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Cover: Photography: Carli Hermès @ Unit CMA. Styling and Hair & Make-up: Katelijne Verbruggen and Patricia van Heumen @ Angelique Hoorn. Decor: Gloudy @ Witman Kleipool. Model: Babs @ Touche Models. Photography assistant: Sjoerd de Wit. Post production: Leonard van Vliet @ Unit CMA. Production: Ester van Vreden @ Unit CMA. Clothes: Top: Malene Birger. Blouse: Hugo Boss. Skirt and belt: Marni/Azzuro Due. Blue skirt and shawl: H&M. Props: Glass jug: Sissy-Boy Homeland. Basket and milk jug: Pol’s Potten. Lamp: Algharnata. Milk bowl: Pittenkoning. Bread bowl: Fair Trade Shop. Shoes: Prada. Telephone: Samsung. Tiles designed by Piet Paris. This page: Johannes Vermeer: The Milkmaid, 1660, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – acquired with the support of the Rembrandt Association.

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Master painter Johannes Vermeer was the inspiration for this month’s cover. We decided to create our very own 2009 version of The Milkmaid (1660) to help celebrate all things Dutch. For details of the special Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, go to page 51. Also in this issue, we go on an islandhopping adventure, discover the secrets of Dutch design and take a trip to New York, where 400 years of Dutch influences are being celebrated throughout the year.

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Culture

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The term ‘Dutch design’ generates excitement around the globe. But what exactly is it and why is The Netherlands so good at it?

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Island time tim

Music to our ears

The Wadden Islan Islands are true natural

The lead singer of Moke gives his thoughts

wonders, with endless end beaches, fine

on life in the Lowlands, while top Dutch

food and amazing nature trails all

photographer Anton Corbijn captures the

waiting to be disco discovered

band on film in this Holland Herald exclusive

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12 In the picture

400 reasons to celebrate

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Holland is famous for its bicycle culture, so we chased down some locals and asked them what’s so great about this

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Words of wonder

34 Business bites The Dutch in numbers

Updates What’s on in The Netherlands

Famous and fabulous

On the move

Going Dutch in NY

Touchdowns The best city guides

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ROTTERDAM WORLD BUSINESS Rotterdam, being the economic centre of The Netherlands, is located in the heart of the European market with 500 million consumers in the very vicinity. Rotterdam’s economy is built upon a legacy of strength in international shipping, trade and logistics. Rotterdam has a strong reputation as a leading international trading centre for a rich variety of commodities, industrial goods and services. The city has unique strengths within economic clusters that include port & logistics, care and cure, and creative industries. The Rotterdam skyline reflects the present energy in the city: young, dynamic, creative, exciting, open minded and international. Many global companies representing a multitude of industries and services call Rotterdam their ‘home’. Rotterdam also offers a wide variety of high end conference venues, such as the amazing Steamship

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“Rotterdam”. Rotterdam is the place to be for your business!

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Dutch dedication and Italian style

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Headquartered in Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands, Vredestein has produced a wide range of rubber products over the years, from tennis balls and inner balls for footballs to carpets to name just a few. Vredestein celebrated its centenary last year. With the pressure of globalisation and the increasing tendency of companies to specialise, Vredesteins’ focus has now for some time been exclusively on producing tyres, albeit for a range of automotive markets: car tyres, classic car tyres, agrarian and industrial tyres and bike and scooter tyres. Vredestein made its name as a tyre manufacturer by investing in technology, innovation and brand image and now has offices in 16 countries. The cooperation with Giugiaro, named as car designer of the twentieth century added a crucial extra dimension.

Dutch dedication and Italian style: a winning combination

product development within the

the market was not quite sure what

automobile industry and the

to expect. Since then, this pioneering

production of experimental and

co-branding approach has reaped

Around 1997, Vredestein changed its

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Alongside the cooperation with

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Giugiaro, the company made the

Giugiaro designed an entire series of

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Giugiaro. Born in 1938, Giugiaro has

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single-handedly changed the face of

the upper segment of luxury cars

These jointly developed tyres

motoring, designing such icons as

such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes.

modernised the market with regard

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He introduced what is now known as

it is not until the tyres of the new car

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the ‘folded paper’ era, when cars

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Vredestein. By focusing on the high

genuinely appropriate.

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segment, they are therefore talking

voted ‘Car Designer of the Century’.

to a target group who like a good

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commemorated an anniversary last

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creative research and design activities have resulted in no

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less than 120 manufactured car models. More than half of the past

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Dutch facts & figures Words: Jeanne Tan

1955 Photography: Jurgen Huiskes/Hollandse Hoogte. Nils Jorgensen/Rex Features/Hollandse Hoogte. Nijntje: © Mercis bv

The loveable little bunny Miffy (or Nijntje in Dutch) was created by Dick Bruna in 1955. However, it wasn’t until 1963 that she evolved to look exactly as she does today. Over 30 books have been written about Miffy who is commonly mistaken as being Japanese.

11 CITIES

Definitely not for the fainthearted, the Elfstedentocht – 11-cities marathon – is a gruelling long-distance iceskating competition held in the northern province of Friesland. Covering almost 200 kilometres, the route passes through 11 cities beginning and ending in the provincial

Zero

capital Leeuwarden. The

The beloved national

takes place in severe winters,

colour of The Netherlands,

so there have only been 15

orange, is often quoted

tournaments since 1909, with

(along with purple and

1997 being the most recent.

highly celebrated event only

silver) as a word that rhymes with no other word in the English language.

750,000 bikes that are stolen over the same period. That’s an

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astounding 2,055 bicycles nicked per day!

Netherlands’ most successful music act, based on album

750,000 BICYCLES It’s common knowledge that bicycles outnumber inhabitants in The Netherlands. This amount keeps growing: around 1.7 million bikes are sold each year but this increase is countered by the

million albums

Did you know they were Dutch? 2Unlimited is The sales. They sold over 20 million albums and their biggest hit, No Limit, reached number 1 in 35 countries in 1993.

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3 missing What were they thinking? Rembrandt’s famous painting The Night Watch was moved from its original home in the Arquebusiers Hall to Amsterdam Town Hall in 1715. The colossal painting was

70 kg

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

Dutch facts & figures

too big for the wall so strips

-6.76m

were cut off from the sides.

Fashion designers Viktor & Rolf are renowned for their innovative

The left side suffered the

collections and catwalk presentations. Their now infamous

Just how low can you

most damage, resulting in a

show ‘Russian Doll’ (Winter 1999–2000) featured a single model

go? The deepest point in

loss of three characters from

who was painstakingly dressed until she was gasping under 70

The Netherlands is -6.76

the painting. It can be seen

kilograms of bulgingly exquisite haute couture.

metres (that’s 22 feet

today at the Rijksmuseum,

below sea level), located in

Amsterdam.

the Zuidplaspolder in the province of Zuid Holland.

7 SITES

The Netherlands has seven sites on the UNESCO the Rietveld Schröder House, the mills at Kinderdijk-Elshout (pictured), Schokland and the historic city of Willemstad in The Netherlands Antilles.

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

World Heritage List, including

1928-1933 Watch out when trading online with Mr or Mrs Janssen. They are less likely to pay up, according to a recent Dutch survey. Credit management agency Lindorff Group surveyed the transaction data of 1.2 million Dutch Internet shoppers and concluded that while Janssen spelled with double ‘s’ was the most common bad payer, Jansen with one ‘s’ was also not to be trusted. The top-five worst payers were all born between 1980 and 1985, while the top five best payers were born between 1928 and 1933. It’s not all bad news for the young folks, though: those born in 1990 and 1991 had above-average payment records. DUTCH Holland Herald

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Rutger Hauer

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1944 BORN IN BREUKELEN, UTRECHT 40 YEARS OF ACTING From psychopathic killers to romantic leads, Rutger Hauer has played them all. But before bursting onto the international movie scene in the early 1980s, in films such as Nighthawks and Blade Runner, one of his most successful Dutch films was Soldier of Orange (1977; pictured left is the Holland Herald from the same year). He played the real-life war hero Erik Lanshof, and says of the role: “I met the real Soldier of Orange before we started shooting. He was happy with my portrayal, and we actually became life-long friends. Director Paul Verhoeven and I had reservations before making the film, as we didn’t want to shoot a typical war film. We’re not American, and that hero stuff is not something the Dutch can do, but it turned out really well.” Along with acting, in 2009 his other projects will include the I’ve Seen Films International Short Film Festival (go to www.icfilms. org for entry forms if you’re a budding director) and his charity, the Starfish Association, which helps raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. www.rutgerhauer.org

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TRAVEL ZANZIBAR

1985 BORN IN OOSTERMEER, FRIESLAND 178 CENTIMETRES TALL It’s not every day a girl from Friesland stars on the cover of Vogue, but that’s just one of the achievements of Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes. In 2008, her rapid rise of profile earned her the fifth spot in Forbes magazine’s World’s Top-Earning Models list. She jumped from 14th in 2007 to fifth position after signing lucrative contracts with L’Oréal and Victoria’s Secret. Kroes also works with Calvin Klein and appeared in the 2008 Pirelli calendar. The 24-year-old beauty currently lives in New York.

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Doutzen Kroes

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Dutch design is admired around the globe. Jane Szita investigates what lies behind this creativity

Objects of

Godogan Table designed by Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe for Droog (2006) www.droog.com

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desire When, earlier this year, Droog Design – the Netherlands’ irrepressible conceptual design label – opened its remarkable new store on New York’s Greene Street, it was a bold move in more ways than one. The space marked Droog’s ambitious entry into architecture – another succesful Dutch specialism of recent times – with a whole house (by Studio Makkink Bey) available in its entirety or as customisable parts. The act of opening such an ambitious enterprise in hard-hit New York at the height of the crisis seemed almost breathtakingly audacious. In other words, it was exactly the kind of thing Droog would do. It’s now 15 years since the design ‘collective’, as it’s always preferred to be known, burst onto the international scene at the 1993 Milan furniture fair, popularising ‘conceptual’ design overnight, and changing the face of the industry forever. The brainchild of Gijs Bakker, a designer and professor at Eindhoven’s Design Academy, and Renny Ramakers, then the editor of an industrial design magazine, Droog announced a whole new set of priorities for product designers – and some fresh and compelling reasons for the general public to actually care about design. “When we started Droog, I was so bored,” recalls Renny

Ramakers. “Design was all about form and function, and I thought there had to be more to it than that. There were a few young designers around doing conceptual work, and they had the content that I missed in most other stuff. So Droog began as a platform for their work.” The name ‘Droog’ means dry, and refers to the wry humour of the collective’s pieces – which initially included a ‘chest of drawers’ by Tejo Remy, consisting of several mismatched old drawers tied together with cord, and a lamp by Marcel Wanders created by piling up a few standard lampshades. The theme of re-use emerged strongly, tapping into the new values of the 1990s.

Fifteen years on, it’s almost as if that one pivotal moment transformed The Netherlands into a nation of product designers (well, 14,000 of them), engaged in a kind of arms race of offbeat inventiveness. Among their ranks are established stars like Marcel Wanders, Hella Jongerius, Richard Hutten, Piet Hein Eek and Jurgen Bey, plus an ever-growing number of impressive younger talents that includes Maarten Baas, Studio Job, Joris Laarman and Kiki van Eijk. Every year seems to produce a new Dutch, or Dutch-educated, rising star – usually straight out of Eindhoven’s

ABOVE: The lamp on the left is the Smoke Chandelier designed by Maarten Baas (2002). It’s made with burned wood, finished with epoxy www.maartenbaas. com via Moooi.com The lamp on the right is the Skygarden Lamp (2007), designed by Marcel Wanders www.flos.com DUTCH Holland Herald

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Design Academy, where Gijs Bakker teaches. At the beginning of the year, it was the turn of 25-year-old Leiden-born designer Pepe Heykoop, who carried off the IMM Cologne D3 prize for his Restless Chairacter chair. You could almost say the country has turned its hand to designing designers.

