All set for DUTCH DAYS here at Schmaling. We will be open Friday 11 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 1 for you to check out a display of books pertaining to all things Dutch. Brush up on your art history — we have some beautiful and historically infused resources on Bruegel, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, and Van Gogh — or read more about all the diverse costumes you’ll be seeing around town; we have some wonderful books on display which illustrate the unique details of, and distinctions between, particular provincial costumes.
We also have Dutch cookbooks, travel guides and beautiful photography books about the Netherlands, a windmill history book, Dutch books in Dutch, books to help you learn to read those books, Dutch folktales, and even Dutch knitting.
Finally, don’t forget the memorable part individual Dutch men and women have played during the atrocity of war. Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place and Things We Could Not Say, the story of Diet Eman and her fiancé Hein Sietsma, both portray the courageous, faith-filled, and beyond hospitable spirit of the Dutch during the second World War.