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Netherlands: Tulips in Holland

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXNTH38

Item EXNTH38. Buy these 5 items as a set for $80 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Undutchables

NTH12
Colin White
White Boucke Publishing
2010
308
188858047X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A laugh-out-loud, irreverent guide to Dutch character and habits, including how to drink coffee and why you shouldn't even think about haggling over prices.
$16.00

Amsterdam, A Traveler's Literary Companion

NTH33
Manfred Wolf (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2001
238
188351309x
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Organized by district, these 17 contemporary short stories by modern Dutch writers, including Cees Nooteboom and Geert Mak, are set amid the canals, cafes and neighborhoods of Amsterdam.
$13.95

Tulipomania

NTH30
Mike Dash
Crown
2001
288
060980765X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passion it aroused, this vivid history traces the tulip from its origins on the Turkish steppes to its status as an absurdly desired object in Europe and its key role in the financial follies of 17th-century Holland.
$13.95

Eyewitness Guide The Netherlands

NTH71
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
472
146541195X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book covers Holland, its history, traditions, cultures and sights. With hundreds of color photographs and illustrations.
$26.00

Netherlands Map

NTH24
Hallwag
Hallwag
2
3828300332
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Netherlands at a very nice scale of 1:200,000.
$15.95

Red Map Amsterdam

NTH158
Red Maps
Red Maps
2015
1
1892238918
MAP
Reference
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use color map of the great Dutch city's center. The map locates attractions, sites and museums while the reverse includes copious indexes of sites, neighborhoods, shopping and hotels. Sheet size: 24 x 9 inches.
$9.95

Eyewitness Guide Amsterdam

NTH01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
308
1465439471
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A wonderful guide to Amsterdam, filled with detailed drawings, photographs and thumbnail sketches.
$25.00

Amsterdam, A History of the World's Most Liberal City

NTH143
Russell Shorto
Doubleday
2014
368
0307743756
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Russell Shorto opens this delightful ode to an adopted city with his daily journey, by bike of course, through his neighborhood to drop off his toddler son. He spins a tale of a diverse city wrestled from the sea, its coffee shops, canals and its personalities and politics, with panache.
$17.00

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

EUR17
Johan Huizinga
University of Chicago Press
1997
467
0226359948
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A pioneering work of social and cultural history, this well translated classic is a richly detailed portrait of life, thought and art in 14th- and 15th-century France and the Netherlands.
$32.00

The Embarrassment of Riches

NTH04
Simon Schama
Vintage Books
1997
698
0679781242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engaging cultural history and much more, this book is a study of the Dutch in the 17th century and their surprising challenge to Spanish rule.
$26.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

A Worldly Art

NTH46
Mariet Westermann
Yale University Press
2005
208
0300107234
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This appreciative analysis of Dutch art in its Golden Age (1585-1718) features 100 exemplary illustrations by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch, Frans Hals and other Old Masters.
$26.50

Rembrandt's Eyes

NTH157
Simon Schama
Penguin Putnam
2015
768
0141979534
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A masterful ode to the Dutch master. Simon Schama interweaves little-known facts about Rembrandt with history and explanations of his signature style. First among them: the "calming" effect of detailed eyes.
$35.00

Girl With a Pearl Earring

NTH25
Tracy Chevalier
Dutton Inc.
2001
233
0452282152
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Chevalier's richly drawn novel imagines the story behind Vermeer's mysterious portrait of a turbaned girl with a pearl earring.
$16.00

Headlong, A Novel

NTH68
Michael Frayn
Picador USA
2000
344
0312267460
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Bruegel canvas claims a central role in Frayn's hilarious tale of an art heist gone awry. Frayn weaves detailed research about the Old Master with a philosopher's foiled plot to appropriate the valuable masterpiece from a boor he feels is unworthy of it.
$18.00

Murder in Amsterdam, Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance

NTH91
Ian Buruma
Penguin Putnam
2007
288
0143112368
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Buruma, a Dutch expat who spent years in Japan, turns crime reporter as he travels back to Holland to examine the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh by an Islamic extremist.
$17.00