Soft Clock (2006) designed by Kiki van Eijk www.kikiworld.nl via Moooi.com

But what exactly is it that makes Dutch design special? Why does this small country, with hardly any design manufacturing to its name, have the world’s major museums and brands falling over themselves to buy up the prototypes produced in its schools and studios? Looking at Pepe Heykoop’s chair, you see a seemingly simple, traditional design. But there’s a twist. The chair is as rickety and wobbly as an old junk-shop model, thanks to its novel rubber-jointed construction. The joke is on us, as (perhaps) we’re impelled to reflect on our expectations or our fidgetiness, but it’s also on the

”From the sky, it’s clear the entire country is designed methodically and deliberately”

The figures There are 46,100 designers in The Netherlands, working in visual communications (27,400), product design (13,900), and spatial design (4,800). Designers contribute €2.6 billion to GNP (about the same as the air transport industry). Or, in other words, for every €10 made in The Netherlands, seven euro cents is earned by Dutch design. SOURCE: PREMSELA

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designer, whose pretensions are mocked and undermined (even if ultimately reinforced). Rather than a smooth-aroundthe-edges, polished product, Dutch design confronts you with a conundrum. With its reliance on stories and ideas rather than function or form, it’s easy to see this kind of design, as pioneered by Droog, as a reaction to the slick but banal styling of the 1980s. But why did it emerge in The Netherlands, rather than anywhere else? One of the most persuasive, and widely quoted, explanations is beautifully illustrated by the view from an aeroplane. From the sky, it is clear that the entire country is designed, very methodically and deliberately – the logical consequence of being a densely populated nation built on land clawed back from the sea. “Design is

in our blood,” says designer Richard Hutten. “It’s as if we don’t have nature at all. Every single tree is planned.”

“Because everything here is designed, our culture asks for something exceptional,” says Robert Thiemann, co-founder of the Amsterdam-based design magazine Frame. Dutch design is therefore selfconscious, full of an awareness of its own artificiality. Often, it hinges on an unexpected encounter between human culture and raw nature, as in Jurgen Bey’s Tree Trunk Chair (2002), a trunk surreally sprouting chair backs, or Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny’s Honeycomb Vase (2007), a vessel built by bees in what Libertiny calls a process of “slow prototyping, a more timeconsuming, yet much more poetic alternative to CNC rapid prototyping.” While shaping and controlling nature is central to the national psyche, however, the Dutch were historically a nation of traders, with limited industrial and craft traditions. Design education therefore isn’t tied to notions of industrial production or technical excellence, as in other countries, freeing designers of much commercial and historical baggage. The effect is amplified by a tradition of intellectual liberalism and openness to other cultures. “There’s a lot of mental freedom here,” says Richard Hutten. “You can think up amazing things.” “The culture of individualism in the education system during the 1960s and 1970s is the reason we have this worldfamous generation of designers today,” adds Dingeman Kuilman, who is director of the Premsela Foundation, which he decribes as “a custodian” for design and fashion. “I think it’s the combination of this individualism and our national love of order and systems that makes our design what it is. Also, the focus on design here is cultural – the Premsela is subsidised entirely by the Ministry of Culture, not Economic Affairs as in other countries, which says it all.”

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Plastic Chair in Wood, designed by Maarten Baas www.maartenbaas.com

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Classic creations

Honeycomb Vase TOMÁŠ GABZDIL LIBERTINY, 2007 The designer collaborated with 40,000 bees to produce this poetic piece, which he says “concedes s the human manufacturing process to something simpler and more beautiful”. Starting with the same mould each time,

You Can’t Lay Down Your Memory

an eloquent comment, perhaps, on

Dumbo (Domoor)

mass production.

RICHARD HUTTEN, 2002

the bees’ vases are intriguingly varied –

Having sold over

TEJO REMY, 1991

100,000, this children’s

By collecting these

mug is a huge seller in Dutch design terms.

together, the designer was making a

The handles, of course, evoke ears, the

powerful statement (back in 1991) about

only part of the body that carries on

design culture and its obsession with

growing throughout life.

perfection. Pieces like this gave the first Droog show the power of a manifesto.

Bone Chair JORIS LAARMAN, 2008 software developed to

A Restless Chairacter

create car parts, the

PEPE HEYKOOP, 2008

Designed using the

cast-aluminium Bone Chair obeys the principle that governs growing bones:

It may look like wood, but this chair conceals

material is added wherever strength is

a rubber-jointed, aluminium skeleton

needed, and otherwise taken away.

beneath a flexible skin. By mimicking a

According to the designer, the resulting

rickety old chair, the designer has

organic beauty is “far more efficient than

created a stiffly traditional, yet

modern geometric shapes”.

unexpectedly fluid, piece.

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Tejo Remy for Droog (www.droog.com). Joris Laarman for Droog. Pepe Heykoop graduation project for The Design Academy. Tomáš Gabzdil of Studio Libertiny graduation project for The Design Academy. Jos Kotman (www.soonotadvertising.com)

“found” drawers and tying them roughly

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Mikkel, Pelle and Gullspira (for IKEA PS) HELLA JONGERIUS, 2009 Depicting the animals that feature in Swedish fairytales, this series of wall hangings is produced by the IKEA-Unicef programme, which helps women in India to start sewing businesses and so put their children through school. “An animal has the power to be familiar, expressing moods comparable to the moods of human beings; and at the same time an animal remains puzzling,” says Jongerius.

The lack of industry has meant Dutch designers have a strong incentive to become entrepreneurs. Many have started their own factories, like Hutten (he recently sold it to Rotterdambased Gispen, with whom he is now working on a new brand), and Piet Hein Eek, whose beautifully crafted recycledwood furniture launched a thousand cheap imitations. But the availability of grants and subsidies plays a crucial role too. As design historian Timo de Rijk explains, a system of generous scholarships “gives designers the time to grow.” In contrast, “In the United States, designers simply work at companies which have to focus on the consumer’s taste.” Or, as American graphic designer Michael Rock put it in a recent talk at the Premsela, the USA subsidises the market, while The Netherlands subsidises projects overlooked by the market. But Rock also argued that Dutch design has become a branding exercise, turning The

country’s biggest design strengths. From Marcel Wanders’ Egg Vase – made by stuffing eggs into a condom – to Maarten Baas’ Smoke Chair, a classic shape but burned black, to Studio Job’s intricate Robber Baron pieces (part expensive status symbol, part ironic social comment), perhaps the most underestimated quality of Dutch design is its ability to be all things to all people – which would explain why, just like Italian food, we all profess to love it. But now that conceptual work is produced all over the world, how will the design of The Netherlands express ‘Dutchness’ into the future – without becoming more of a theme park caricature of itself? In the past, Marcel Wanders often said the label ‘Dutch design’ was an annoying irrelevance. “But now I’ve started to feel differently about it,” he says. “Dutch design is in the air – in the clear spaces we make, in our very direct, often harsh, attitude and approach, and in all sorts of details like the Delft blue which I love, and love to share.”

”It’s the combination of individualism and our national love of order and systems” Netherlands into “an international design theme park.” In other words, he saw it as a victim of its own success. Renny Ramakers worries that everything comes too easily to the younger generation: “Sometimes, it goes too fast for these kids,” she says. “Their graduation shows are bought up by museums for lots of money.”

Dingeman Kuilman agrees, “there’s a risk that the strong image of Dutch design will be creatively limiting.” He’s keen to stress that there is a flip side to Droog-style invention, encompassing the simplicity of Alexander van Slobbe in contrast with the exuberance of Viktor & Rolf, and the minimalist restraint of Friso Kramer in constrast with the expressionism of Studio Job. After all, variety is one of the

Yet perhaps what Wanders has most in common with other Dutch designers working is a boundless willingness to experiment with what’s already here. That’s a huge advantage in a world that places an increasing value on sustainability, local production, and craft. A few years ago, in False Flat, that substantial ode to Dutch design, Aaron Betsky and Adam Eeuwens argued that it could “map out a better world that we can collectively inhabit.” That may or may not be true. But, as economic realities force us to rethink everything, it looks as though the experimental energy of Dutch design still has a lot to offer. The new Droog New York store is at 76 Greene Street and is open daily. DUTCH Holland Herald

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1. b; 2. c; 3. a; 4. b; 5. a; 6. c; 7. d; 8. c; 9. d; 10. a; 11. b; 12. c; 13. d

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How’s your Dutch? If you are from The Netherlands, of course, this quiz will be very easy for you. But you readers who have a less intimate knowledge of the country might find that you can increase your word power in The Netherlands, some parts of Belgium and the Dutch Antilles with our word quiz

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verb 3 The touwtjespringen

The noun slagroom is a a) conference room b) whipped cream

means to

c) carpet beater d) salad dressing

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a) skip with a rope b) guess wildly

The adjective lekker means

c) pick spring onions

a) prone to leaks b) naughty like a child

d) wind up a clock

a) saucy postcard

c) very tasty d) sly or foxlike

The noun brilzeeëend is a a) type of duck b) glasses case c) clairvoyant (Belgian) d) electric chainsaw

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b) travel ticket c) nautical map of canals

The verb zwartrijden means to

c) use public transport without paying

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7 The noun snuffelpaal is a

a) Nordic walking stick b) dancing pole c) public ashtray d) air pollution meter

a) Snowy Owl b) thrifty old lady

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c) fairground roundabout d) fertiliser trench

The adjective romig means a) roomy b) tearful

The adjective rimpelig means a) wrinkled b) prone to rhyme while talking c) flutter like a flag d) unnecessarily rude

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The noun koeieoog is a a) parrot cage b) cow’s eye c) hula hoop d) sea trout

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The verb sjoelbakken means to a) stew on a low heat b) flip a coin to decide a dispute c) play

The noun huppeldepup is a

shuffleboard d) cheat while

a) weathervane on a dyke b) dance in Friesland

playing cards

c) mackerel snack d) thingamajig

LANGUAGE RATING Two points for each correct answer:

c) creamy d) well-rounded

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d) umbrella stand

a) polish shoes b) ride a bicycle wearing clogs d) tar the bottom of a boat

The noun gierkuil is a

The noun strippenkaart is a

20-26 points Geweldig! Je bent ingeburgerd! (Fantastic! You are culturally assimilated!) 14-18 points Niet slecht! Je doet gezellig mee! (Not bad! You are participating in a cozy, familial manner!) 8-12 points Gemiddeld, je zou wat vaker de krant mogen lezen. (Average, you would do well to read the newspaper more regularly!) 0-6 points Kom lekker naar Nederland, daar kan je onze taal écht leren! (Come over to The Netherlands, you can really learn our language there!)

If you write on this copy of the magazine, please take it with you so that the next passenger in your seat will get a fresh copy of the quiz. Thanks! (Bedankt!)

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Island life Endless sandy beaches, wildlife galore and food to die for. As Annemarie Hoeve discovers, this is all waiting for you in the Dutch Wadden Islands PHOTOGRAPHY: FULCO SMIT ROETERS

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TERSCHELLING, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Heartbreak Hotel; The Wadden Sea; Beach sailing THIS PHOTO: Beautiful skies and stunning beaches are all part of the Dutch landscape

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Mudwalking and an Irish Earl If you are not worried about wet feet, try wadlopen, which involves squelching through watery mudflats at low tide. The going can be quite tough, as feet can get sucked into the mud calf-deep. The reward is feeling like you can ‘walk on water’ to secluded sandbanks such as Rottumeroog, which at one point was home to Irish nobleman Donough MacCarthy, the fourth Earl of Clancarty. In the early 18th century, he was exiled for his allegiance to the Catholic King James II and was known among locals as ‘the crazy count’ for his eccentric island household, which included three mistresses and a number of musicians. Rottumeroog was deserted in 1965, but excursions can be booked via local tourist offices.

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ABOVE: Hoornse Forest on Terschelling is a great hiking spot OPPOSITE PAGE: Historic houses in the only village on Schiermonnikoog THIS PHOTO: Teun Talsma, a volunteer for a seal rescue organisation, on Europe’s widest beach on Schiermonnikoog

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”On the smallest and most easterly of the islands you will find Europe’s widest beach”

Of all the things The Netherlands is known for – tulips, dykes, windmills and such – its beaches are not usually one of them. And yet, north of the mainland is a string of islands fringed with ribbons of the most pristine sands. These are known as the Wadden Islands and they are separated from the mainland by the Waddenzee, or Wadden Sea. The word ‘wad’ means wetlands and this region, shaped by the dynamic interplay between strong tidal currents and the wind, is considered to be The Netherlands’ last true wilderness. Twice a day, the scenery changes drastically as the tides go in and out, exposing vast mudflats teeming with life. This is one of Europe’s richest feeding grounds for birds. Surprisingly, it is here, and not some Spanish playa, that you will find Europe’s widest beach. This claim to fame is made by the smallest and most easterly of the islands, Schiermonnikoog, which was also voted the most beautiful place in The Netherlands by a national television programme. Standing on this endless sandy expanse, waves crash down in the distance on one side and on the other side rolling dunes disappear into the horizon. In between is nothing but beach − four kilometres wide and 18 kilometres long. But more impressive even than the size is the resounding emptiness. There is nobody around.

