GIVEAWAY: a Dutch goodie bag plus copy of Rituals of the Dead by Jennifer S Alderson!

18th November 2018

WIN!! Take time out for yourself this holiday season and de-stress with this lovely Dutch-themed giveaway!

Featuring Rituals of the Dead by Jennifer S. Alderson, the latest in an exciting series of mystery thrillers set around the globe, a dual-timeline thriller is set in the Netherlands and Papua New Guinea.

Rituals of the Dead

Rijksmuseum 2019 calendar; ‘Dutch Girl’ duck from the Amsterdam Duck Store; Anti-stress globe; a copy of Rituals of the Dead

In this novel, amateur sleuth and art history student Zelda Richardson is working at an anthropology museum in Amsterdam. When a missing explorer’s journal is found inside an artifact’s crate, she gets pulled into a world of shady anthropologists, missionaries, headhunters and smugglers – where the only certainty is that sins of the past are never fully erased. Join Zelda as she grapples with the explorer’s mysterious disappearance fifty years earlier, and a present-day murderer who will do everything to prevent her from uncovering the truth.

Everything I like in a mystery: Compelling characters, international settings, a mystery steeped in culture and history.

Rituals of the Dead is Book 3 in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson mystery series, but can also be read as a standalone. You can read our review here. The giveaway also includes several fun gifts to help you unwind.

HOW TO ENTER:

When you think of the Netherlands, what springs to mind? Leave your choice in the comments (1) (2) (3) (4)

MUSEUMS (1)

Rijksmuseum.com

 

 

 

 

 

TULIPS (2)

Holland.com

 

 

 

 

 

WINDMILLS (3)

AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

 

 

 

 

 

CHEESE (4)

AroundAmsterdam.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave your comment by midnight, Saturday 1st December (UK time) and the first name out of the hat will be sent the goodie bag by the author. The winning copy of Rituals of the Dead is a signed copy with a dedication of the winner’s choice plus a Rijksmuseum 2019 calendar; ‘Dutch Girl’ duck from the Amsterdam Duck Store; Anti-stress globe.

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  1. User: Jennifer S. Alderson

    Posted on: 02/12/2018 at 5:15 pm

    Huge thanks to TripFiction for hosting and all those who entered for their interest – I am overwhelmed by the number of responses! And congratulations to the winner!! I’ll mail your prize package Monday morning. Happy reading, everyone!

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  2. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 02/12/2018 at 12:45 pm

    Ellie L’s name came out of the hat today. Thank you to everyone who entered!!!!

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  3. User: Irma Jurejevčič

    Posted on: 02/12/2018 at 8:35 am

    2

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  4. User: Mark Allen

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 10:06 pm

    Museums – we went to the Van Gogh Museum on my only visit to the Netherlands

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  5. User: Carol Bird

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 9:24 pm

    It was actually canals, but museums would be next on my list

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  6. User: Aaron Milne

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 8:50 pm

    TULIPS (2)

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  7. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 8:14 pm

    TULIPS (2)

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  8. User: Anna Ling

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 6:39 pm

    3 – windmills So pretty!

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  9. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 6:13 pm

    Definitely 3) windmills!

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  10. User: jennifer

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 4:59 pm

    the tulips

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  11. User: Fiona jk42

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 4:45 pm

    2. Tulips

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  12. User: SUSAN L HALL

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 1:50 pm

    2 -Tulips but would love to see the windmills

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  13. User: Sheila Howes

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 1:20 pm

    2. Tulips

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  14. User: Alison Latham

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 12:59 pm

    WINDMILLS (3) is my first thought.

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  15. User: Irma Jurejevčič

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 12:51 pm

    Tulips!

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  16. User: Julian Lees

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 12:10 pm

    Tulips

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  17. User: Averil Lea

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 10:29 am

    2

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  18. User: jo liddement

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 9:44 am

    (2)

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  19. User: Ray Becker

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 9:40 am

    Tulips

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  20. User: Geoffroy Thomas

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 6:52 am

    2 Tulips

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  21. User: jackie rushton

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 5:33 am

    2) without a doubt!

