I thought it would be nice to give some bookish tips for the people who plan on visiting my country. With all sorts of holidays starting, it might be nice to give some top tips on bookish museums and activities in The Netherlands. You might not visit my country this year, but who knows where you wind up in the future. Just click on the title to go to the website.
Everything you wanted to see and learn about the girl and the most well known diary in the world. If you visit my country, this is a must see. Beware: the queues to get in are of megalomaniac proportions. But it should be worth it.
The National Library keeps all the publications ever written in our country. The collection has some very rare books. Of course all the books are in Dutch. There are varying exhibitions of and about books.
The museum of the book (Meermanno Museum) in The Hague.
Unfortunately they do not have a Dutch website, click here to go to Babel Fish to translate the website. The museum has an interesting collection and equally interesting exhibitions. They are not all about books. Right now, the art of Penguin books is showcased.
Each year, the biggest book market of Europe takes place in this beautiful small city. This year, it is on August 5. It will have 878 book stalls spread over six kilometres. You can learn more about it by translating this website via Babel Fish. (Click here to see some more book markets and festivals around the globe.)
This must be the most beautiful bookstore of the country. It is housed in a former Dominican church. I have written about it before. Click here to see that post.
If you do not know where to stay if you visit The Netherlands, the Book Hotel in the town Doldersum might be an idea. It is the only bookish hotel in the country. It is not close to the big cities, though. I have written about the hotel before, click here to see the post.