Misc.

Books Set In The Netherlands

It’s now been over two weeks since I left the Netherlands, but that’s not going to stop me posting about it! In this post I wanted to share some books set in that wonderful country. Whilst I searched high and low for books set in different provinces, there is definitely a bias towards Holland. I was only able to find books set in either Zuid-Holland or Noord-Holland, so whilst it’s not completely representative of the entire country, it’s a start! Feel free to suggest other titles in the comments. 🙂

Books set in the Netherlands

1 – 3. Haarlem

The Black Tulip The Hiding Place The First Sir Percy

The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and The First Sir Percy by Emmuska Orczy

4 – 7. Amsterdam

The Dinner After the Silence by Jake Woodhouse Quicksilver Tulip Fever
The Dinner by Herman Koch, After the Silence by Jake Woodhouse, Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson and Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

8. Den Haag/The Hague

Lust for Life
Lust for Life by Irving Stone

9 – 10. Delft

Girl with a Pearl Earring The Golden Tulip
Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier and The Golden Tulip by Rosalind Laker

Have you read any of these, or do you have any suggestions?

Snapshots

Snapshots #6: Dutch Life

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I’m a bit of an amateur photographer – I studied photography at A Level, and it’s always been a hobby of mine. Snapshots is the feature where I share some of that photography! All of the photos link to my Flickr account, in case you’re interested in viewing more.

Today’s theme is: Dutch Life. Snapshots I’ve taken in other cities but Leiden!

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Rotterdam – one of the few areas I found that looked typically ‘Dutch’.

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Rotterdam – as you can see, a contrast to the scene above.

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Amsterdam – someone has painted over the Cookie Monster now though…

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Haarlem – I need to go back!

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Delft – this was in either Oudekerk or Nieuwekerk, I can’t remember which!

Do you enjoy photography too? What are your favourite moments to capture?