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Boekhandel Dominicanen, Maastricht

Support the most beautiful bookshop in the world!

Only a few years ago the Dominican church in Maastricht was turned into a place any booklover in the world would need to visit. Award-winning architecture and a place steeped in history -first consecrated...

Venlo Station, early morning

Don’t know about you but I think Dutch Rail is cool

Today’s tour is made possible by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen, vulgo Dutch National Railways. Yes, the Tolkienist is riding the train with Gandalf through this beautiful country on its express trains, 1st class, of course....

Call for Papers: Overlooked Aspects of Middle-earth

The Tolkien Society Unquendor in the Netherlands has recently issued a call for papers for their upcoming publication of Lembas Extra. This magazine is “meant to publish longer articles on Tolkien and his works...