HF - Nov-Dec 2014 (Vol 9 No 6)

Holland Focus Nov-Dec 2014


Letter from the editor

Operation Market Garden, the major allied operation, to end the war, was not as successful as the allied forces had hoped for.

This year commemorates the 70th anniversary of the tragic events, dubbed ‘A bridge too far’ by Lieutenant Gen. Frederick Browning and the name of the movie (1977) based on this operation. Yolanda Edens wrote an article about the commemoration days in Nijmegen.

The Netherlands celebrates 200 year Kingdom and Holland Focus together with Stichting Ontwikkeling Nederlandse Kookkunst intent to organise Koningsdiners in the major cities in Australia and New Zealand on or close to the 27th of April, King Willem-Alexander’s birthday.

We already are in contact with many people that are willing to help organise this event. We will keep you informed about the venues and towns this dinner will be organised. The dinners coincide with Holland Focus’ tenth anniversary, another reason to organise these dinners.


This edition also includes some festive recipes for Sinterklaas and Christmas and as usual many informative articles. Enjoy the magazine.

Enjoy this issue.

Selection of other articles in this issue . . .

Operation Market Garden, 70 years on
Travelling through 95 years of KLM
Maastricht celebrates 200 years Kingdom
Duch discoverer of Vitamines
Save the Vergulde Draeck Inscription Rock
'n Bende van 5 - a unique multidisciplinary look at art
Self-Constructive with Lilith Love, national selfie exhibition by Dutch selfie queen
Rijksmuseum opens revamped Philip Wing

And last but not least: our regulars such as G'day, Kaaskoppen, Dutch/Flemish movie review, Kiwikorrels, Events in the Netherlands, Taals Taaltje, etc. etc. 



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