February 25, 2010 | number 15

The Dutch newspaper in Olympic Vancouver

The chemistry is back

Beating Germany 8-2 looked nice, but it was nothing compared to the incredible 7-3 victory of Team Canada over top favorite Russia. Corey Perry contributed with two goals, Roberto Luongo showed his presence with 25 saves and Canada is only

one win away from the gold medal match. Together with USA, Finland and Slovakia they will decide who will be the new hockey heroes. On Friday, Babcock, Crosby and his companions will face the Hossa brothers of Slovakia. Photo: ANP

Second gold for Sablikova

After winning gold on the 3.000, being a big surprise with bronze on the 1.500, Martina Sablikova did it again in the 5.000 meter race. With a time of 6:50.91 the 22-year-old from the Czech Republic became the queen of the speed skating competition. Stephanie Beckert won silver, and Canada’s Clara Hughes took the bronze. For Hughes, it was her sixth Olympic medal, four during the winter Olympics, and two in the summer Olympics of Atlanta. Photo: ANP

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Van Doorn and Kerstholt to quarters
In the shorttrack event, two Dutch skaters made it into the quarterfinal. Niels Kersholt advanced in the first heat of the 500 meter race. His fellow countryman Sjinkie Knegt, finished fourth in his heat, and will not be in the quarterfinal. Annita van Doorn advanced in the 1.000 meter race, finishing second as well. Her teammates Liesbeth Mau Asam Jorien ter Mors both got disqualified during their heat.

Swedish relay team takes the gold
The four men relay team of Sweden won the fourth gold medal for their country. Richardsson, Soedergren, Hellner and Olson beat Norway and the Czech Republic. In Whistler Olympic Park, It was Anders Soedergren who made the biggest impression, taking Sweden from third to first place.

With a terrific view, Canadians enjoy the food served in The Lodge.

Photo: Gert-Jan Peddemors

Food of the highest level
Having enough of the kroket sandwich? Not fond of French fries with mayo? Restaurant The Lodge has the perfect solution. At least, when you’re able to get a table.
By Mathijs Vuister

Bobsleigh pairs win gold and silver
Yesterday was a great day for the Canadian bobsleigh team. In the women’s event, Canada one and two finished on the two highest steps of the podium. Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse won the gold, followed by Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown. Erin Pac and Elana Meyers took the bronze.

Canadian Buffalo steak, veal medallion or the light dried duck breast; the chefs of restaurant The Lodge make it tough for customers to decide. Even before the Holland Heineken House opened its doors, countless Canadians already made a reservation. And even now, visitors still try to claim a spot on the first floor with a beautiful view of the Medal Ceremony Hall. Heather Kerr walks the stairs with lots of joy. After numerous times, she finally hears some good news.

“A few days ago my daughter ate here,” she says. “She told me the salmon is really delicious, but I see so many good choices on this menu.” Her husband Bill has no doubt. “I’m going for the steak. I’d like to see if you Dutch can cook it to perfection.” At the entrance, once every few minutes people arrive, desperate waiting for a table. Maitre d’ Jochem Bijleveld has the difficult task to tell them all tables are filled. “It’s sad, but I’ve got to say those words to many times. But I must say, the Canadians handle it very well. They don’t seem to mind that they have to wait for a long time.” Nigel Watkinson visits The Lodge with his family. “I’ve the privilege to know people in high places,” he says smiling. When his steak arrives, his eyes start to shine. “This truly looks delicious.” With the same shiny eyes he puts his fork in his mouth.

Today 8.30 pm - De Coronas 10.30 pm - Gerard Joling 11.30 pm - DJ until closing time (2.00 am) Tomorrow 9.00 am Holland Heineken House opens 8.30 pm - De Coronas 10.30 pm - Roel van Velzen 11.30 pm - DJ until closing time (2.00 am)

For that special Dutch feeling
What started as a helping hand in a bakery, ended in one big adventure. Mark-Lodewijk de Groot and Bart Verhoef of Midden-Beemster stay in Canada for one year. In the Holland Heineken House, they are back for that Dutch atmosphere.
By Mathijs Vuister

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Tobias Bos, Pim Brassien, Twan Clarijs, Richard Geeve, Marlot Hak, Paul de Lange (coordinator), Rens Lieman, Gert-Jan Peddemors (coordinator), Marjolein Reezigt, Ingrid van Rooijen, Femke van der Veen (lay-out), Mathijs Vuister (editor).
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No, they aren’t twins. But put them next to each other and it will become tough to keep them apart. With two beers each the two friends enjoy being back in the Dutch environment. Mark-Lodewijk: “Especially the kroket sandwich. Last year I missed them so much. Thank goodness I can find them over here.” Mark-Lodewijk started working for a Dutch baker in Summerland, British Columbia. His friend Bart went along with him. “After two months, I quit working at the bakery and we stayed for six months in a camper at a market gardening. But Canadian winters are way to cold to stay in a camper, so we found ourselves a new home on Apex Mountain.

So, within a year, we saw a lot of Canada.” For the Olympics, the two friends found a home near Vancouver. That made it possible to visit the Holland Heineken House often. “We’ve been here three times. Last night, Armin van Buuren performed on stage. That surely was a great party.” Unfortunately, all good things must end. “Our visa expires within a few days,” Bart says. “So on the thirteenth of March, we’ve got to go back to Midden-Beemster. But, we certainly had a terrific year.”

Mark-Lodewijk (l) and Bart.

Photo: Sander Stoepker

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