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.

The American Book Center

Spui 12
1012 XA AMSTERDAM
The American Book Center (ABC), an innovative and stubbornly independent English-language book store, has been an institution in A...

Waterstone's Booksellers

Kalverstraat 152
1012 XE AMSTERDAM
A unique English bookstore providing a large selection of books ranging from fiction to cookery and travel to children’s books. We...

Vandal Com-x

Nieuwe Hemweg 7P
1013 BG AMSTERDAM
Fans of American comics and the toys to match will love Vandal Com-x in the Jordaan. Think G.I. Joe and Homer Simpson action figur...

Wanuskéwin

Ruysdaelkade 71
1072 LK AMSTERDAM
Three stories of all kinds of books, cds, oils and stones that will help the stressed soul find spiritual and psychological relief...

Vrolijk Gay and Lesbian Bookshop

Paleisstraat 135
1012 ZL AMSTERDAM
Vrolijk is a well-stocked gay and lesbian bookshop spread over 2 floors on the Paleisstraat in Amsterdam. Their selection includes...

Kirchner

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

Pied à Terre

Overtoom 135-137
1054 HG AMSTERDAM
Within its 400 square metres in the Overtoom, one can take an imaginary journey for hours in all sorts of countries at Pied à Terr...