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Into the Artistic Heart of Europe: On the Canals of the Netherlands and Belgium, April 2019
by Tom Roach and Lucie Edwards

The beginning of April marks the arrival of spring in the Netherlands and in Belgium. Tulips in the cities and in the fields are already in bloom and, most marvellous of all, the trees are producing baby leaves that quickly grow and turn the two countries a bright green. It is a romantic time of the year.

Tom Roach and Lucie Edwards

Both the Netherlands and Flemish Belgium (Northern Belgium, the part they visited) have a lot in common having, at one time, been part and parcel of the Spanish Empire. This book chronicles their trip in pictures and commentary.

The print copies of this book have sold out, and now are available only as ebooks here. It's great way to travel, when we can't.

Available In EBook Formats Here: $8.69 CDN

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Table of Contents


Dramatis Personae


Transportation: Bicycles

The Canals

Roads, Railways and Taxis

The Landscape and the Land


Our Tour

The Arts

Our First Stop & Amsterdam

To Den Haag!

At the Stedelijk Museum

A Day with our Companions

A Flower Day On Board the Amadeus Silver II

At the Keukenhof Gardens.


At the Nederlands Openlucht Museum

Kinderdijk and Rotterdam



If it is Monday, we are now in Belgium!


How It Started - Your Fleeing I Mean

Ghent: The City with Dancers on its Rooftops


Our Last Stop: We Visit a Gothic Castle

With Friends in Leiden