Discover Benelux | Editor’s Note
Discover Benelux Issue 50, February 2018 Published 02.2018 ISSN 2054-7218 Published by Scan Group Print Liquid Graphic Ltd Executive Editor Thomas Winther Creative Director Mads E. Petersen Editor Anna Villeleger Copy-editor Karl Batterbee Graphic Designer Mercedes Moulia
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Hooray for February! Congratulations on surviving what always feels like the longest month of the year. 2018 is now in full swing and there is plenty to be excited about in the Benelux. For a start, Leeuwarden-Friesland in the Netherlands is officially Cultural Capital of Europe 2018. Last month the King and Queen of the Netherlands performed the opening ceremony, with church bells ringing out across the entire province of Friesland. There are endless cultural highlights on the agenda for this year, including an extensive exhibition dedicated to the work of one of Leeuwarden’s most famous residents, the graphic artist M.C. Escher. Head to page 76 to read our guide to just some of the inspiring events you will not want to miss. One of the most interesting things about the Frisian culture is its strong identity – the province even has its own language which, along with Scottish, is said to be the closest living language to English. Talking of language, our cover star this month is multilingual actor Lyne Renée, who has portrayed a host of nationalities ranging from Israeli to American on both stage and screen. A Belgium native, Renée’s latest role is portraying Frenchwoman Anna Easton in the upcoming television drama Deep State. We caught up with the eloquent and passionate 38-year-old to find out more about her part in the eagerly anticipated espionage thriller, set to hit screens worldwide on 12 March. Meanwhile this month we also take a look at some of the Benelux’s most captivating castles, as well as profiling some of the region’s leading food and drink brands in our ‘taste of the Netherlands’ special. From craft beers to pancakes and plenty more in-between, we guarantee it will leave your mouth watering. Enjoy!
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