“Keep your eyes peeled for seals,” says Teun Talsma while steering his jeep along the waterline. “They get tangled up in all sorts of things, usually bits of netting.” As a volunteer for a seal rescue organisation, he is one of the few people allowed to drive on the beach. In fact, even off the beach there are not many cars as visitors must leave them on the mainland. Teun spends a lot of time on the beach, and knows exactly when the sea is likely to cough up some treasure. “Once the beach was covered with bananas. I’ve found brand-new trousers, Nike sports shoes, lemonade – we had enough bottles for the whole island for a year,” he adds. He sees it as a form of divine recycling. “If something is thrown into your lap through a higher power, you have to accept it. If you’re not a beachcomber, you’re not a real islander,” is his motto. Judging by the netting, weathered wood and brightly coloured buoys outside many houses in the island’s only town, there are a lot of real islanders. Teun is also a serious birdwatcher. His records go back to 1963. At his farm, over a kobbeslokje, a local liqueur, he sums up the island’s appeal: “There are always more birds than people.” The demographics are indeed impressive, with 1,000 DUTCH Holland Herald

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residents versus the 500,000 birds which stop off here annually. Most of the island is a nature reserve and, during the spring breeding season, a large section is reserved for up to 150 different species of birds, from Eurasian spoonbills to hen harriers. “When the water resides at low tide, it exposes a banquet of cockles and mussels. It’s like an avian McDonald’s where birds can grab a quick bite on their journey,” explains Erik Soupboer, a warden for Natuurmonumenten, which manages the national park. Half of all the different types of flora and fauna in The Netherlands can be found here. “It’s so diverse, there are beaches, fresh and salt water, forests, dunes, heaths, salt marshes; all the different eco systems are present here, but in miniature,” Erik says. This rich natural diversity characterises many of the region’s islands. Stretching from Den Helder on the Dutch mainland, to Esbjerg in southern Denmark and Germany’s north-western coast, the Wadden region covers 10,000 square kilometres – making it Europe’s largest area of tidal mudflats and one of the most important wetland areas in the world. A World Heritage status is currently being considered by UNESCO.

TERSCHELLING, LEFT TO RIGHT: Birds taking flight; Catching a wave; Boats in the harbour of West Terschelling

The remnants of a jetty along the Texel coast

While Schiermonnikoog may be a paradise for birds, Terschelling, the middle island, attracts flocks of a different kind. Every summer 50,000 visitors come to see a ten-day open-air theatre festival called Oerol − one of Europe’s biggest. The word means ‘everywhere’ in the local dialect and refers to the springtime tradition of letting cattle and sheep roam freely. “I came up with the name because the performances are staged all over the island; on the beach, in the forest, in the dunes, in farmers’ sheds,” says festival founder, Joop Mulder. 28

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Seeing the light Located on the island of Terschelling, the 52.5-metretall Brandaris Lighthouse dates back to 1594 and is

”THe Brandaris Lighthouse dates back to 1594 and it’s the oldest one in The Netherlands”

the oldest surviving lighthouse in The Netherlands. In the early 17th century, it was decommissioned and replaced by two smaller lights on the dunes, but it was reactivated in 1835. Nicolette van Berkel (pictured above) and her colleagues keep track of all the maritime activity in the area.

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THIS PHOTO: The designer interior of Peek Lifestyle Lodges, Den Burg, Texel BELOW LEFT: The harbour in West Terschelling BELOW RIGHT: Staff at Hotel van der Werff, Schiermonnikoog OPPOSITE PAGE: A carving made by Zout Hout (www.zouthout.nl), which is based in Terschelling and specialises in furniture and crafts made from driftwood

Star cuisine While many come for the islands’ untouched natural beauty, increasing numbers are also coming for the cuisine, thanks to chef Jef Schuur and his Michelin-starred restaurant in Den Hoorn, Texel, called Bij Jef (at Jef’s). He is inspired by local produce. “Texel lamb is fantastic. It has a special smooth, salty taste because the grass in the pastures is flavoured by the sea air. Whether it’s local cheese or freshly caught shrimp, it’s all completely fresh and pure, with no preservatives. You can taste the difference,” chef Jef explains. www.bijjef.nl

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“What started 28 years ago has since become an island tradition. During Oerol everyone cycles from one show to the other,” Joop says. His ‘landscape theatre’ has gone global and Joop now travels the world, helping to organise other festivals. “Because this type of theatre is so visual, there isn’t a language barrier,” he says. He has just come back from the United States where he is the creative force behind the open-air festival on Governor’s Island, opposite Manhattan, for the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s legendary voyage to the new world. Hudson was contracted by the Dutch East India Company to find a shorter route to China. He sailed from the westernmost Wadden island of Texel on April 9, 1609, and ended up discovering what would first become New Amsterdam, and later, New York. Visitors to Governor’s Island can expect a feast for the eyes as well as the palate: “We’re going to build an enormous table, like a sort of catwalk where people can watch

They are the eyes and ears of the entire Dutch Wadden area. Dating from 1594, this is the oldest lighthouse in The Netherlands and the view is sublime. “I always have a camera with me and love watching the sun come up at sunrise after a night shift. At night there is no light pollution so the stars are spectacular,” says Nicolette. Unfortunately, the curtains are about to be drawn on this performance. The lighthouse will remain an important beacon for ships, but in two years’ time the team will have to operate from a new ground-level operations centre.

The lighthouse isn’t open to visitors, but a tandem parachute jump at Texel’s parachute centre, Paracentrum Texel, can provide that sought-after bird’s-eye view. “This is one of the world’s best places to jump,” says instructor Rutger Platenburg. “You can see the whole coastline and you get the most amazing castles of

”Once the beach was covered with bananas, and I’ve found brand-new trousers, sport shoes and lemonade” performances while they eat,” Joop says. This is just one of the things he has up his sleeve for the festival, which runs from September 10-20. (See page 40 for more events celebrating New York and its Dutch connections.) Terschelling’s Brandaris lighthouse offers a view of a different type of open-air performance entirely. Against an ever-changing backdrop of sea and sky, ships of all descriptions navigate the Wadden Sea in an intricate maritime choreography. Keeping an eye on their movements is 29-year-old Nicolette van Berkel and her colleagues. From a height of over 50 metres, the VTS operators stationed here are the maritime equivalent of air traffic controllers.

cumulus clouds.” He has done about 7,000 jumps and is about to add to that as he hurries to the plane taking the next group of daredevils up. After a while, five tiny parachutes appear in the distance, growing bigger as they float closer towards the airfield. However, if you don’t fancy jumping, the ways of discovering the Dutch Wadden Islands are as varied as the islands themselves. For some, the ideal Wadden experience is speeding down the beach in a wind-powered cart, or island-hopping by sailboat. Yet others swear that the most scenic spots are discovered on foot. If in doubt, just wait and see which way the wind blows you upon arrival; the very wind which helped sculpt these islands. DUTCH Holland Herald

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The Netherlands Amsterdam Schiphol

Europe

Rottummeroog

Schiermonnikoog Ameland

Wadden fact file Dutch schoolchildren learn the

Terschelling Holwerd

Lauwersoog

Vlieland

acronym TVTAS – which means “television bag” – to remember

Wadden Sea

the order of the Wadden

Harlingen

Friesland

Islands. It lists the first letter of each island, from west to east.

Texel

For more about the region see Afsluitdijk

www.dutch-frisian-islands.com Den Helder

Texel AREA: Just under 600 km²

WHY GO

holiday packages, including

POPULATION: 13,600

See the sea from the

bike hire and three-course

AREA: 40 km²

Schiermonnikoog

NUMBER OF TOWNS: 7

Wadden Islands’ highest dune,

meals in NAP’s atmospheric

POPULATION: Just under 1,000

CYCLE PATHS: 135 kilometres

the 40-metre Vuurboetsduin,

restaurant.

NUMBER OF TOWNS: 1

which is crowned with its

www.hotelnap.nl

CYCLE PATHS: 30 kilometres

own lighthouse.

(Dutch only)

WHY GO

WHY GO

Natural beauty and pretty historic villages and typically

GETTING THERE

GETTING THERE

Dutch pasturelands mean the

Ferries leave from Harlingen

Ferries leave from Harlingen

Schiermonnikoog is home to Europe’s widest beach

and take less than two hours

and take between two

and most of the island is

(slow boat) or 45 minutes

hours (slow boat) and 45

a national park so there

WHERE TO STAY

(fast boat).

minutes (fast boat).

is peace and quiet in

Peek Lifestyle Lodges in

www.rederij-doeksen.nl

www.rederij-doeksen.nl

spades for birds and

perfect base to explore. But,

Terschelling

Ameland

with its luxuriously designed

AREA: 88 km²

AREA: 57 km²

interiors and sumptuous

POPULATION: 4,700

POPULATION: 3,460

breakfast, it is hard to leave.

NUMBER OF TOWNS: 9

NUMBER OF TOWNS: 4

contemporary polish at the

Finish off a day’s sightseeing at

CYCLE PATHS: 70 kilometres

CYCLE PATHS: 100 kilometres

Hotel van der Werff but,

island is known as ‘Little Holland’.

Den Burg. This B&B makes a

birdwatchers. WHERE TO STAY

Don’t come expecting

with a history dating back

the downstairs restaurant and wine bar Het Vierspan.

WHY GO

WHY GO

to 1726, this hotel oozes

www.peektexel.nl

The Boschplaat nature area

Apart from stunning

charm and atmosphere.

offers excellent walks, while

scenery, it is also home to

You will love the antique

nature and culture go hand in

picturesque 17th- and

Delft blue tiles and old

GETTING THERE

hand at open-air theatre

18th-century towns such as

maritime photos.

Ferries leave from Den

festival, Oerol, from June 12-21. .

Hollum and Ballum. Sample the

www.hotelvanderwerff.nl

www.oerol.nl

legendary local liqueur

(Dutch only)

(Dutch only)

Helder. The crossing takes 20 minutes. www.teso.nl

Nobeltje at Cafe Nobel. WHERE TO STAY

Vlieland

The Hotel NAP is situated

GETTING THERE GETTING THERE

right beside the Brandaris

POPULATION: 1,145

Lighthouse in West

and arrive in Ameland 45

in Schiermonnikoog 45

NUMBER OF TOWNS: 1

Terschelling. This comfortable

minutes later.

minutes later.

CYCLE PATHS: 25 kilometres

hotel offers plenty of special

www.wpd.nl

www.wpd.nl

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Ferries leave from Holwerd

Ferries leave from

AREA: 41 km²

Lauwersoog and arrive

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Rough-and-Ready Chair, © Tord Boontje, 1998/ Red Blue Chair, © Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, (1918–1923) c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2009

Shapeable/ A chair is simply something for sitting on, you might say. And of course you’d be right. But a chair is also a statement by the designer about how things, and our perception of those things, can be shaped. The physical realisation of a designer’s vision about the everyday activity of sitting. And because every designer has a different vision, there are countless different chair designs. Take the Red Blue Chair of Gerrit Rietveld and

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the Rough-and-Ready Chair of Tord Boontje: two generations, two visions. Premsela is keen to bring different gene­ rations of designers into contact with each other. Through Morf, for example, where students come across traditional and new ideas about design. Ideas that both inspire and encourage reflection. Helping them to develop their own ideas about shaping a better world and the role of the designer in that process.

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The man from Felix Maginn is the Irish frontman of Amsterdam-based guitar band Moke. He talks bikes, fashion and life in The Netherlands, while Anton Corbijn photographs the band exclusively for Holland Herald WORDS: MIKE COOPER

“The first Christmas I spent in The Netherlands I really couldn’t believe it. My first impressions were like a living picture postcard. It was cold, about -10˚C, and there were people skating on every frozen bit of water. I was living in the small town of Weesp, near Amsterdam. There were two windmills at the end of the street, and the first time I met an elderly Dutchman he was riding a bicycle, wearing wooden shoes and brought a large, round, yellow cheese to my house!” Felix Maginn is the Irish singer/guitarist with up-and-coming Dutch band Moke. The band has played support slots for Paul Weller, Keane, Razorlight, Green Day and Amy McDonald and is tipped for even greater things. Their debut album Shorland was released in Europe earlier this year on the Island Records label. Maginn lives in Amsterdam and has been in The Netherlands for about 15 years. He sips a strong, black coffee in the media and cultural centre De Balie. Nearby, young people peer into Macintosh laptops in this café with its well-trodden marble floors and dark wooden staircase. A couple wearing matching knitted hats glances at the man from Moke, recognising him. “For the first five years here, it still felt like being on holiday. But after a while I did start to get annoyed that I couldn’t understand the Dutch language. As an Irishman, not understanding the jokes was the worst.” Maginn told all his Dutch friends to stop speaking to him in English, and he now speaks the language fluently. Lately that

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includes regular appearances on the biggest Dutch TV talk show De Wereld Draait Door (The World Keeps Turning). Moke got its first big break after meeting British singer Paul Weller in the bar of the renowned retro-equipped recording studio, Studio 150, in Amsterdam. The Modfather (Weller’s nickname) instantly liked Moke’s early tracks and booked them to support him in London.

