IT is often said that you can find anything in Hong Kong if you know where to look - but few people would expect to discover a foreign-looking settlement right in the heart of Kowloon. However, for the next 10 days, the Holland in Hong Kong promotion being held at the Piazza and Loggia, Kowloon Park, will feature a model Dutch village complete with brightly painted gabled houses and a 10-metre working replica of a windmill. The festival - organised by the Food and Agricultural Department of The Netherlands Consulate-General - will be officially opened today at noon by the Chief Secretary, Sir David Ford, together with the Consul-General of The Netherlands, Hendrik J. van Pesch. As well as providing people in the territory with an opportunity to savour some of Holland's famous dairy products, confectionery and beverages, the festival will feature displays and exhibits of a cultural nature. In essence, and because most people who visit the festival and exhibition may not be fortunate enough to visit The Netherlands in the near future, the Dutch have brought an interesting cross-section of Holland to Hong Kong. The village features a traditional Dutch beer garden, where visitors can take a break from wandering around the stalls and exhibits and drink a cooling glass or two of Heineken - a refreshment that is becoming increasingly popular in the territory. Heineken, a world-renowned brewer, is one of the major sponsors of the promotion and its representatives at the show will, undoubtedly, ensure that the beverage is served up at just the right temperature. The Dutch, of course, have a way with beer and can take credit for giving the British, several centuries ago, a few tips on how to improve their production, quality and storage techniques. One of their major contributions was to introduce the use of hops into the brewing process in order to improve the beer's flavour. Not without reason, the Dutch word ''booze'' has since become an integral part of the English language. Holland is a country that thrives on its historical links and so it is not surprising that it should go to such great lengths to set up this latest exhibition. Dutch seafarers and traders have maintained close links with the Far East for hundreds of years. The Netherlands connection with Hong Kong can be traced back to the territory's early days. Today, many major Dutch financial institutions are based in Hong Kong. Foremost among them is Algemene Bank Nederland NV (ABN) which established its first branch in Hong Kong in 1904. But the organisation has since merged with the Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank (AMRO) to form ABN-AMRO Bank which, along with Rabobank, is one of the Holland in Hong Kong sponsors. Of course, for many people, Holland is synonymous with agriculture and horticulture. Dairy produce, in particular, is becoming popular in Hong Kong, especially among the younger generation which is adopting more Western eating habits. Through the efforts of the Food and Agricultural Department of The Netherlands Consulate-General, and, in particular the work of agricultural attache, Ton van Arnhem, and senior marketing officer Margaret McAllister, visitors to the Dutch Village will be treated to a variety of different experiences. Those who have always hankered after the farming life can try their hand (literally) at the subtle techniques of milking a cow - a novel experience for the vast majority of city dwellers. But since it would be impractical, not to say cruel, to subject real cows to the fumbling attention of inexperienced fingers, model bovines have been brought in to give budding milkmaids a feel for the rural farm life. Models are used to teach young Dutch farmers traditional hand-milking techniques. From milk, cheese follows naturally and the food festival segment of the Dutch Village includes a re-enactment of the famous Alkmaar Cheese Market, where, to this day, fresh rounds of fine cheese are graded, weighed and marketed by men dressed in 17th century costume and using methods little changed since that time. The cheese show stall will be manned by C.J. Koopman and R. Westra. Since Holland is equally famous for its bulbs and blooms, visitors to Kowloon Park will be treated to superb floral displays crafted from flowers flown into Hong Kong for the occasion. With free admission from 11.30 am to 6.30 pm daily, the Holland in Hong Kong festival represents one of the most interesting and colourful events on the show circuit this year. It should be a delightful and entertaining break for all members of the family, especially the children. Visitors to the show will be able to sample waffles and poffertjes and take home a variety of Dutch food, including a wide range of cheeses and other dairy items, meats, chocolate and confectionery, milk, fruit juices, potato products and fresh vegetables. For those who would like a more lasting memento of the occasion, there is a souvenir shop, or perhaps they could take the opportunity to be photographed wearing a traditional Dutch costume. The Netherlands authorities, both here and in Holland, have gone to great lengths to ensure this year's promotion is even more popular and successful than the first Dutch Village event which drew 500,000 people to Victoria Park two years ago.