The Anatomy Lesson

NTH153
Nina Siegal
Random House
2014
271
0804169233
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictionalized account of the events surrounding Rembrandt’s first commissioned piece, the Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. Well-researched and vivid with period details that transport the reader back to 1600s Amsterdam at the height of Dutch artistic vigor.
$15.95

The Twin

NTH130
Gerbrand Bakker
Consortium
2010
344
1935744046
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Bakker's spare, tender ode evokes life on a rural farm in the Dutch countryside.
$16.00

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi

NTH45
Arthur Japin, Ina Rilke (Translator)
Vintage Books
2002
384
0375718893
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An acclaimed debut novel by a young Dutch writer, concerning the tragic fortunes of two Dutch-educated West African princes circa 1830, whose schooling renders them neither Dutch nor Ashanti.
$17.00

Tulip Fever

NTH31
Deborah Moggach
Bantam Doubleday
2001
281
0385334923
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this surprise bestseller, set in 1630s Amsterdam, a man contracts the talented painter Jan Van Loos to paint a portrait of him and his beautiful wife, Sophia. A vivid drama unfolds as a mutual attraction develops between Van Loos and Sophia.
$17.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Red Map Amsterdam

NTH158
Red Maps
Red Maps
2015
1
1892238918
MAP
Reference
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use color map of the great Dutch city's center. The map locates attractions, sites and museums while the reverse includes copious indexes of sites, neighborhoods, shopping and hotels. Sheet size: 24 x 9 inches.
$9.95

Eyewitness Guide Amsterdam

NTH01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
308
1465439471
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A wonderful guide to Amsterdam, filled with detailed drawings, photographs and thumbnail sketches.
$25.00

Amsterdam, A History of the World's Most Liberal City

NTH143
Russell Shorto
Doubleday
2014
368
0307743756
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Russell Shorto opens this delightful ode to an adopted city with his daily journey, by bike of course, through his neighborhood to drop off his toddler son. He spins a tale of a diverse city wrestled from the sea, its coffee shops, canals and its personalities and politics, with panache.
$17.00

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

EUR17
Johan Huizinga
University of Chicago Press
1997
467
0226359948
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A pioneering work of social and cultural history, this well translated classic is a richly detailed portrait of life, thought and art in 14th- and 15th-century France and the Netherlands.
$32.00

The Embarrassment of Riches

NTH04
Simon Schama
Vintage Books
1997
698
0679781242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engaging cultural history and much more, this book is a study of the Dutch in the 17th century and their surprising challenge to Spanish rule.
$26.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

A Worldly Art

NTH46
Mariet Westermann
Yale University Press
2005
208
0300107234
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This appreciative analysis of Dutch art in its Golden Age (1585-1718) features 100 exemplary illustrations by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch, Frans Hals and other Old Masters.
$26.50

Rembrandt's Eyes

NTH157
Simon Schama
Penguin Putnam
2015
768
0141979534
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A masterful ode to the Dutch master. Simon Schama interweaves little-known facts about Rembrandt with history and explanations of his signature style. First among them: the "calming" effect of detailed eyes.
$35.00

Girl With a Pearl Earring

NTH25
Tracy Chevalier
Dutton Inc.
2001
233
0452282152
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Chevalier's richly drawn novel imagines the story behind Vermeer's mysterious portrait of a turbaned girl with a pearl earring.
$16.00

Headlong, A Novel

NTH68
Michael Frayn
Picador USA
2000
344
0312267460
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Bruegel canvas claims a central role in Frayn's hilarious tale of an art heist gone awry. Frayn weaves detailed research about the Old Master with a philosopher's foiled plot to appropriate the valuable masterpiece from a boor he feels is unworthy of it.
$18.00

Murder in Amsterdam, Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance

NTH91
Ian Buruma
Penguin Putnam
2007
288
0143112368
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Buruma, a Dutch expat who spent years in Japan, turns crime reporter as he travels back to Holland to examine the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh by an Islamic extremist.
$17.00