It hasn’t all been glitz and glamour for the Amsterdammers, though. One of their first gigs was in Café de Stam in Joure, in the northern province of Friesland. De Stam is better known for its annual tug-of-war match than its international music bookings. “A lot of people in The Netherlands come from small-town farming communities where nothing really happens,” says Maginn, “so people here are a lot less stressed than they are in the UK.” Moke dresses exclusively in black, and after being voted Best Dressed Band in 2007 by Dutch Esquire magazine, they were approached by Karl Lagerfeld to promote his K brand, and are now always dressed by the designer. The band was recently seen arm-in-arm with Karl himself on a Paris catwalk. The stylish Irishman Maginn is not flattering about general dress sense in The Netherlands: “Dutch people don’t really have a taste for fashion. I get my hair cut every six weeks, and I reckon the average Dutchman gets his cut once a year.

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INTERVIEW

Moke

THE BAND, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Phil Tilli, Rob Klerkx, Felix Maginn, Marcin Felis and Eddy Steeneken

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”I grew up in a street culture where music determines everything, and that includes what you wear” Felix Maginn

Many Dutch people are simply not interested in their looks. I grew up in a street culture where music determines everything, and that includes what you wear.”

Maginn recently suffered a heart-stopping blowout while riding his Vespa 180 on the A10 motorway ring road outside Amsterdam. The police had to escort him through the rush-hour traffic from the fast lane to the hard shoulder. “Drivers here don’t like scooters!” he explains. He arrived at our meeting by bicycle. “Doing everything on my bike is what I would really miss if I had to leave here. That and my favourite snack broodje gehaktbal met pindasaus (a meatball in a bread roll with peanut sauce)!” As we talk, the café fi lls up with a young lunchtime clientele, many of whom are definitely as fashion-conscious as Maginn. “Street fashion is changing for the better here,” he says as a very tall girl behind him shakes out a head of metre-long,

Anton Corbijn Anton Corbijn’s first published photograph was of Dutch band Solution playing in the market square in the northern city of Groningen in 1972. He has since gone on to photograph a host of well-known artists in music, film and the arts. He has directed over 80 music videos, produced more than 100 album covers and has a long-standing relationship with U2, Depeche Mode and Captain Beefheart. He recently directed the full-length feature film Control, about the life and death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, to huge international critical acclaim. He divides his time between London and The Hague, and designed that Dutch city’s logo in 2006. He is currently working on a book with Tom Waits. www.corbijn.co.uk

blonde hair from under a beret. “The Dutch are very creative, but more from a product design and architecture background, not from street style. For me, Rotterdam is the only city in The Netherlands which feels like a big international city. It has a real urban skyline and a street scene. Amsterdam is more like a cosy town.” Maginn clearly appreciates this, having been brought up in trouble-torn Belfast. His younger brother Gerry was shot dead by the RUC police in 1991 and the lyrics of Moke’s debut album Shorland (the name of a British military vehicle) looks back at his time growing up there.

While obviously a lot less challenging than life in 1970s’ Belfast, the social culture in The Netherlands can take some getting used to, even for fellow Europeans. “The Dutch tend to make a lot of noise and can come across as harsh, but really they are very nice underneath. Although they can seem rude, it’s actually just the way they use the language. It’s like in Ireland, we curse every other word when we speak, but strangely it doesn’t mean we’re foul-mouthed! I have really learned to appreciate the Dutch.” Maginn’s phone rings several times during our conversation. His ringtone, the first notes of the song Rescue by 1980s’ Liverpool band Echo & the Bunnymen, provides a link to legendary Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn. These days, Corbijn only photographs bands with which he has worked previously. And, although he had never worked with Moke before, a mutual love for Echo & the Bunnymen prompted Corbijn to accept this assignment. Strangely, considering the UK-feel to Moke’s music, the band does not have a record deal in the UK. “We’re happy to wait…” says Maginn, with a confident grin. WWW.MOKEMUSIC.COM

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the Big Apple It’s 400 years since the Dutch East India Company’s ship, the Halve Maen (Half Moon), and its captain Henry Hudson landed on the shores of what was to become New Amsterdam and eventually New York. To mark this historic occasion, the city is celebrating with a host of Dutch-flavoured events throughout 2009. Here are just a few of the highlights...

Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered JUNE 10 - SEPTEMBER 13 The Museum of the City of New York and the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam will showcase the work of contemporary Dutch photographers, including Morad Bouchakour, Rineke Dijkstra and Erwin Olaf. www.mcny.org

New Amsterdam Trail UNTIL DECEMBER 31 This self-guided walking tour illuminates the presence of the Dutch in the landmarks, architecture, monuments and street names of Lower Manhattan. www.ny400.org

The Glory of Dutch Bulbs MAY 1 - JUNE 7 More than 50,000 bulbs will bloom in the Bronx in a display inspired by the tulip fields of The Netherlands. www.nybg.org/dutch_bulbs.php

Garden of Earthly Delights UNTIL MAY 31 Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch’s provocative painting The Garden of Earthly Delights is brought to life in this offBroadway show at the Minetta Lane Theatre. http://gardenofearthlydelightsnyc.com

Illustration: Jose Luis Garcia

In & Out of Amsterdam: 1960-1975 JULY 19 - OCTOBER 5 This exhibition showcases 120 works by artists of different nationalities, relating to travel and the city of Amsterdam in the 1960s and 1970s. Includes works by Gilbert & George and Jan Dibbets. www.moma.org

For more details of events go to www.ny400.org, www.henryhudson400.com or http://nycgo.com/nyc400

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Iris Duvekot, 22 (passenger), and Julia van Grieken, 22 (driver) STUDENTS Julia: “We are roommates and are on our way to the gym, so I am giving Iris a ride. I’ve had this bike for a year and I love the crate on the front and the horn, which is good for warning tourists who are walking on the cycle paths.” Iris: “My bike is at home today, but my favourite thing about it is the little flower Julia gave me to put on it so I can always recognise it!”

“The horn is for warning tourists walking on the cycle paths”

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STREET CULTURE

Pedal power It is a perfect sunny morning, so the Holland Herald team sets up a portable photographic studio on the corner of the popular Albert Cuyp market. We flag down some locals and ask them about their bikes PHOTOGRAPHY: FRANK RUITER WORDS: RUTH LINDSAY

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STREET CULTURE

“On Saturdays I cycle about 80 kilometres, as I’m currently training for a tour”

Reinoud ten Cate, 27 SALES MANAGER “This bike is only two weeks old. I also have a fun old wobbly bike for Friday nights out and about in Amsterdam. I don’t have a car and I cycle to work every day. On Saturdays I usually cycle about 80 kilometres, as I’m currently training for the Amstel Gold tour in Limburg.”

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Rob and Monique den Bouwmeester; Harry Savenije; Ilse and Simon Gubbens; Carlijn Brouwer; Eefje and Joeke van Waesberghe

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STREET CULTURE

““You You m must us have a g ood c h good chain lock for w hen y o want to when you sstop top ffor or a drink”

Yolanda Hanenberg, 50 OWNER OF HOLLYWOOD HAIR www.hollywoodhair.nl

“I’ve had this bike for 13 years. My boyfriend at that time bought it second-hand and gave it to me as a birthday present. Amsterdam is a lovely city for biking, especially in the narrow streets, along the canals and around the historic buildings. But you must have a

Olivia, 7, and Jaap Mos, 60

good chain lock for when you

DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

want to stop for a drink or go

“This bike is from a shop called ‘Zijwind’, a great

and visit somewhere!”

bicycle shop in Amsterdam, which is run by two ladies. They are really good technicians and very customer-service oriented. Olivia now has her own bike, but for Saturday’s shopping she finds it much cosier to sit in the bakfiets.” (A bakfiets is a type of bike that’s popular for carrying children around.)

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Jordan and Tamara Spithorst; Ilonka van den Bercken; Floris Jan Bekkering and Philip Keulemans; Caspar Klaasse and

Jaap the dog; Hansje Fee and Nina van der Cingel

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STREET CULTURE ULTURE Lola Jasziniewski, 57 FREELANCER “I’ve only had this bike for two years; it looks older as I painted it to look old to make it safer. I love the fact I can carry everything that I collect. The boxes are perfect. Amsterdam is great as it’s such a bike-safe city. The rain is not always so good, though.”

“I love the fact I can carry everything that I collect”

José Verhallen, 48 THERAPIST “I’ve had this bike for six years and it was the first new bike I have ever owned. Today I bought some earth and am repotting my plants and getting ready for spring.”

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Safia and Ineke Kersten; Rosa van de Griendt; Alphons Hupsch and Amy Jonk; Max Keessen; Jan Bletz

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STREET CULTURE Philip de Jong, 59 PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AND PARTNER IN APE (A CONSULTANCY FIRM) “Cycling is quick, clean and healthy, and it’s always a sport to outsmart cars by passing them in improbable ways. I like the way my bike looks sturdy, but its heaviness is actually quite impractical.”

“The dog is old and can’t run so well, so the wagon is great”

Geert Sterk, 50, and Bono, 12 SAILOR AND CONSTRUCTION WORKER “Bono loves riding around in the wagon; he’s old and he can’t run so well, so it’s great for him. I really think it’s the only way to get around. My favourite thing is cycling in the countryside.”

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Holland UPDATE Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol (Between Piers E and F), Schiphol Airport; +31 20 6747000; www.rijksmuseum.com

Collection A/W 2007/2008, Viktor & Rolf

THE UNEXPECTED Until June 1 A surprising and stunning collection of 20th-century ceramics including creations by Picasso, Renoir, Chagall, Jean Cocteau, Jeff Koons, Karel Appel and Corneille. SM’s, Magistratenlaan 100, ‘s-Hertogenbosch; +31 73 6273680; www.theunexpected.nl BEST FEET FORWARD FOR THE DUTCH

200 YEARS PRIX DE ROME Until June 1 Around 150 paintings, drawings, maquettes,

Fashioning a nation

sculptures and videos display the rich 200-

This ingenious exhibition shows how traditional Dutch design elements and craftsmanship are currently influencing contemporary stylists, fashion photographers and illustrators in The Netherlands. Think clogs, tulips, windmills with a modern twist. Twenty locations, inside and outside the museum, showcase ideas from over fifty contributors. GONE WITH THE WIND – DUTCH

year history of this prestigious Dutch art and architecture prize. Kunsthal, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, Rotterdam; +31 10 4400300; www.kunsthal.nl

REMBRANDT, A BOY’S DREAM

FASHION THROUGH THE AGES Until November 22; Zuiderzeemuseum, Wierdijk 12-22,

Until June 14

Enkhuizen; +31 228 351111; www.zuiderzeemuseum.nl

Rarely seen 17th-century Dutch and Flemish works – including those by Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Ferdinand Bol – on loan

largest of its kind in the world.

from the private collection of George and

EPSON FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN

Malieveld, Koningskade, The Hague; +31 70

Ilone Kremer.

May 16 to June 14

3540944; www.tongtongfair.nl

Frans Hals Museum, Groot

Discover emerging Dutch talent in various

Heiligland 62, Haarlem;

photo exhibitions held throughout the

PINKPOP May 30 to June 1

+31 23 5115775;

historic fortress town of Naarden.

The line-up at this year’s open-air music and

www.franshalsmuseum.nl

www.fotofestival.com

camping festival includes Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band, The Killers, The Ting

INDIA CONTEMPORARY Until June 21

KEUKENHOF Until May 21

Tings, Snow Patrol and Anouk.

A fascinating overview of contemporary

Last chance to see the famous multi-

Megaland, Landgraaf; 0900 3001250 (NL only);

Indian art featuring a new generation of

coloured flower gardens.

www.pinkpop.nl

artists whose work blurs the boundaries between East and West.

Keukenhof, Stationsweg 166a, Lisse; +31 252 465555; www.keukenhof.nl

DUNYA FESTIVAL May 31

GEM, Stadhouderslaan 43, The Hague;

World music, poetry and literature converge

+31 70 3381133; www.gem-online.nl

FESTIVAL AAN DE WERF May 21-30

in Rotterdam’s Het Park.

