Nederlandse Consulaat-Generaal in HoChiMinh-stad
Holland Village 2010
Welcome to the Holland Village Ho Chi Minh City 2010!
22nd October – 31st October 2010
September 23 Park, Ben Thanh market, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Organized by The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Supported by Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
F A M O U S Holland Village journey has started since 1985 and visited many parts of the world and has been attracted by huge number of visitors. The cultural event is to be fun yet be an informative place for everyone to learn and enjoy another aspect of cultures in global era. Holland Village will be consisting of typical Dutch symbols, models of attractions in addition to demonstrating Dutch art craft and presenting traditional Dutch food. During ten days, visitors will enjoy experiencing Dutch culture and it will be a must- event for everyone not to mention tourists. So COME and visit Holland Village with your friends and family! Holland Village is for everybody!
ATTRACTIONS IN HOLLAND VILLAGE
Wooden shoe/clog (Klompen)
A clog is a type of footwear worn by workers and farmers. They are often associated to the Netherlands, so the Dutch are sometimes nicknamed cloggies or clog-wearers. The traditional ones were made predominantly out of wood (klompen) and have been officially accredited as safety shoes with the CE mark and can withstand almost any penetration including sharp objects. Today the ‘klompen’ are no longer a daily used footwear. However it is still popular among people working rural areas. Because of the association with the Dutch it became a beloved Dutch souvenir. Come and try to make your own pair!
Delftware (Delfts blauw)
Delftware are blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in The Netherlands near The Hague and Rotterdam. It came at the end of the 16th century as a cheap alternative to the blue and white Chinese porcelain. The Delftware became popular in a short of time and got its heyday in the period 1650 – 1750, when there were hundreds of potteries in Delft. Around 1800 this industry was wiped out by cheaper pottery from especially England (Staffordshire). Today there is only one factory that produces real ‘Delfts blauw’
It is hard to imagine Holland without its lush green pastures and gently grazing cows. They are as much part of the national identity as clogs, windmills and tulips. Not surprising, when you consider that the Dutch have been making many sort of cheese since 400 AD. Nowadays, Holland is the largest exporter of cheese in the world.Cheese markets are still held in Holland. Some are just for tourists, such as the Alkmaar, Hoorn and Edam markets, but they are still worth seeing.
The traditional cheese market trade is re-enacted in these towns every summer in front of the gorgeous old cheese weigh houses. Have a little taste of Dutch cheese at the Holland Village!
Syrup waffle (stroopwafel)
A ‘stroopwafel’ is a waffle made from two thin layers of baked batter with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle. It originated from Gouda in the Netherlands during the late 18th century. It was invented by using leftovers from a bakery which were sweetened with syrup. The oldest known recipe for the ‘stroopwafel’ dates from 1840. During this century Gouda had around 100 ‘stroopwafel’ bakeries. It was the only city where they were made until 1870. In the 1960 there were seventeen factories in Gouda alone, of which four are still remain open.
Hollandse Nieuwe haring
Haring is a fish with a rich history. Haring is a 'fat fish', packed with Omega-3. To get the daily recommended amount of omega-3 fats from 450 mg, you have enough with 2 haring per week. Furthermore, fish, olive oil and walnuts are the only products got omega-3 fats originating in appearance. Haring has been one been one of the most important species for the Dutch fish sector in centuries. Today haring is also one of the most important key products in the fish shop. Want to see how the Dutch eat haring as a seal? Try it for yourself! You’ll feast on it!
An organ is a pipe organ playing automatically. The best known type of organ in the Netherlands is the main street organ. In recent years we see more and more of these small organs in the Netherlands. Especially in the Netherlands there is still a street organ culture. It brings a good atmosphere, life and joy in town. You should come and enjoy with us.
Dutch costume and show
The Dutch costume is well known and also appears in advertisement and promotion in Holland. It plays the role of "national" costume. The girl in Volendam costume is the recognition image, the symbol of Holland and has even become a cliché. With the wind mill, clogs and cheese, the picture is complete. Curious?? At the Holland Village event, you will get the chance to see those appearances.
Glass blowing is making glass objects by blowing air into red-hot thick liquid made glass. It is quite a difficult technique and requires considerable patience and experience. It is performed by people who have been specially trained, the glass blowers. Glass blowing at Holland Village gives you a unique opportunity to be creative with glass acquainted. We take you to a spectacular world where fire, liquid glass and ancient crafts dominate.
Poffertjes are like small pancakes, but thicker and sweeter as they arise. Unlike the normal pancakes, the poffertjes are getting turned over during the handling if the batter is not completely solidified. This makes them a little softer on the inside and they are nice and round. Normally poffertjes served with powdered sugar, butter, and possibly with syrup. Even abroad pancakes are often presented as typically Dutch. During the Holland Village there will be a poffertjes maker, definitely worth try it!