The Anatomy Lesson

NTH153
Nina Siegal
Random House
2014
271
0804169233
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictionalized account of the events surrounding Rembrandt’s first commissioned piece, the Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. Well-researched and vivid with period details that transport the reader back to 1600s Amsterdam at the height of Dutch artistic vigor.
$15.95

The Twin

NTH130
Gerbrand Bakker
Consortium
2010
344
1935744046
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Bakker's spare, tender ode evokes life on a rural farm in the Dutch countryside.
$16.00

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi

NTH45
Arthur Japin, Ina Rilke (Translator)
Vintage Books
2002
384
0375718893
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An acclaimed debut novel by a young Dutch writer, concerning the tragic fortunes of two Dutch-educated West African princes circa 1830, whose schooling renders them neither Dutch nor Ashanti.
$17.00

Tulip Fever

NTH31
Deborah Moggach
Bantam Doubleday
2001
281
0385334923
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this surprise bestseller, set in 1630s Amsterdam, a man contracts the talented painter Jan Van Loos to paint a portrait of him and his beautiful wife, Sophia. A vivid drama unfolds as a mutual attraction develops between Van Loos and Sophia.
$17.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

More Books

Amsterdam Map

NTH36
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866095775
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the city center, at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Fodor's Amsterdam's 25 Best

NTH16
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
96
0804143269
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide to essential highlights includes an excellent map of the city center and can easily be slipped in your pocket.
$13.99

Rembrandt, Substance and Shadow

NTH11
Pascal Bonafoux
Thames & Hudson UK
1992
176
0500300224
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This small-format book is an accessible overview of the Dutch master's life and work and is filled with rich illustrations.
$11.00

The Diary of a Young Girl, The Definitive Edition

NTH05
Anne Frank
Doubleday
1995
340
0385480334
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The classic story of an adolescent Jewish girl's life and thoughts while in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Holland. A new edition with added material.
$13.00

More Books

The Diary of a Young Girl, The Definitive Edition

NTH05
Anne Frank
Doubleday
1995
340
0385480334
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The classic story of an adolescent Jewish girl's life and thoughts while in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Holland. A new edition with added material.
$13.00

Rembrandt, Substance and Shadow

NTH11
Pascal Bonafoux
Thames & Hudson UK
1992
176
0500300224
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This small-format book is an accessible overview of the Dutch master's life and work and is filled with rich illustrations.
$11.00

Fodor's Amsterdam's 25 Best

NTH16
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
96
0804143269
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide to essential highlights includes an excellent map of the city center and can easily be slipped in your pocket.
$13.99

Amsterdam Map

NTH36
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866095775
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the city center, at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

For Kids

Anne Frank, The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

NTH126
Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colon
Hill and Wang
2010
160
0809026856
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This colorful graphic biography for ages 9-12 draws on the archives and expertise of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
$16.95

Chasing Vermeer

ART66
Blue Balliett
Scholastic Inc.
2005
0439372976
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Two 11-year-olds from Chicago team up to solve the mystery of the heist of a Vermeer in this novel for ages 8 to 11.
$7.99

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

NTH40
Mary Mapes Dodge
Aladdin Books
2002
256
0689849095
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The beloved 1865 children's book, exhaustive in its detail of daily life in 19th-century Holland. The impoverished Brinker children yearn for a pair of silver skates, but they must make do with skates of wood -- unless Hans can win the annual skating competition.
$17.95

For Kids

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

NTH40
Mary Mapes Dodge
Aladdin Books
2002
256
0689849095
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The beloved 1865 children's book, exhaustive in its detail of daily life in 19th-century Holland. The impoverished Brinker children yearn for a pair of silver skates, but they must make do with skates of wood -- unless Hans can win the annual skating competition.
$17.95

Chasing Vermeer

ART66
Blue Balliett
Scholastic Inc.
2005
0439372976
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Two 11-year-olds from Chicago team up to solve the mystery of the heist of a Vermeer in this novel for ages 8 to 11.
$7.99

Anne Frank, The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

NTH126
Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colon
Hill and Wang
2010
160
0809026856
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This colorful graphic biography for ages 9-12 draws on the archives and expertise of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
$16.95