Holland in ijs - 1917
Impression of the harsh winter of 1917 in the Netherlands.
The winter of 1917 was extremely cold, with some of the lowest average temperatures in history. The film shows the effects of this cold winter on daily life in the Netherlands. We see, for example, the frozen Hofvijver in The Hague, ice on the beach of Scheveningen, and Volendam being threatened by drifting ice. The severe frost also makes the third Elfstedentocht possible. We see images of the tour and of its winner, Coen de Koning, who poses at ease for the camera during his passage through Hindeloopen. The film also contains a few scenic shots in Hindeloopen of sledge-riding ladies in traditional costume.
Tooneel en Bioscoop No. 14, 1916-1917, p. 55
Nieuw Weekblad voor de Cinematografie No. 45, 1926
Catalogus van Filmwerken - H.A.P. & BenS Film Comp. , p. 4