The city of Utrecht comes alive with theatre,

www.dunya.nl

GIGS Jools Holland April 3, Paradiso

music and cabaret during the ‘Festival on

EXHIBITIONS

the Wharf’. www.festivalaandewerf.nl

Tina Turner May 2, Gelredome (Arnhem)

HOLLAND & JAPAN: 400 YEARS OF

Beyoncé May 2-3, Ahoy (Rotterdam)

TRADE Until May 25

Counting Crows May 4, Ahoy (Rotterdam)

TONG TONG FESTIVAL

A fascinating historical

Enrique Iglesias May 5, Ahoy (Rotterdam)

May 21 to June 1

glimpse at the artistic and

Zappa Plays Zappa May 23, Effenaar

Fostering Eurasian culture,

cultural exchange between

(Eindhoven)

this festival (formerly known

Dutch traders and the

as Pasar Malam Besar) is the

Japanese.

Info and tickets: www.livenation.nl

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Rembrandt, A Boy’s Dream: Young Maidservant by Michael Sweerts (circa 1660); The Unexpected: Untitled by Karel Appel (1953); Holland & Japan: Japanese Folding Screen (1795)

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Spotlight on… Amsterdam Amsterdam’s rich heritage and culture, its spirit of commerce, its innovative infrastructure, its liveability and its creativity set it apart from other major European cities. Amsterdam truly offers something for everyone...

Hermitage - photo: Hans van Heeswijk

Red Light Fashion - photo: Edwin van Eis

Visiting

Business

Red Light Fashion The famous Red Light District has become an open-air showcase for design talent. Several former prostitutes’ rooms in the area have been transformed into exhibition spaces. Redlight Fashion Amsterdam offers the city’s many talented fashion designers an original platform for presenting their creations to the public, right in the midst of the ladies of pleasure.

Zuidas A prime international residential and business district is arising at a unique junction in the south of the city. Zuidas features high-tech offices, modern homes and high-quality facilities, all at arm’s length from the city’s historical centre and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. In the coming years, 9000 homes and almost 1 million m2 of office space will be built.

Hermitage Amsterdam As of June 20th, visitors to Amsterdam will be able to enjoy a major new European cultural destination: the greatly expanded Hermitage Amsterdam, based in an elegantly restored 17th-century building in the historic heart of the city. Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch of the original Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the famous Russian state museum with an impressive collection of over three million artefacts.

Expatcenter The Expatcenter, located in Amsterdam’s World Trade Center, is a ‘one-stop shop’ to facilitate the arrival of highly-skilled migrants in Amsterdam and Amstelveen. Expatriates can collect national residence permits and complete municipal registration procedures in a single visit. The Expatcenter can also assist with other government- and expat-related issues, such as parking, tax, healthcare, education and much more.

Studying Amsterdam University College The two major universities of Amsterdam have joined forces to establish a brand new higher-education institution: Amsterdam University College (AUC). AUC offers a top-quality, English-taught Bachelor’s programme. Drawing on the best traditions from the liberal arts and sciences, the university’s academic programme is actively oriented to meeting 21stcentury demands and challenges.

AUC - photo: Eric de Vries

Want to know more? Visit www.iamsterdam.com


Amsterdam UPDATE VAN GOGH AND THE COLOURS OF THE NIGHT Until June 7 Famous twilight and nocturnal works by Van Gogh, including The Starry Night. Van Gogh Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 7; +31 20 5705200; www.vangoghmuseum.nl

OLD MASTERS OF AMSTERDAM Until August 9 A rich collection of pre-1800 paintings by Dutch masters, including Rembrandt. Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 357; +31 20 5231822; www.ahm.nl

Dutch delight

RESTAURANT DORRIUS

Vermeer’s Woman Holding A

This atmospheric, white-linen restaurant is a

Balance (right) rarely leaves the

great place to explore classic Dutch cuisine,

National Gallery of Art in currently exhibited alongside four of the other Dutch artist’s masterpieces in Amsterdam. Until June 1, 2009; Rijksmuseum, Jan Luijkenstraat 1; 0900 0191 (NL only); www.rijksmuseum.nl

such as rich pea soup or oysters from National Gallery of Art, Washington

Washington, so it is a treat to see it

Zeeland. Round off the experience with an old Dutch liqueur. Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 5; +31 20 4202224; www.dorrius.nl

GIGS Peaches May 8, Melkweg A FINE BALANCE

The Fray May 10, Melkweg

Montalvo-Hervieu in a multimedia ode to the

PJ Harvey & John Parish May 13, Paradiso

CONCERT ON THE AMSTEL May 5

American composer.

The Black Crowes May 13,

This free, open-air classical music concert on

Muziektheater, Amstel 3; +31 20 6255455;

Heineken Music Hall

the River Amstel – attended by Queen

www.muziektheater.nlX

Zappa Plays Zappa May 25, Paradiso

Beatrix – traditionally marks ‘Liberation Day’.

HIBITIONS

Jean Michel Jarre May 26,

Across town, on the Museumplein, Dutch

AMSTERDAM TRADITIONAL TEXTILES

Heineken Music Hall

pop stars perform at a free outdoor festival.

FAIR May 24

The Killers May 29, Heineken Music Hall

www.amsterdams4en5meicomite.com

A rich collection of ethnic and antique textiles from all over the world.

WEBSITES

ART AMSTERDAM May 13-17

De Duif, Prinsengracht 756; +31 6 52620145;

www.expatica.com

This contemporary – predominantly Dutch –

www.amsterdamjewelryfair.nl

Inside information for expats

art fair has a unique twist this year. All 120 partipating galleries are each staging solo

www.specialbite.com

EXHIBITIONS

Cool and comprehensive restaurant reviews

exhibitions dedicated to the

AMSTERDAM DISCOVERED BY NY

www.underwateramsterdam.com

work of one artist.

PHOTOGRAPHERS May 14 to August 23

Events and info galore

RAI, Europaplein 22;

The Dutch capital as seen through the eyes

www.amsterdam.info

+31 20 5491212;

of American photographers, commemorating

Useful tourist information

www.artamsterdam.nl

the 400th anniversary of

www.lastminuteticketshop.nl

the founding of Manhattan

Half-price tickets to events

GOOD MORNING, MR GERSHWIN

as a Dutch trading post.

May 20, 22, 23

Foam, Keizersgracht 609; +31

REMEMBER! This copy of Holland Herald is

French dance ensemble Compagnie

20 5516500; www.foam.nl

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Van Gogh And The Colours Of The Night: Gauguin’s Chair (1888) by Vincent van Gogh Foam: Carl Wooley: Yellow Van (2008)

Franz Ferdinand May 11, Paradiso

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CRAFTWORK IN ROSEBANK

Photo: iWalter Knirr

Photo: Solly van Staden

Johannesburg TOUCHDOWN

TRY YOUR LUCK AT THE GOLD REEF CITY CASINO

Malls, meals and music Affectionately known as Jozi, the largest city in sub-Saharan Africa is a city of contrasts,

DON’T MISS

Performance piazza Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton stages art performances and shows around a symbolic bronze statue of Mandela, erected to commemorate the birth of the Rainbow Nation. Trendy cafés, restaurants and shops frame the space. www-usa. nelsonmandelasquare.com.

offering super-mall shopping, great restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. You can travel back in time at the Origins Centre, or get up close to the wildlife at nearby game reserves — and at the city’s great zoo. WHAT TO SEE

Great prospects

WHERE TO EAT

Touch of class

theatre in one. Jazz and blues

Top of Africa in the Central

Top-notch international

are Newtown’s favourite

Business District has great city

restaurants, including the

genres.

views (Commissioner Street 150;

authentic Indian Bukhara

+27 11 3081331). Go prospecting

(www.bukhara.com), crowd the

at Gold Reef City (www.

classy suburb of Sandton,

goldreefcity.co.za) or jump to

which is also home to the five-

operates one daily direct flight

the beginning of evolution at

star Auberge Michel (www.

to Johannesburg O. R. Tambo

HOW TO GET THERE

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

the Origins Centre (Yale Road 1; aubergemichel.co.za). Head to

International Airport from

+27 11 7174700).

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Melrose Arch and Newtown for the full-flavoured babotie

WHERE TO SHOP

(mince casserole), or sample it

Tourist information

Fashion and fabrics

in Soweto for a more authentic

www.joburg.org.za

Sandton’s shopping malls

experience. Looking for handy, up-to-date

Photo: Jim Simandl

appeal to the label-conscious, while Oriental Plaza in

WHERE TO BOOGIE

travel information? Check out

Fordsburg draws hagglers

Frills – or chill

KLM’s Destination Guide

looking for precious Indian

Dressing up is your ticket to

pages – and book your flight –

fabrics. Rosebank’s daily African Jozi’s club scene, particularly in

on www.klm.com. Content

Craft Market sells original

Rosebank and Sandton.

provided by Frommer’s

pieces to the sound of

Sunninghill’s Movida (www.

Unlimited © 2009,

bongo beats.

movida.co.za) is club and

Whatsonwhen Limited.

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TOUCHDOWN

Paramaribo

COLONIAL INFLUENCES ABOUND

Building sights Lush mangrove trees, imposing architecture and towering palms characterise the capital of Suriname. Paramaribo has the distinction of being designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, with finely preserved French, Spanish, British and Dutch colonial buildings situated in its inner city centre.

THE SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE

WHAT TO SEE

Fine fort

carvings. The Central Market

go hand-in-hand at Zus & Zo

Take a trip back in time at the

is an ideal place to observe

Cafe (Grote Combeweg 13a).

rugged Fort Zeelandia (www.

seasoned barterers, amid piles

surinaamsmuseum.net) or

of fruit, sacks of yucca and pots

marvel at the opulent façade

of brightly coloured spices.

of the Presidential Palace in

HOW TO GET THERE

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, operates four flights a week to

Independence Square. Local

WHERE TO EAT

Paramaribo J. A. Hengel

writer Cynthia McLeod runs

Choice cuisine

International Airport from

boat tours to Suriname’s

Paramaribo’s ethnic fusion is

otherwise inaccessible

mirrored in its culinary heritage,

historical plantations

with Dutch, Indonesian, Indian

Tourist information

(Merodia Pier; +597 451620;

and Chinese gastronomic

www.surinametourism.com

reservations essential).

touches evident on menus.

ISLAMIC MOSQUE

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

DON’T MISS

Savour Surinamese breads at

Looking for handy, up-to-date

WHERE TO SHOP

Roti Shop Joosje

travel information? Check out

Palms and pots

(Zwartenhovenbrugstraat 9),

KLM’s Destination Guide

Paramaribo’s largest handicraft

local curry dishes at Mix Food

pages – and book your flight –

and souvenir centre, ReadyTex

(Zeelandiaweg 1), and delicious

on www.klm.com. Content

Crafts (www.readytexcrafts.

cooked-to-order Chinese

provided by Frommer’s

com), sells woven palm-fibre

noodles at Chi Min (Cornelis

Unlimited © 2009,

baskets, ceramics and wooden

Jongbawstraat 83). Art and food

Whatsonwhen Limited.

Heaven scent Independence Square is surrounded by Muslim mosques, Hindu temples, Jewish synagogues and Christian churches. A flower market on the square displays inexpensive fragrant floral bouquets, brightly coloured posies and bunches of tropical blooms. DUTCH Holland Herald

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Gadgets Words: Pip Farquharson

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1 Sparta Pick-Up Infamous Dutch tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher has transported his artwork onto bicycles for this limited edition series. From €799 www.sparta.nl 2 TVAR Messenger Bag This unique bag – from the Tubus Collection by KREJCI – is made out of old inner tubes from Amsterdam bicycles. From €167 www.krejci.nl 3 Second-Hand Created entirely from second-hand products, this is one of several bookshelves created for Droog by Dutch designers Maarten Baas and Franck Bragigand. Price on request www.droog.com 4 TW Steel CE1028 This oversized watch is part of TW Steel’s CEO Canteen range. From €359 www.twsteel.com

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1 United Nude This stylish sneaker collection is designed in collaboration with K-Swiss by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and British shoemaker Galahad JD Clark (aka United Nude). From €189 www.kswiss.nl 2 A Resistible Force Pauline van Lynden’s book takes a fascinating look at the ancient coastal defences in Zeeland. From €49.50 www.paulinevanlynden.com 3 Dutch Originals Bracelet A modern translation of Dutch heritage, featuring Delft blue ceramics and Swarovski glass beads. From €59* 4 Scrapwood Classic Piet Hein Eek’s signature cupboard. From €3,645 www.frozenfountain.nl *The traditional Dutch Originals Bracelet is the only item available on board (selected flights). See our Shopping Section at the back for details.

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Photo contest

If you provide the year’s best shot, you’ll be globetrotting before you can say “where did I put my passport?”

RAPHAELLE STOPIN: COBALT-BLUE BOTTLES, MEXICO

See the world! How does it work?

Don’t be late…

There’s a new theme every three months.

Entries for the Blue category must be

At the end of the fourth quarter (March

received by July 6, 2009. See our

2010), KLM will award the Grand Prize to the

website below for submission details.

What can you win?

overall winner.