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    • User: John Mair

      Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 8:39 am

      2. Tulips.

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  22. User: MARK HOPKINS

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 10:00 pm

    (2) Tulips and the amazing displays

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  23. User: Angela Paull

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 9:48 pm

    2, Tulips (starts singing song!)

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  24. User: kathrine krogulec

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 7:02 pm

    CHEESE (4)

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  25. User: Lesley Grant

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 5:14 pm

    Tulips – the variation in colour is amazing!

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  26. User: Sheri Darby

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 2:26 pm

    Tulips

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  27. User: Annie

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 2:21 pm

    Windmills (3)! My mom’s family is from there so it makes me think of that, as well.

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  28. User: Andy Tow

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 12:34 pm

    All 4!!! 🙂

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  29. User: Jill Ashton

    Posted on: 29/11/2018 at 8:56 am

    2. Tulips

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  30. User: Adrian Crook

    Posted on: 28/11/2018 at 10:29 pm

    Windmills for me

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  31. User: Karen Hall

    Posted on: 28/11/2018 at 10:04 pm

    Tulips

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  32. User: Margaret Clarkson

    Posted on: 28/11/2018 at 8:28 pm

    Tulips

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    • User: Laurie-Anne Smith

      Posted on: 28/11/2018 at 12:18 pm

      Number 3 definitely

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  33. User: Cathy P.

    Posted on: 27/11/2018 at 5:19 am

    2) Tulips (and windmills and wooden shoes!)

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  34. User: Emma Howard

    Posted on: 26/11/2018 at 9:11 pm

    Tulips!

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  35. User: Karen Richards

    Posted on: 26/11/2018 at 8:52 pm

    2) Tulips

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  36. User: Sylvia Smith

    Posted on: 26/11/2018 at 3:30 pm

    It’s 2)Tulips for me

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  37. User: Chris Andrews

    Posted on: 26/11/2018 at 12:38 pm

    my first thought is . . . 2 Tulips (but all of them too)

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  38. User: Glenda Hislop

    Posted on: 26/11/2018 at 2:53 am

    All of them really but the most prominent would be tulips! I love them in every color!! Such a happy sign that summer is on its way!!

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  39. User: laura Kefford

    Posted on: 24/11/2018 at 11:56 pm

    3. Windmills, they are so beautiful

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  40. User: Annegret

    Posted on: 24/11/2018 at 7:43 am

    Tulips, which are wonderful flowers!

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  41. User: Sharon

    Posted on: 23/11/2018 at 4:41 pm

    Windmills. I think of the
    Beautiful windmills.

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  42. User: ROBERT MCINTOSH

    Posted on: 23/11/2018 at 11:47 am

    All of them! But mainly 3) the windmills as my Auntie brought me a toy one back from her holidays when I was 5 and I thought it was great!

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  43. User: Susan B

    Posted on: 22/11/2018 at 5:11 am

    4. Cheese
    My favourite cheese in the world is Dutch komijne kaas which I am told translates as cumin cheese.

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  44. User: Sunnymay

    Posted on: 22/11/2018 at 4:32 am

    I visited and sunbathed on land reclaimed from the sea by the Ziederzee Dam in 1970. It was June when we toured and saw the wood carvings and flower stalls. The windmills and Delft blue on white china objects had pretty scenes on them and I those charms on a bracelet with a windmill along with charms from the other 7 countries we toured. I was the youngest and Gram was the oldest and we chaperoned each other.

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  45. User: Tanya Deliyska

    Posted on: 22/11/2018 at 12:58 am

    (2)

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  46. User: Bonnie K.

    Posted on: 21/11/2018 at 9:20 pm

    Windmills come to mind first, and then tulips. A former neighbor of mine was Dutch. She had a doll made up with a Dutch costume and wooden shoes and gave it to me. I loved it. I still have it. I was small child then.

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  47. User: Crystal Blackburn

    Posted on: 21/11/2018 at 4:37 am

    #2 tulips come to mind, then #3 windmills

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    • User: Jeanne G

      Posted on: 21/11/2018 at 8:41 pm

      TULIPS TULIPS TULIPS! They are my favorite flower, and I impatiently await their yearly bloom time. I have had my husband plant around 500 tulip bulbs around my house and yard over the last 10 years. Can never have ENOUGH tulips in bloom!

