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Boekenweek - a look back

On Sunday, 20 March, more than 200,000 people traveled with the Boekenweekgeschenk (Book Week Gift). The author of the Boekenweekgeschenk 'Broer', Esther Gerritsen, concluded the Boekenweek with a traditional train journey. She traveled from Amsterdam to Leiden and back, and along the way she read selections from her book, signed copies and surprised her fellow travelers. Below are a few photos from the event.


The journey begins: Esther boards the Intercity from Amsterdam to Leiden via Haarlem.

Esther signs a copy of her book for an enthusiastic fan.

Finally at the front of the queue: another loyal fan. 

A special announcement: “Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I'm Esther Gerritsen, the author of this year's Boekenweekgeschenk. If you'd like a signature, a photo or just a chat, you can find me in the first car, bottom level.”