Feeling inspired? What theme?

Check out other beautiful shots from

THE GRAND PRIZE

For April, May and June 2009, the theme

previous winners at:

is Blue.

www.hollandherald.nl

A round-the-world ticket for the annual, overall winner CONTEST RULES • Photographs larger than 10x15cm cannot be accepted • Photographs will not be returned • Holland Herald, KLM and the publishers, MediaPartners Group, accept no responsibility for lost material • Copyright clearance and permission of subjects are the responsibility of the photographers. KLM and MediaPartners Group acquire the rights for future use of the images. • The competition is open to readers of Holland Herald who are 18 years of age or older on the date of entry, and who have flown with KLM during the same period as the theme category • Entrants for the Grand Prize will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date of the theme category • Employees of KLM and MediaPartners Group, participating promotional agencies, contributors to Holland Herald, and the families of any of the above are not eligible to enter this competition • The judges’ decisions are final • The Grand Prize cannot be exchanged for cash.

JOSE EMILIO LORENTE: BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

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Travellers Check NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS

1960

Photo: KLM / MAI

A poster typifying the advertising style used in the ‘swinging Sixties’ and featuring one of the old KLM logos.

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KLM BEHIND THE SCENES

Think big act small

The KLM bike is available to staff for commuting to work or between KLM offices. The materials and design are based on the cradle-to-cradle concept

It’s no coincidence that AIR FRANCE KLM is “Super Sector Leader” in two of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices – World and STOXX. Elfrieke van Galen, KLM’s Senior Vice President for CSR, could fill this page with a list of impressive sustainable initiatives that the group has implemented to achieve this status. But surprisingly, she claims the biggest achievement to date has been a change in the mindset of a large proportion of KLM’s 33,000 employees. “There are obvious things we can all do in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), such as separating our waste and turning off electrical equipment when it’s not needed, but we’ve taken this one step further and run workshops for all jobs within KLM

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to identify opportunities to integrate CSR into our daily work. For some jobs, such as our Financial Controller, you might wonder what he can really do, but there’s actually quite a lot. For example, making CSR part of managers’ targets and making investment decisions based on sustainability as well as profitability.”

and long term, they can often have a positive impact. Quite simply, profitability and sustainability go hand in hand. “My dream for the future is to inject our customers with the same enthusiasm for CSR shown by our own employees. If every one of our millions of customers made a small contribution, the combined effect would be huge.” A perfect world “My ideal scenario is that customers check in online using a computer running on green electricity and offset their carbon using KLM’s CO2ZERO programme. They then use mobile check-in which avoids printing a boarding card. They pack one less item of clothing – one kilogram in weight reduction saves around 240 kilograms in CO2 emissions per flight – and take

“Once CSR becomes part of our DNA, then I know I’ve done my job!” Sustainable and profitable “For many companies, investment decisions are often based on shortterm gain, but if we want to continue to grow and prosper in the long term, CSR has to play an equal role in any investment. At KLM, we’ve already proven that sustainable solutions don’t have to have a negative impact on profitability; in fact, in both the short

public transport to the airport. On board, they ask for their rainforest coffee refill in the same sustainable cup and reuse the headphones from a previous flight. After the flight, they might choose to donate their Flying Blue Award Miles to one of our charities. They’re all such simple steps, but multiply this by several million passengers and we’ve really made a difference!”

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KLM NEWS “Making life simpler”

Check in with your mobile phone The roll-out of KLM’s electronic boarding pass within Europe is well under way — an innovation which saves time and puts you in control. Check in at www.klm.com with your mobile phone, PDA or BlackBerry. Boarding details will be sent to you via SMS, MMS or email. At the gate, simply hold your electronic device in front of a reader and the details will be scanned. The only other document you need is your ID. You can use the electronic boarding pass to gain access to lounges, at security checks and for purchases in tax-free stores, just as you would with a paper boarding pass. For more information, visit www.klm.com.

Summer has arrived... ...and so has our new and improved flight schedule. Despite the global economic downturn, complementary hubs in Paris and Amsterdam continue to allow our customers to benefit from a global network. By carefully reallocating aircraft, adding new routes, such as Liverpool and Calgary, and adjusting capacity in the peak months we’re confident we can offer a more tailored service which meets your needs. New mergers and strategic alliances have also helped us improve our offering. Later this year, plans to build a new commercial relationship with WestJet will increase the number of Canadian destinations served by KLM and AIR FRANCE, while the addition of two new Boeing 777-300s to the fleet will increase capacity on routes to

NEW, FINELY TUNED SUMMER FLIGHT SCHEDULE

south-east Asia, Latin America and Africa. There will also be an increase in flight frequencies to Chengdu, Panama City, Entebbe, Teheran and Muscat, to name just a few. Visit www.klm.com for complete details of our new summer timetable.

New and improved SkyTeam.com

INTUITIVE NAVIGATION AT SKYTEAM.COM

SkyTeam.com’s fresh new design and clear navigation offers a truly intuitive experience, providing quick access to time-saving itinerary displays, destination information, frequent flyer programme details and more, in 11 different languages. For further information about the SkyTeam alliance partners take a look at page 77 in this edition of Holland Herald. Holland Herald

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THE AFRICA EXPERIENCE

Amazing Africa This month, KLM is providing an Africa Experience for its intercontinental passengers, encompassing food, wine, video and other activities

Menu Available in World Business Class (WBC) and Economy Class as a first meal on intercontinental flights out of Amsterdam. Flights out of Cape Town, Nairobi and Johannesburg will also serve the WBC menu as a first meal. A limited African-themed menu will be available on flights to and from Japan, Korea, India and China. FOOD WBC Guinea-fowl with Couscous and Harissa Salad. Baked Fish Chermoula. Ostrich Potjie. Chicken Macadamia and Sultanas. Lumberjack Cake with Amarula Sauce.

Africa – full of spectacle, colour, excitement and adventure. A wonderful world rich in wildlife, natural beauty, magnificent scenery and fabulous food. Embark on a journey of inspiration to this vast, diverse expanse throughout May with KLM’s Africa Experience. KLM intercontinental flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and African destinations Cape Town, Johannesburg and Nairobi* will feature delicious African-inspired menus and wine choices, in cooperation with travel specialists andBEYOND and wine importer Fourcroy Nederland. Menu cards, headrest covers, napkins,

cutlery envelopes and salt and pepper sachets will introduce themed elements. Onboard destination movies will be tailored towards the Africa Experience, as will special promotion videos in KLM lounges at Schiphol. The lounges will also host special African wine-tasting events. And that’s not all. KLM’s tax-free shopping assortment on board also includes numerous articles related to the African Experience. But don’t take our word for it. Enter a special Africa Experience competition (opposite page) and you could be experiencing the beauty of Africa yourself – courtesy of KLM and andBEYOND! Visit www.africaexperience.nl for full details.

*A limited African-themed menu will be available on flights to and from Japan, Korea, India and China.

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ECONOMY CLASS Passengers can choose from two trays: Tray 1 Couscous salad. Beef Bobotie with Yellow Basmati Rice, Red Peppers and Mango Chutney. Passion Fruit. Tray 2 Spiced Carrot Salad with Spinach. Aubergine Curry with Couscous, Coriander and Raisins, and Spanish Red Peppers. Passion Fruit. WINES WBC Nederburg Premier Cuvée. Nederburg Manor House Chardonnay. Nederburg Manor House Sauvignon Blanc. Kanu Chenin Blanc. Nederburg Manor House Shiraz. Plaisir de Merle. Allesverloren Vintage 2006. ECONOMY CLASS Nederburg Foundation Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay. Nederburg Foundation Merlot. Food developed by y andBEYOND. Wines supplied by (www.fourcroy.nl)

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THE AFRICA EXPERIENCE

Set the wheels in motion How Cycling Blue can help Children in Kenya can walk ten kilometres or more to school. By the time they get there, they are often

Win a trip for two to Kenya Experience the stunning beauty of Africa yourself by entering a simple competition. You could win a fabulous four-day stay at the Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp. One of Kenya’s best-loved safari camps, Kichwa Tembo offers a quintessential game-viewing experience, with sweeping vistas of the magnificent Masai Mara and the Sabaringo River. Kichwa Tembo is renowned for its gracious Kenyan staff whose warm welcome, charming service and effortless energy delight guests from all over the world. Your flights will be arranged courtesy of KLM, and accommodation arranged through

Photo: Cycling Out Of Poverty

CAMP IN COMFORT AT KICHWA TEMBO

exhausted. Providing bicycles would potentially reduce the number of Kenyan children who drop out of school, and improve both school results and

As part of its 90th birthday celebrations this year, KLM has initiated a charitable project – Cycling Blue – to enable people in Kenya to buy and learn how to repair bicycles, using micro credit methods of payment. Starting in May, KLM staff will be organising fundraising projects in The Netherlands and Kenya to collect money for Cycling Blue. Full details of all activities can be found on the websites www.klm.nl/dereis (Dutch) or www.klm. com/thejourney (English). You can donate money or Flying Blue Miles to Cycling Blue through the above websites. To realise its Cycling Blue project, KLM is working closely with the Cycling Out Of Poverty Foundation: www.cyclingoutofpoverty.com.

domestic life. KLM’s Cycling Blue project intends to contribute to a UN Millennium Development Goal (www.un.org/ millenniumgoals) of providing universal education by setting up a centre to train people in bicycle maintenance. An attached workshop would generate income through the centre’s training fees, profits from bicycle sales and spare parts, and repair costs.

andBEYOND, a world leader in luxury adventure travel and safari vacations (www.andbeyond.com). To take part in the competition,

Spread your wings KLM Club Africa is a service for members of Flying Blue, the frequent flyer programme of

visit www.klm.com/clubafrica and

AIR FRANCE and KLM, and BlueBiz. It is an exclusive network for people doing business

share your successful, memorable,

with or in Africa. You can meet members on almost every page within KLM Club Africa.

funny or bitter experiences of

Every member has their own profile page with personal information. You can easily

doing business with or within

contact other members via the message centre or

Africa. Closing date for entry is

add them to your contact overview. Join the club at

May 31, 2009.

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Exceptional moments for valued customers. Whether you’re travelling to discover new places, enjoy family weekends or on business, it’s essential to make the most of every second. With the benefits that the Flying Blue frequent flyer programme offers, you become a privileged customer, recognized by AIR FRANCE and KLM and every SkyTeam alliance airline. Thanks to our network of over 900 destinations, every trip is a new opportunity to earn Miles. With over 130 partners worldwide, there are lots of ways to enjoy your Miles. Whether it’s a flight to a destination you’ve always wanted

You can sign up online at klm.com or airfrance.com

to explore, a stay in a luxury hotel, or countless other ways to spend your Miles, the choice is yours. As you travel more and more with us, we reward your loyalty by multiplying the services you can enjoy, to make every trip a moment that stands apart.

Photo Credits: Steen Sundland.

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KLM FLYING BLUE NEWS “We can’t stop the clock, but we can save time”

Beat the queue A joint cooperation with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol now gives Flying Blue Platinum, Gold and Silver members travelling in Economy Class access to the airport’s priority lanes. Previously reserved for First and Business Class passengers, the security check lane in Departure Hall 1 and the priority lane through border control in Departure Hall 2 may be used. Simply present a KLM boarding pass, regardless of the operating airline, to gain access. TIME TO USE THE PRIORITY LANE

How to join Flying Blue

Urban escapes

AIR FRANCE KLM’s loyalty programme, Flying Blue, allows you to earn both Level and Award Miles. Award Miles can be redeemed for flights and products from over 130 partners worldwide. Level Miles count towards a higher membership tier, each offering benefits such as access to airport lounges and extra baggage allowance. For further details or to enroll, simply visit www.klm.com.

Parkroyal Hotels and The Doyle Collection are the latest additions to the Global Hotel Alliance. These hotels offer everything from gastronomic delights to spa treatments but, above all, a new level of comfort and hospitality in 11 key global cities. Until June 20, 2009, Flying Blue members can earn double Award Miles! For further information visit www.globalhotelalliance.com.

PHONE ON BOARD In the air, you can still be there. Discover how easy it is to keep in touch, with phones on board KLM’s B747-400, B777, MD-11 and Airbus 330 aircraft. • For operation of the wall-mounted phone, see the placard on the wall below the phone. • If you have in-seat entertainment,

Accepted credit cards

Info & Fun in the category Onboard. • Calls cost US$5.90 per 30-second increment. There is a minimum charge of one minute per call. • Payment is made by inserting your credit card into the side

your handset also acts as a phone.

of the phone and

See the onscreen instructions under

swiping downwards.