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  48. User: Nancy Burgess

    Posted on: 21/11/2018 at 1:56 am

    2 Tulips come to mind.

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  49. User: Catherine Lemanski

    Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 10:47 pm

    Both tulips and windmills remind me of the Netherlands.

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  50. User: Kat

    Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 10:15 pm

    Tulips – because I’m a Canadian and every year, the Dutch send Canada the most beautiful tulips as a thankful because during the war their Princess was in Canada for safety. She gave birth to her child on one of our hospitals, and so that her child could be born in Dutch soil, the Canadian Government declared her delivery room Dutch soil. So when I think of the the Netherlands, I think of tulips and what they mean to me.

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  51. User: Jennifer S. Alderson

    Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 7:38 pm

    Wow – how wonderful to see so many readers interested in mysteries set in the Netherlands! I’m really enjoying reading all these great ‘fill-in’ answers, as well. I just wanted to thank TripFiction for hosting this giveaway and you all for entering. Good luck!!

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  52. User: David Pithie

    Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 3:54 pm

    Tulips

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  53. User: Susan Chafer

    Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 2:35 pm

    2. Tulips

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  54. User: Aison Vaughan

    Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 11:56 am

    museums

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  55. User: Emma tasker

    Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 10:33 am

    4

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  56. User: Ruth Harwood

    Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 9:41 am

    Religious freedom – read all about Calvin and the wars in my history degree and that’s what springs to mind is the defeat of catholic spain as their overlords! x

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  57. User: Lisa Day

    Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 4:51 am

    2.Tulips but second would be windmills.

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  58. User: Sandra Jenkinson

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 10:20 pm

    1. Museums.

    The Rijksmuseum – The building is beautiful as well as the works of art contained within.

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  59. User: Helen Jones

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 9:41 pm

    1. Museums

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  60. User: AnnaSSS

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 8:00 pm

    2. Tulips

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  61. User: Dawn Rowley-White

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 7:39 pm

    Tulips

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  62. User: Gillian Hitchen

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 7:27 pm

    2 tulips!!

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  63. User: Lizzy Siddal

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 5:13 pm

    (5) Poffertjes (6) Stroopwaffel I’m a foodie, if you can’t tell!

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    • User: Jennifer S. Alderson

      Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 7:39 pm

      Yum – those are both delicious choices!

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  64. User: Ian

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 5:02 pm

    2) Tulips

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  65. User: pete c

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 4:03 pm

    2) Tulips first

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  66. User: julie ryan

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 2:33 pm

    tulips first but all really

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  67. User: Emma Morgan

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 12:50 pm

    2. Tulips

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  68. User: Jackie Dawson

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 12:43 pm

    2. Tulips

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  69. User: Karen Mullen

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 11:56 am

    MUSEUMS (1) as they have some fantastic art work

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  70. User: Catherine Thorp

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 10:19 am

    Museums

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  71. User: ALYSON READ

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 10:11 am

    3 WINDMILLS (and then of course mice and clogs!!)

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  72. User: Natasha Pretorius

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 9:52 am

    2. Tulips

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  73. User: Angella Willis

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 9:37 am

    Tulips

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  74. User: Patricia Dewey

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 9:03 am

    (1) Dikes
    (2) Tulips
    (3) Windmills
    (4) Cheese

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  75. User: Glyn Davies

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 8:22 am

    (2) Tulips

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  76. User: Claire Woods

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 8:18 am

    1. Rijksmuseum.com

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  77. User: Hayley Atkins

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 8:05 am

    1. Museums. We love visiting Amsterdam and spending time in all the fantastic museums.

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  78. User: Mark R

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 7:14 am

    Beautiful spring displays of tulips.

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  79. User: Janine Atkin

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 7:05 am

    Cheese ha ha

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  80. User: susan miller

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 7:03 am

    1- Tulips
    2- Windmills
    3- Cheese (Alkmaar which we have visited)
    4- Museums (esp Anne Franks which we have also visited)

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  81. User: TeresaS

    Posted on: 19/11/2018 at 2:03 am

    2 – Tulips.

