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Najaarsexpositie in The Hague

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Just last weekend I wrote sharing details on one of my favorite vendors in The Hague, S van Leeuwen, and not so long before that I was divulging details on the oh-so-diva-worthy Rocks & Clocks. They recently teamed up Chez van Leeuwen for an Antiques Diva Tour of The Hague, sharing historical information and fascinating stories on their inventory and seriously regaling the ladies on the group Diva Tour. They’re back together again for what I’m certain will be a wonderfully good time (full of great buys) in S. van Leeuwen’s Najaarsexpositie Dec 3-13, 2009. You’ll want to add this date to your December To Do’s!

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Make sure to stop at S. van Leeuwen’s located at Noordeinde 164 on one of the following dates:

Dec 3 & 10, 5-9pm
Dec 4 & 11, 12-5pm
Dec 5, 12-4pm
Dec 12, 12-5pm
Dec 6-13, 12-5

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Happy Shopping!!!

The Antiques Diva™

Do Note: Diva Tours is closed December and January for Holiday! We’ve got some great tours planned for Spring 2010 – email toma@antiquesdiva.com for details!

Here’s Holland

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>I had to share with you a picture that Diva Reader Shirley Agudo, current editor of the 9th edition of Here’s Holland, sent with a note saying,

“Antiques Diva, I couldn’t help but think of you when I saw this store front in Amsterdam!”

I was as delighted with the picture as I am with the book Shirley edits and co-authors!

Here’s Holland is simply the best all-in-one guide to travel and life in Holland. Written by British expat Sheila Gazaleh-Weevers, this Dutch travel guide has sold over 60,000 copies and will soon be entering its 10th edition. Sheila is a sensational woman with the energy of 20 ladies, a smile that lights up the room and is a true genius in compacting a wealth of information in an easy to read format! What differentiates this guide from other books is that it covers both tourism opportunities in Holland as well as expat tips on how to live in The Netherlands.

People often ask me, “Diva, how do you know so much about life in Holland?” My answer – “Here’s Holland!”

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Like a well-packed suitcase, Here’s Holland has all you need

When I have a Dutch question, it’s the best resource I have in finding the answer. Whether I need to know where to go to entertain a friend’s child who is visiting me for the weekend or I’m trying to figure out how to get the best train fares in the country, the answer is here inside this handy, dandy Holland guide! From booking a B&B;, to finding an out-of-the-way museum, to perusing the Yearly Calendar with tips on special events, this book has the answer! It gives inside information about culture and customs, characteristic Dutch crafts and products, biking and shopping opportunities as well as tips on eating out, sporting venues, markets, special activities and so much more!

Like a well-packed suitcase, Here’s Holland has all you need for your journey – whether you are passing through Holland on a weekend excursion or living in the Low Lands! You can order your book directly from tomahaines” target=”_blank”>my Library – or better yet, contact Here’s Holland directly and have your tor+and+Antiques+Diva.jpg”>tor+and+Antiques+Diva.jpg” border=”0″ />autographed copy mailed today!

Until next time,

The Antiques Diva™
(Seen at right with good friend Here’s Holland Editor Shirley Agudo)

P.S. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog where Here’s Holland Editor and Co-Author Shirley Agudo takes The Antiques Diva™ to her favorite Het Gooi-based sources for antiques, vintage and reclaimed goods!

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