CROKE PARK HOTEL, DUBLIN

Preferred seats Flying Blue Platinum and Gold members can now choose a Preferred Seat on certain Economy Class flights, completely free of charge. These seats have the added luxury of extra legroom or are positioned in a row with just two seats. Subject to availability, these Preferred Seats can be reserved during online check-in only.

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KLM ENTERTAINMENT “More entertaining than staying at home”

Let the fun begin! State-of-the-art entertainment is available on all intercontinental KLM flights.* Just a few clicks will bring you to a virtual world of...

USE THE HANDSET TO MAKE YOUR CHOICE

Watching

Interaction

Instant access to over 85 movies, available

Who could resist sending someone a

in various languages, ranging from the

‘Guess where I am?’ text message from a

classics to the latest big-screen

mile above the Atlantic? Forgotten to

blockbusters. Comedies, sit-coms,

bring directions to your hotel? Simply

documentaries, news and travel shows are

use the built-in email to ask a colleague

just a click away.

to forward directions.

Listening

Stimulation

Compile your own playlist or select a

Challenge a fellow passenger to a game,

specific CD. There are hundreds of hits for

browse our extensive database of

every taste and every mood. If you prefer,

information and interesting trivia, or

you can just sit back and relax with a great

expand your horizons with one of the 23

audio book.

Berlitz language courses.

MOVIE TOP 10 - MAY Bride Wars (Comedy) Gran Torino (Drama) Inkheart (Science-Fiction/Fantasy) Last Chance Harvey (Drama) Man On Wire (Musical & Performing Arts) Milk (Drama) Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Comedy) The Reader (Drama) Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Horror) Valkyrie (Drama) SEAN PENN’S OSCAR-WINNING PERFORMANCE IN MILK – ONE OF 85 MOVIES AVAILABLE ON BOARD

Too much choice?

Sean Penn won Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Milk. He plays Harvey Milk,

Check out our online film guide before your

the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America in 1977. Milk’s victory

next flight at www.klm.com (select: Travel

was not just one for gay rights; he changed the very nature of what it means to be a

Information; On Board; Entertainment).

fighter for human rights and became, before his murder in 1978, a hero for all Americans.

* With the exception of Boeing 747-400 Economy Class. Retrofittng will commence this summer.

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WWW.KLM.COM “A one-stop shop for all your travel requirements”

Room for more

Destinations uncovered Whether you’re looking for inspiration or

Destination Guide offers up-to-date, out-of-the-ordinary information and practical advice. Featuring 100 countries, the guide covers restaurants, shopping, nightlife, events and things to do. It also has practical tips about transport, currencies, visa requirements and current weather forecasts. KLM e-services make your travel planning faster, easier

Photo: visitlondonimages/Pawel Libera

you’re ready to book, our handy online

Worried about excess luggage? You can reserve extra baggage space on your flights via check-in at www.klm.com. By arranging this online, you not only save time at the airport, you also save 30% on the normal charges A TOUCH OF GLASS AT KEW GARDENS, LONDON

levied at the airport check-in desk.

Wanted: extra legroom

and more rewarding than ever.

Perhaps it’s a special occasion, or you

For example, you can relate your

simply want to treat yourself or a loved

travel experiences with a direct,

one? The solution: Economy Class

easy-to-use link with KLM

seating with extra legroom or just two

Customer Support. Via the “Contact

seats in a row.

us” button on the website, your

When checking in via www.klm.com

communication can usually be

these preferred seats can be reserved

handled within five days! KLM

for a small supplement.

offers a full range of services via

Available exclusively using our online

its website www.klm.com.

check-in.

Fly, drive and stay Did you know that, as well as booking flights, you can also make Photo: NH Hotel Constanza, Barcelona

a hotel reservation or rent a car via www.klm.com? KLM works with reliable partners such as Booking.com for hotel reservations, and Avis for car rental. Flying Blue members can earn up to 700 Award Miles per car rental, and are eligible for a free upgrade. RESERVATIONS MADE EASY AT WWW.KLM.COM

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KLM PLANE FACTS Boeing 747-400

1920 May 17: the first KLM flight from London to Amsterdam.

1933 The Fokker F-XVIII Pelican sets a new record for the flight Amsterdam-Jakarta of four days, four hours and 35 minutes.

1934 October: the McDonnell Douglas DC-2 Uiver wins first prize in

22

the handicap section, and second prize

(Combi 17)

overall in the London-Melbourne Air

390,100

428

Race.

(Combi 396,900)

(Combi 280)

1946 KLM launches its scheduled

920

12,900

64.44

35,000 (Combi)

70.67

yes!

Boeing 747-400ER Freighter

service between Amsterdam and New York.

1960

KLM introduces the

McDonnell Douglas DC-8 into its fleet, marking the beginning of the ‘jet age’.

1971 KLM’s first Boeing 747B heralds the start of the ‘wide-body’ age.

4

920

12,900

1989 KLM is the first European

412,800

112,000

70.67

64.44

airline to introduce the new generation 747-400s.

Boeing 777-300ER

2001 KLM is the first European airline to introduce the next generation of 737-900s.

2003-2004 KLM embarks on an extensive fleet renewal programme.

Artwork KLM fleet: Hans Murris, KLM Engineering & Maintenance, SPL/WM

2005 KLM starts adding the first of

2

900

14,200

64.80

351,543

425

73.86

yes!

12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft to its fleet.

2008

KLM’s first two (out of a

total of six) Boeing 777-300ERs are

Boeing 777-200ER

put into operation.

Thanks to its efficient network, its modern fleet and many economical measures, KLM’s performance regarding fuel efficiency is one of the best in Europe. The website www.klm.com/ travel/csr_en gives full information

15

900

13,400

60.90

297,500

327

63.70

yes!

on KLM’s corporate social responsibilty and sustainable air transport activities.

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How big, how small, how far…?

KLM PLANE FACTS

McDonnell Douglas MD-11

10

880

11,400

51.96

280,300

294

61.21

yes!

Airbus A330-200

Boeing 737-900/800

10

880

10,700

60.30

233,000

251

58.37

yes!

5

850

4,600

35.80

21

850

4,200

35.80

76,900

189

41.91

73,700

171

39.47

Boeing 737-700

4

850

3,600

65,300

129

33.60

Boeing 737-400/300

35.80

11

800

3,600

28.88

10

800

2,850

28.88

62,800

147

36.45

56,900

127

33.40

EMBRAER 190

4

850

47,790

100

4,500

Fokker 100/70

14

740

2,400

28.08

24

743

2,400

28.08

44,400

103

35.53

38,000

80

30.91

28.72

36.25

Fokker 50

KEY

SCALE: 1 CM = 6.3 M

NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT

10 20,800

505 50

2,200 25.25

MAX. TAKE-OFF WEIGHT (KG)

TELEPHONE ON BOARD

WINGSPAN (M)

MAX. RANGE (KM)

CRUISING SPEED (KM/H)

LENGTH (M)

MAXIMUM PASSENGERS

MAX. FREIGHT (KG)

29

Fleet data information valid at magazine publication date

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WESTERGASFABRIEK

KLM MAPS AMSTERDAM

CENTRAL STATION

VVV AMSTERDAM TOURIST OFFICE ANNE FRANK HOUSE BEURS VAN BERLAGE WESTERKERK

NEMO MUSEUM

VAN PAMPUS The Nieuwe Kerk NIEUWMARKT MARITIME MUSEUM

DIAMOND CENTER GASSAN DIAMONDS AMSTERDAM HISTORICAL MUSEUM

ZUIDERKERK

REMBRANDT HOUSE WATERLOOPLEIN

FLOWER MARKET

HORTUS BOTANICUS

OPERA HOUSE

WATERLOOPLEIN JEWISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM

ARTIS

HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG FOAM

KEY

MAGERE BRUG CARRÉ THEATRE WEESPERSTRAAT

TRAMLINE RAILWAY

RIJKSMUSEUM

RED LIGHT DISTRICT

VAN GOGH MUSEUM

MUSEUM DISTRICT JORDAAN HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE

IMPORTANT BUILDING

ALBERT CUYP MARKET

CONCERTGEBOUW

WIBAUTSTRAAT

RAILWAY STATION METRO STATION ZOO GENERAL ATTRACTION MUSEUM CHURCH THEATRE MARKET

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Rokin 1-5 (Dam Square) 1012 KK Amsterdam, Holland T +31(0)20 6245787 F +31(0)20 6251220 E info@amsterdamdiamondcenter.com I www.amsterdamdiamondcenter.com Open 7 days a week and shopping nights

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KLM PARTNERS

Our partners, your benefits KLM is a member of SkyTeam, an alliance of 11 airlines and 3 associate airlines. This offers you a

higher membership tier, each offering

largest airline group; together with KLM’s

different benefits such as access to

long-standing US partner, Northwest

airport lounges and extra baggage

Airlines, we guarantee you a perfectly

variety of benefits such as: 905 global

allowance. AIR FRANCE KLM is Europe’s

integrated network.

destinations; access to more lounges worldwide; a coordinated timetable for improved connections; and more opportunities to earn Flying Blue Level and Award Miles. Award Miles can be spent on flights, or with over 100 nonairline partners, such as Marriott and Hertz. Level Miles count towards a

KLM and its main partners Founded: 1926 / Home base: Minneapolis / St. Paul Fleet size: 356 / Passengers: 66 million WWW.NWA.COM Founded: 1919 / Home base: Amsterdam Fleet size: 243* / Passengers: 22 million WWW.KLM.COM * including KLM Cityhopper, Martinair and transavia.com

Founded: 1933 / Home base: Paris Fleet size: 427** / Passengers: 52 million WWW.AIRFRANCE.COM ** including Régional, Britair, Cityjet and VLM Airlines

Other KLM partners Combined code-share and Flying Blue partners

Flying Blue partners

Code-share partners

You can earn and/or spend Miles with all SkyTeam alliance members and KLM’s Flying Blue partners in Flying Blue, AIR FRANCE KLM’s loyalty program. For detailed information visit www.klm.com or www.airfrance.com. A code-share partner means that even though you have booked a KLM flight number, you may find yourself travelling on a service operated by that partner.

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Amsterdam / Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands

B18 B14 B12 B10 B8

Gates B

M7

4 B19 B15 B11 B17 B13 B9

M6

H7

M5

Gates M

C14 to C21 - C26

C12

C16

Gates C

C10

C8

C15 - C18

C6

M4

4

M3

C5

H2

Schiphol Plaza

T2

H1

3

D14 D12 D68

D2 D4 D60 D8 D62 D64

D10 D66

3

6 Lounge 3 4 T9 12

D41 D71

D42 D44 D72 D46D74 D48 D76 D52 D78 D54 D82 5 D47 D56 D84 D49 D77 D86 D51 D79 D53 D81 D55 D83 D57 D85 D87

G2

3

Lounge 2

F2

T8

Holland Boulevard

Schiphol World Avenue

G7

Lounge 3

G9 G6 G8

F3

T6

F4

E4

Gates G

F5

3 E3

F7 F6

E6

E5

F9

Gates F E8

7

E9

E18

E17 E20

Gates E

KLM Crown Lounge

F8

E7

Transfer desk Self-service transfer

3 G4

1

E2

D43 D73

3

2

E15

T

G3 G5

1

2

T5 T4

D3 D5 D59 D7 D61 D63

Gates D

Gates B-C, D 59-87, M

G11-16

8

Lounge 1

Schengen

Gates H

H3

M1

C11

D16 D18 D22 D24 5 D26 D21 D28 D23 D25 D27 D29 D31

H5 H4

4

M2

C7

C9

H6

C4

4 C13

KLM flights arrive at / depart from gates B, C, D, E, F. Air France and Alitalia flights arrive at / depart from gates B and C. Continental, Delta and Korean Air flights arrive at / depart from gate G. Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from gate E. Czech Airlines flights arrive at / depart from gate D. For KLM passengers travelling to Antwerp (Thalys) and Rotterdam (NS): Please ensure you collect your luggage in Amsterdam and change your KLM (e-) ticket for a Thalys/NS ticket at the Netherlands Railways (NS ) desk at Schiphol Plaza (just past immigration).

to B22 - B29

Passengers with access to KLM’s Crown Lounges and who are transferring to European (Schengen) flights are kindly advised to use Crown Lounge 25, located near the Schengen gates behind passport control, when arriving on intercontinental flights.

E19

E22

Top Level Second floor

E24

KLM Crown Lounge

25

Gates D KLM Crown Lounge

52

Paris / Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 2, France Delta, Northwest Airlines and AeroMexico flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2E. Korean Air flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2C.

KLM and Alitalia flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2F, gates F21-36. Air France flights arrive at / depart from Terminals 2A, B, C, D. E and F.

Continental flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2A. Czech Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2B.

