Beyond the Tulips is a powerful and popular history of the Dutch, a journalistic tale of an extraordinary nation

 The reader is guided beyond the tulips, bikes and dikes on a memorable, meandering journey into the multi layered fabric of Dutch society, via innumerable historical panoramas

Featuring 60+ contemporary and historical black and white illustrations 


Available now @

Waterstones - Amsterdam

Scheltema - Amsterdam

Steven Sterk - Utrecht

De Vries & Van Stockum - The Hague

What's happening Beyond the Tulips...


- 2019 November 9th - Author Book Talk - University College London

- 2019 April 6th - Amsterdam Book Launch - I Am Expat fair


About the Author

Elizabeth Yates-Koning is an Anglo-Dutch author living and working in London, Amsterdam and the Veluwe, a graduate in Sociology, Economics and Dutch Language

In ‘Beyond the Tulips’ she expresses her love and knowledge of the Dutch: the language, the people, the culture and the unique urban and rural landscapes of the Netherlands, which she learned from her mother and the art works of her grandfather Edzard Koning.

Beyond the Tulips follows her first publication: KoningKunst van Parijs tot de Veluwe (BDU 2008)

Copyright © Elizabeth Yates 2019. 

ISBN 978-1-5272-3686-8

Illustration copyright © Simone Lester 2019

Photographs copyright © Yvonne van den Ham 2019