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De Tolkien Winkel (Dutch: The Tolkien Shop) is a store selling Tolkien related books and merchandise. Owned and run by René van Rossenberg, the store is located in Leiden, the Netherlands. The store also boasts a Tolkien museum. The store is also accessible online in Dutch and English, and could/can also be found at various Fantasy and board gaming related festivals in the Netherlands as well as at Tolkien events throughout Europe.
The Tolkienwinkel originated as a service by Netherlands Tolkien Society Unquendor to its members. In the 1990s however, due to sales tax (e.g. VAT) concerns, the Tolkienwinkel was transferred to René van Rossenberg.
In recent decades the Tolkienwinkel has sold interesting collections: letters and books signed by J.R.R. Tolkien, Joy Hill's (Tolkien's private secretary) library, as well as many Cor Blok, Sergei Iukhimov, Roger Garland and other paintings.
In October 2011, De Tolkienwinkel celebrated its 25th anniversary.