Willem.

Kiwikorrels - Absolute winnars
Frans Hertoghs belicht een actueel onderwerp waar de bevolking van Nieuw Zeeland sterk bij betrokken is. In deze aflevering gaat het over de America's Cup en de betrokkenheid en invloed van prominente New Zeelanders in de wereld van wedstrijdzeilen.

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 Comedy in a minor key by Hans Keilson.

Dutch/Flemish movies
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue Darren reviews KILL ZOMBIE.

CD Box set of Andre Rieu
What is What: book Comedy in a minor key by Hans Keilson
CD Box set of Gerard Willems
How to win? Read the November-December edition for more details 

What else is in it . . .

Remarkable Women, remarkable stories
Opening of the new Palace of Justice by King Willem-Alexander
Interview with Meindert Wolfraad, owner and dealer of the oma-style "LEKKER" bike. 

And of course our ‘regular’ contributors (Johan, Alieska, Paola, Frans, Tiffany, Birgit), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles, including Book Reviews, Community & Club news, etc. etc.

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