Netherlands makes trains free on National Book Day

Dutch book lovers got free rail travel across their country’s entire network as part of the Netherlands’ annual book week celebrations. Every year since 1932 the Netherlands has encouraged reading with Boekenweek, a celebration of literature marked with literary festivals and book signings across the country. The state rail company, which has now been offering the annual free travel promotion for 18 years, said in a … Continue reading Netherlands makes trains free on National Book Day

Why the Dutch are different: a journey into the hidden heart of the Netherlands

Author: Ben Coates

Language: English

Summary: In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world’s smallest countries is also so significant and so fascinating. It is a self-made country, the Dutch national character shaped by the ongoing battle to keep the water out from the love of dairy and beer to the attitude to nature and the famous tolerance. – Source: Amazon.co.uk

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