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Books and music: two of things that are essential for both of us. We can spend hours in a proper book shop or music store. Over the years, we have developed a special talent to find them, wherever we go without even looking for them. On the following pages, we show you some of our favourite places in Holland and abroad.
concerto Concerto
Utrechtsestraat 52 -60
1017 VP Amsterdam
Netherlands
+31 20 623 5228

http://www.platomania.eu/

Even though John doesn't play an instrument, he very much appreciates music. For years, he visited concerts on a weekly (or at least monthly) basis, generally classical...

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dom-knigi Dom Knigi (The House of Books)
Nevsky Prospekt 62
St. Petersburg
Rusland
+7 812 571 00 10

http://www.bookstoreguide.org/2008/07/house-of-books-st-petersburg.html
http://www.dk-spb.ru - in Russian

In July 2009, we went to St. Petersburg (Russia) for the first time, to attend a conference. Whenever we had free time – which wasn't very often – we wandered through the city looking...

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galignani Librairie Galignani
224, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
France
+33 1 4260 7607

http://galignani.com/index.php

In November 2008, we visited Paris for the first time together: we had been invited to the Salon des vins. During our wanderings, we found… a bookshop of course. And it was a very special...

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simeon-ten-holt Simeon ten Holt
http://www.simeontenholt.com/

This contemporary composer creates incredibly beautiful music, mainly for piano. As far as we’re concerned his best piano composition is Canto Ostinato. We have heard it in many different...

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de-reyghere Boekhandel De Reyghere
Markt 12
8000 Brugge
Belgium
+32 50 33 34 03

http://www.dereyghere.be/

During our first visit to Bruges, we discovered this great bookshop on the Markt in the centre of Bruges. De Reyghere is the oldest Flemish bookshop; it exists over 120 years! What makes...

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vveen-mol Jeroen van Veen & Sandra Mol
Westerwal 41
4101 ET Culemborg

http://www.jeroenvanveen.com/

For many years we listen to all kinds of performances of the music composed by Simeon ten Holt. Many of these have been created by two piano fanatics. In May 2010, we met Jeroen van Veen and his wife Sandra Mol for the first time in person. We visited a very special concert...

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