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  82. User: Maureen Julian

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 11:01 pm

    All four!

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  83. User: Ellie Lane

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 10:45 pm

    All four of them. When I lived in Germany as a child we were close to the Dutch border so we often popped over the border for a visit.

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    • User: Jennifer S. Alderson

      Posted on: 03/12/2018 at 8:55 am

      Congratulations, Ellie Lane! Your book and goodies are in the mail (mailed from Amsterdam on Monday 3 December). I truly hope you enjoy your prizes. Dutch Christmas is this Wednesday so the post office is a bit chaotic. They ask you to give them 10 days to deliver it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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    • User: tripfiction

      Posted on: 02/12/2018 at 12:45 pm

      Ellie Lane – your name came out of the hat! We have made contact via e mail

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  84. User: Barbara Tobey

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 9:07 pm

    Tulips

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  85. User: Irene Wright

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 7:25 pm

    All four – been there a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Hope to go again some day soon. Particularly like the tulips theme.

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  86. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 7:17 pm

    2. Tulips!

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  87. User: Pam Smith

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 6:48 pm

    2. Tulips and the amazing displays

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  88. User: Andrea telfer

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 6:44 pm

    3 windmills

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  89. User: Jean Vaughan

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 6:31 pm

    4. Cheese – and not just Edam

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  90. User: Evelyn Vernolini

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 6:25 pm

    Tulips quickly followed by cheese.

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  91. User: Darla c

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 6:21 pm

    Oops I should have read till the end, my mistake. Forget that other comment

    Number 1.

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  92. User: Darla c

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 6:20 pm

    Oops I should have read till the end, my mistake. Number 1.

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  93. User: Darla c

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 6:19 pm

    Someone I know of who lives there 🙂 Nice lady

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  94. User: Kay Vreeland

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 6:02 pm

    Healey Museum in Vreeland
    Tulips on National Tulip Day in Dam Square, Amsterdam.
    Sleep in a windmill at Molen Hunsingo B&B
    Maasdam cheese!

    Jennifer followed everywhere!

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    • User: Jennifer S. Alderson

      Posted on: 20/11/2018 at 7:43 pm

      Oh my, these are all wonderful choices! I am embarrassed to say I haven’t yet visited the Healey Museum in Vreeland (your namesake, perhaps?). Now on my to-do list. Thank you so much for entering the giveaway and following!!

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  95. User: Lorna - The Writing Greyhound

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 6:01 pm

    Gorgeous colourful fields of tulips!

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  96. User: Margaret Halliday

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:58 pm

    Canals, flat lands and dykes, tulips, legal cannabis

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  97. User: Kay Vreeland

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:56 pm

    1. Healey Museum in Vreeland
    2. Tulips at Dam Square in Amsterdam on National Tulip Day!!
    3. Sleep in the windmill at Molen Hunsingo B&B
    4. Maasdam cheese!

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  98. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:49 pm

    Marijuana and smoking in coffee houses.. not that I have ever done so or am advocating! And the red light district.. sorry, one track mind..

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  99. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:37 pm

    Museums, bikes, cheese & coffee shops,

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  100. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:32 pm

    3 – Windmills

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  101. User: Judy smith

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:16 pm

    Tulips,bikes,cheese.

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  102. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:11 pm

    Well actually the very first thing that springs to mind is André Rieu. But a close second is cheese.

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  103. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:07 pm

    Windmills!

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  104. User: Melanie Daniels

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:07 pm

    2) Tulips, my favourite flowers! Looks like an interesting read, fingers crossed x

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  105. User: Tracy Terry

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 5:03 pm

    3. Windmills closely followed oddly enough by wooden clogs

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  106. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 4:54 pm

    4 x

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  107. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 4:53 pm

    When I think of the Netherlands I always picture waving fields of gorgeous tulips.

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  108. User: Leila Benhamida

    Posted on: 18/11/2018 at 4:51 pm

    1. MUSEUMS Will be great to visit.

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