Today we visited the Pathé cinema in Rotterdam-Zuid with our children aged six, nine and thirteen. The nature film Holland: Nature in the Delta was programmed for something about half past two. I also wanted to see the successor to The New Wilderness, where I hoped that the new would be better than its predecessor. I admit it: I was asleep halfway through the performance. What was presented as a new nature actually turned out to be cultural nature with bred cattle in the leading role. The texts were also devoid of any humor. Could Holland: Nature in the Delta attract me more?

The makers of Holland: Nature in the Delta follows a number of animals that traditionally occur in our country: the blue blue, the beaver, the sea eagle, the hare and the stickleback. Wild beasts so of which a number of symbols stand for ‘old’ nature and a few for the ‘new’.