Tag Archives: Netherlands

Pocket Money

Even with the widespread acceptance of the Euro, these days there are still about thirty currencies in use among the fifty countries of Europe. In the 17th century, things were much more complicated for travelers. This Dutch book offered a … Continue reading

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The Poor Man’s Rembrandt

Visitors to Amsterdam often take home Rembrandt related artwork in the form of posters, postcards, or T-shirts. Now they can also take home  permanent Dutch souvenirs on their own bodies. Travelers searching for that perfect keepsake of their time in the … Continue reading

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Bookstore Art

I have seen the painting pictured above many times online, but I only just took the time to research the artist. Although the image is often labeled as Bookstore (woman reading), I’m not sure what the actual title should be. The wonderfully … Continue reading

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Amsterdam                                                                Sofia Elhillo Concentric ripple of the canals, little … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Coffee

As an amateur coffee roaster, I have been accused of being mildly obsessed with the magical elixir. So my antenna is always up for books about coffee. But I was not prepared to stumble upon a one-of-a-kind, single copy poetry … Continue reading

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Only in the Netherlands

Utrecht is one of my favorite cities in the Netherlands. Fortunately it is over looked by the hordes of tourist who mob Amsterdam. Like most folks in the country, the residents of the beautiful city love bikes and books. Now … Continue reading

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Literature vs Traffic

Regular visitors to TBTP are likely aware of my enormous regard for the brilliant installations from the Madrid-based street art collective Luzinterruptus. Somehow I missed their most project titled Literature vs Traffic that they created in one of my favorite cities, Utrecht, … Continue reading

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Touched by the Devil

I have long been fascinated by the astounding paintings of the Dutch master of the grotesque Hieronymus Bosch. The documentary (below) Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil takes a deep dive into his phantasmagorical paintings and his life. In 2016, the … Continue reading

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Amsterdam in the Alps

As I have mentioned numerous times, I am a big fan of Amsterdam. It’s the city outside of the United States that I have visited most often and genuinely love. So, I was shocked to discover an alternative version of … Continue reading

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Amsterdam: On the Waterfront

I have been to Amsterdam more often than any other foreign city. It’s one place that I know I will never be bored. A great way to get around and to get a sense of the importance of the city’s … Continue reading

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