The Tolkienist’s Tour of the Netherlands – live coverage

European Translators' Residence, Straelen, Germany
European Translators' Residence, Straelen, Germany

The Tolkienist will be travelling the Netherlands to visit some amazing places full of books and Tolkien – this Saturday! I will be having a look at the most beautiful bookshop in the world, the first Tolkien museum and only brick-and-mortar specialist bookshop specialising in Tolkien and the wonderful city of Geldrop which has a whole quartier full of Tolkien-related names. And let’s see what else I can find travelling the Netherlands via train 🙂 I will be in Maastrich early in the morning, around midday in Leiden and with Geldrop in the afternoon. If you are up for a coffee with my buddy Gandalf and me, let me know!

I’ll keep you posted via this blog, Twitter and Instagram.

Oh, and I’ll be accompanied by Fandalf of fame. He’s finally coming home. 🙂

I will be starting out from the European Translators’ Residence (see picture) in Straelen, Germany, where I translated part of John Garth’s “Tolkien & the Great War” and I am now working on another installment of the Chicagoland Vampires’ series by Chloe Neill.

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.