book store

Amsterdam is a good place for book lovers. There are many general book stores, plus a number of shops with various specialisations: art, philosophy, LGBT, children’s books, academia, design… Many book stores carry English-language titles as well as Dutch ones, and there are a few English-language-only shops, such as The English Bookshop and the American Book Center – both of which also host workshops, readings, book signings and performances – and Waterstones.

H. de Vries Boeken

Gedempte Oude Gracht 27
2011 GK HAARLEM
H. de Vries Boeken is a household name in Haarlem and far beyond. Over 100 years old, this bookshop consists of 5 interconnected l...

Boekhandel Pantheon

Sint Antoniesbreestraat 132-134
1011 HB AMSTERDAM
Bookshop that is located between the Nieuwmarkt and the Waterlooplein.

Boekhandel Mulder

Cornelis Schuytstraat 14
1071 JH AMSTERDAM
General bookshop that has been located in the Cornelis Schuystraat since 1931.

Bookshop Scheltema

Rokin 9
1012 KK AMSTERDAM
Scheltema is a big bookshop at Koningsplein. The bookshop is 5 stories high, with over 125.000 book titles. Whether you look for s...

Athenaeum Boekhandel

Spui 14-16
1012 XA AMSTERDAM
Bookshop that is specialised in literature, languages and social sciences. It also sells (inter)national daily papers and magazine...

Kirchner

Leliegracht 36
1015 DH AMSTERDAM
Bookshop that is located on the Leliegracht and is specialized in theology, philosophy, poetry and biblical history.