TERMINAL 2E TERMINAL 2A

TERMINAL 2C C86-C87 C84-C85 C82-C83 C88-C89

C80-C81

T

C90-C91

E91-E96

A48-A49 A46-A47 A44-A45 A42-A43

A50-A51

T

T

E51 E76

3

3

3

4

3

3

4

3

T F41-F43

F21-F25

T

F56

T

F54-F55

F2

F44-F45

F49 F51

F26

F1

F27

Thalys/RER/TGV Railway station

TERMINAL 2F Schengen

3

2

T

T D74 D76

D53-D54

D72-D73

D55-D56 D57-D58 D61-D62 D64-D65 D70-D71 D60-D61

B33-34 B31-B32 B21-B22 B23-B24 B26-B27-B28 B29-B30 B25

F28

F33

F48 F52

T

F34

F47

F53

F36 F35

F46

2

3

3

4 4

A40-A41

TERMINAL 2D

F29 F32 F31

TERMINAL 2B

F30

F50

E80-E87

KEY Check-in

A1 Gate Numbers

Self-Service Check-in Passport control / Security check

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Baggage Claim 4

Walking distance from point to point (average time in minutes)

T

Transfer desk Air France Lounge Transfer by train

3

Transfer by shuttle 3 outside Customs Area Transfer by shuttle bus inside Customs Area Transfer by shuttle bus inside Customs Area, only between 7:30am and 1:30pm

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Milan / Malpensa Airport, Italy Satellite A serves arrivals at / departures from all Schengen countries. Airlines on this pier are KLM, Air France and Alitalia. TERMINAL 1

Satellite B serves arrivals at / departures from all non-Schengen countries. Airlines on this pier are Delta and Continental.

5 5

10

5

VIP Lounge 5

5

Satellite A

Satellite B

Rome / Fiumicino Airport, Italy KLM, Air France and Alitalia flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Delta, Continental and Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal C. VIP Lounge

5 10

TERMINAL A 5

TERMINAL C

5

5

TERMINAL B

Satellite

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Minneapolis / Saint Paul International Airport, USA

B1 B3 B5 B7 B9 B11 B13 B15

LINDBERGH TERMINAL B Concourse D Concourse

D4

B2 B4 B6 B8 B10 B12 B14 B16

C Concourse D5

D3 D2 D1

C5 D6

C1

C3

C4

C7 C6

C8

C9

C10

C11

C14 C13 C12

C2

C22 C15 C17 C19 C21 C24 C26 C20 C16 C18 C23 C25 C27

A Concourse A1

A5

A3 A4

A2

A7 A6

A9 A8

A11 A13 A10 A12 A14

E4 E9 E5 E3

E7

E1

E Concourse (Lower level) F Concourse F5 F9

WorldClub Facility

F1 F3

F7

F11 F13 F15 F16 F14

First floor

International flights arrive at / depart from gates G1 to G9. Continental and Delta flights arrive at / depart from Concourse E. KLM flights arrive at / depart from Concourse G. Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from all concourses.

F2 F6 F10

G22 G21

F4

F8

G9

G1

G10

F12 G3 G2

G5 G4

G7 G6

G8

G11 G13 G12

G15 G14 G16

G17 G19 G18 G20

G Concourse

New York / John F Kennedy Airport, USA TERMINAL 8

TERMINAL 7

TERMINAL 6

TERMINAL 9

KLM, Northwest Airlines, Continental, Continental Express and Czech Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 4. Air France, AeroMexico, Aeroflot, Alitalia, and Korean Air flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 1. Delta flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 3.

TERMINAL 5

TERMINAL 1

TERMINAL 4

TERMINAL 2

TERMINAL 3

Newark Liberty International Airport, New York, USA 136 137 138 139 128

135 134 133 132 131

A1

130

125 126 127 124 123 122

121 120

TERMINAL A 23 24 25

TERMINAL C

20

A2

102 104A 104B 106 108A 110A 108B 110B112A 112B 101 114A 103A 114B 103B 105 107A 107B 109 111 115A 113A 115B 113B

28 27

26A 26B

70

TERMINAL B

72 71 90

91

73

A3

92

94

74 93 80

82

B1

81

84

B2

B3

95

97 99

83

86

85 88

96 98

75

KLM, Air France, Delta, Czech Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Continental and Alitalia flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Continental (from / to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Washington D.C.) flights arrive at / depart from Terminal A. Continental (from / to London Heathrow) flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Continental and Continental Express flights arrive at / depart from Terminal C. Presidents Club

87

WorldClub Facility

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Atlanta / Hartsfield-Jackson Intercontinental Airport, USA

B36

NORTH

C36

C35

A34

A33

B34

B33

C34

C33

D36

D35

T14

A32

A31

B32

B31

C32

C31

D34

D33

A30

A29

B30

B29

C30

C29

D32

D31

A28

A27

B28

B27

C28

C27

D30

D29

A26

A25

B26

B25

C26

C25 D28

D27

A24

A23

B24

B23

C24

D26

D25

A22

A21

B22

B21

C20

C17

D24

D23

C15A

D22

D21

C15

D16

D15

C11

D14

D13

D12

D11

D10

D9

D8

D7

T12 T11 T10 T9

A20

A19

B20

B19

C18A

T8

A18

A17

B18

B17

C18

T7

A16

A15

B16

B15

C16

A14

T6

A13

A12

B14

A11

B12

C21

C14

B13 B11

C9

C12

E31

E30

E31A E29

E28

E27

E26

E14 E16 E18

E12

A10

A9

B10

B9

C10

C7

A8

A7

B8

B7

C8A

C5

A6

A5

B6

B5

C8

C3

D6

D5

T2

A4

A3

B4

B3

C6

C2

D4

D3

T1

A2

A1

B2

B1

C4

C1

D2

D1

Crown Rooms (Delta Airlines)

E15 E17 E10

E11

C7A

T4 T3

E33 E32

C23

T5

SOUTH

E34 E36 E35

T15

T13

TERMINAL T

D38

KLM, Air France, AeroMexico and Korean Air flights arrive at / depart from Terminal E. Continental, Continental Express and Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal D. Delta flights arrive at / depart from Terminal A, B, C, D, E and T.

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E9

E6

E7

E4

E7A E5 E2 E1 E3

TERMINAL A

TERMINAL B

TERMINAL C

TERMINAL D

TERMINAL E

Houston / George Bush Intercontinental Airport, USA

TERMINAL A North Concourse

TERMINAL B North Concourse

TERMINAL C North Concourse

C18

TERMINAL D North Concourse

C19 C17

KLM, Air France, AeroMexico flights arrive at / depart from Terminal D. Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Delta flights arrive at / depart from Terminal A. Continental Connection flights arrive at / depart from Terminal A. Continental Express flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Continental flights arrive at / depart from Terminal C, D and E.

C20 B79 B79A

A14

A15

A12

A11

A10

B81 A9 B81A

B80

A1

A2 A8

C16

B86 B85A B77 B77A B76 B76A

C21 B85

C15

B87 C22

B84A B84B B84C

C14

B88

A7

C26

C25

C24

C30

C31

C32

D6 D6A

D5

C23

B83 B83A

D1

D2

D4 D3 D4A

C43

C44

C45

D7

D8

D9

D10 D11 D12

T

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B67

B68

B72

B60

B64

E24

C29 B69

B71A B70

B71

B61

B63 C33

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E1

B62 B62A

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E12

E14

E23

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TERMINAL B South Concourse

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E8

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B6

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KLM, Air France and Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Concourse A.

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B5

B3

B1

C1

C3

C5

C7

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Concourse B

Delta, Continental and Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Concourse B and C.

Concourse C Tunnel

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A8

A10

A4

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A18

A20

A24

A28

A30

A34

A36

A38

A40

A46

A50

A54

A56

A60

A64

A66

A68

A74

A76 A78

A70

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A1

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A5

A7

A9

A11

A15

A17

A19

A23

A21

A25

A27

A29

A31

A33

A35 A41

Concourse A south

A43

A45

A47

A49

A51

A53

A55

A57

A59

A61

A63

A65

A67

A69

A71

WorldClub Facility

A73

Concourse A north

KEY A1 Gate Numbers

Check-in Self-Service Check-in Passport control / Security check

T

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Transfer desk

Transfer by train

Baggage Claim

Walking distance from point to point (average time in minutes)

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C85

C83

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D88

D91

D93

D95

D97 D99

T

D86

D98 C84

C82

D92

D94

D96

E80

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B73

B72

Concourse A B71

T

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A61

A62

A63

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A64

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21

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KLM FIT FOR FLYING

Our handy hints can help you to stay feeling great both during and after the flight. Exercises should be performed slowly with steady, even breathing 10 TIMES

15 TIMES

30 TIMES

5 TIMES

15 TIMES

10 TIMES

Feet

Ankles

Knees

Shoulders

Legs

Back and arms

With your heels on the floor, stretch your toes upwards. Then, keeping your toes on the floor, stretch your heel upwards.

Rotate your foot first in one direction and then the other.

Raise your leg, tensing the muscles of your thigh.

With your hands on your thighs, rotate your shoulders in a circular motion.

Bend forward slightly. Wrap your hands around your knee and raise it to your chest. Hold for 15 seconds.

Place both feet flat on the ground and hold in your stomach. Bend forward, moving your hands down your legs.

Relax whilst flying

During the flight

Reducing jetlag

Statistics show that flying is much safer

Ear pain? Pinch your nose shut,

Start adjusting your body clock to

than many situations in our daily lives

close your mouth and swallow or

the time zone of your destination the

The crew in control of the plane are

blow out against your closed mouth.

night before departure by going to

highly trained and experienced

Alternatively, chew gum

bed earlier or later

KLM aircraft are maintained and designed

Stimulate your circulation by walking

Don’t eat too heavily the night before

to withstand all sorts of turbulence

around in the cabin and stretching

you leave, or drink too much coffee or

Try to relax – breathe in deeply through

Avoid sitting with your legs crossed

alcohol

your nose, hold for three seconds and

as this restricts circulation

Eat protein-rich meals at times that

exhale slowly

Taking your shoes off might be

are normal for your new time zone

KLM partner, VALK Foundation, can offer

more comfortable

At your destination, take light exercise,

support to people with a fear of flying. Visit

Drink plenty of water and not too

such as a walk

www.valk.org or call +31 71 5273733

much alcohol, tea or coffee

Spend at least 30 minutes in daylight

HOUSE RULES All

electronic devices must

The only electronic devices which

during the flight

Drinks are served

one at a time

to

be turned off completely whilst

may be used

walking to/from the aircraft, and

and ground stop are:

passengers occupying

• Those with a ‘flight mode’ or ‘flight

their assigned seats.

during take-off, approach and landing. Mobile phones

safe’ setting. This must be activated before the aircraft doors are closed. • Laptops, if the WLAN/

may be used on board

WiFi is turned off.

the aircraft as long as

• Electronic games,

the aircraft doors are

MP3, DVD and

open (subject to local

CD players.

regulations).

For safety reasons, the purser may close the bar. Passengers are not permitted to drink alcoholic beverages brought on board with them.

Smoking on KLM flights is strictly forbidden at all times.

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EU AIRPORTS

Hand baggage rules at EU airports To increase passenger safety, security rules for hand luggage are in place for all flights, in accordance with European Union regulations

Airport shopping in the EU Within the European Union,

Carrying liquids and gels in your hand baggage

liquids and gels that you purchase after passing through passport control, or on board the aircraft

When passing through security control, you will be required to present liquids and

will be packaged and sealed for

gels separately. Please follow the guidelines below.

you, together with the receipt. The unbroken seal is valid for

18-20 cm

24 hours.

Airport shopping outside the EU If you buy liquids or gels at a 20-22 cm

non-EU airport and change planes at an EU airport, your purchases will be confiscated at the EU airport security check. This can also happen for purchases you make on board an aircraft operated by an airline from a non-EU country. For further information visit www.klm.com

The plastic bag

Liquids, gels, pastes, lotions and

may not exceed

aerosols are not permitted in

Animal products

1 litre in volume

containers bigger than 100ml

To prevent the spread of animal diseases, you are prohibited from entering the EU with meat, meat

For use only during the flight, you may also take on board: Special diet food

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permitted on arrival from Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland,

1 re-sealable

transparant plastic bag

Medication

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Only

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products, milk and milk products.

per passenger

Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. For further information visit http://europa.eu.int.

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Tax

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Seat no. Flying Blue no. ❍ Cash ❍ Credit card ❍ Voucher This form can be handed in until 1,5 hour before landing. Products are subject to availability To purchase any of our great products, simply fill out this form and hand it to a member of the cabin crew. Sit back and relax - your new purchase will be delivered shortly. Passenger Name

Tax

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