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19 Bookstores In Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

These are 19 of the best bookstores in Netherlands. The best bookstore is The American Book Center. Here is the list of Netherlands bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. The American Book Center

"I love coming here to just stroll around and find inspiration from book covers.One of my favorite bookshops in town cause they’ve got it all. Vast collection of books in every category, very organized so it’s not hard to find a book without assistant, helpful staff, good cafe and good discounts.Sometimes I would come for one book but I end up spending more."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 3,608 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Spui 12, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Netherlands

2. Scheltema

"This is probably the most homey, comfortable, delightful bookstore I have been to for a while! The building is really big, five floors full of books. Despite having mostly Dutch books (because, duh), the English section is huge and well-stocked (they have Happy Place by Emily Henry on the release date) and they also have books in other languages like French or Spanish. But what I love most about this bookstore is how comfortable I feel in it: there are many sitting places, with ridiculously comfortable armchairs. Not to mention the coffee shop with its excellent drinks. The staff are very helpful and lovely!! I would come back here if I happen to be in Amsterdam again."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 2,993 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Rokin 9, 1012 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands

3. Broese Booksellers

"Very nice bookstore, great atmosphere that encourages you to browse for hours. They have a good selection of English fiction books. Their graphic novel section is really good as well.I absolutely loved their discounts shelves. I found a book that had been on my wishlist for years for just €5. Definitely worth a visit!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 2,658 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Oudegracht 112-b, 3511 AW Utrecht, Netherlands

4. Waterstones

"We were so glad we found Waterstones In Amsterdam. Four levels of beautiful books and gifts"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 2,522 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Kalverstraat 152, 1012 XE Amsterdam, Netherlands

5. The Book Exchange

"I happened to pass by this shop and accidentally walked in absolutely not realising it was a bookshop.This is what second hand bookshops should look like. Just tons of books stacked so high you start feeling dizzy. I reckon the building is as old as some of its books.The only thing this place is missing is a cat. It could do with a cat. It is still a great place without one, but a cat would be like a rug that ties the room together."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 685 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Kloveniersburgwal 58, 1012 CX Amsterdam, Netherlands

6. Athenaeum Boekhandel Spui En Nieuwscentrum

"I would buy the whole shop! Such an inspirational place, full of breathtaking magazines."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 643 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Spui 14-16, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Netherlands

7. New English Bookstore

"A large and spacious store.A very large selection of books of all genres, including new, popular and recommended books.Kind and helpful staff.An experience for lovers of books and bookstores.I love the stand with the books wrapped in brown paper "blind date with a book""

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 547 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Kalverstraat 223, 1012 XC Amsterdam, Netherlands

8. Mayflower Bookshop

"great english bookstore with a wide variety of books! there were good deals too - will definitely be back"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 222 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Breestraat 70, 2311 CS Leiden, Netherlands

9. Bookstore Martyrium

"I stopped here on the way back to my apartment and wanted to buy my 1 year old daughter a book! The staff here were super helpful and friendly as I only speak English they made my experience here very pleasant."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 132 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Van Baerlestraat 170-172, 1071 BH Amsterdam, Netherlands

10. Van Rossum Bookstore

"So amazing, wonderful section of English books. Very friendly owner, wonderful atmosphere. Very large selection of Dutch cooks. I really like the wood, it’s well lit, a wonderful day to spend an afternoon finding your next wonderful read. Highly recommend."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 100 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ Beethovenstraat 32, 1077 JH Amsterdam, Netherlands

11. Stanza Bookshop

"Best book shop in The Hague. The place is really cozy and the owner is the nicest person ever. She holds a variety of books from history to International Law to fiction. If you need a book that is not in stock she will order it straight away. And she knows many books herself (especially those referring to International Law as she studied it herself). Go there, you won't regret it."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 97 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Noordeinde 98, 2514 GM Den Haag, Netherlands

12. Le Temps RetrouvΓ©

"Great selection of French books in the heart of Amsterdam."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 80 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Keizersgracht 529, 1017 DP Amsterdam, Netherlands

13. Pantheon Bookstore

"Nice bookstore. Lots of travel books on 2nd floor."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 65 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Sint Antoniesbreestraat 134, 1011 HB Amsterdam, Netherlands

14. Island Bookstore

"I’m an illustrator so during my trip to Amsterdam, I was looking for children’s books to bring back home that were culturally important to Amsterdam / Netherlands. The staff was so unbelievable helpful and knowledgeable. The book they recommended wasn’t in stock but they ordered it for me and I got it a day or 2 later. I absolutely loved the books they recommended and they are part of my treasured collection now. I really can’t wait to be able to visit again, and go trough all the beautiful books they have!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 64 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Westerstraat 15, 1015 LT Amsterdam, Netherlands

15. Happy Bookieman

"We were on a canal tour and the host pointed him out. The man looked so happy that we decided to go after. We got a book for the group for only 10€! Other than that, the Happy Bookieman was a pleasure to talk with… with many interesting stories. I can’t wait to come back here when I come back to Amsterdam."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 56 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Herengracht 267A, 1016 BJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

16. San Serriffe

"lovely bookstore, staff is friendly and helpful"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 54 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Sint Annenstraat 30, 1012 HE Amsterdam, Netherlands

17. Bookstore Van Pampus

"This is a small but very cozy bookstore. The enthusiastic shopkeeper will help u to find your favorite book. Much less you can enjoy the reading with a nice cup of coffee."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 48 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ C. van Eesterenlaan 17, 1019 JK Amsterdam, Netherlands

18. Black And White Bookstore

"Fantastic store with a terrific range of books.The people who work at Zwart op Wit are all big readers whom you can ask for advice anytime! Their expertises range from the classics to the newest Booktok bestsellers. Moreover, this store's section of English literature is pretty extensive, as is its array of magazines, children's literature, art books and gift cards.I haven't yet mentioned the store itself. Feast your eyes on the colorful 80s shop exterior and the cozy display of books inside. It's lovely to just walk in and have a look around."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 48 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Utrechtsestraat 149, 1017 VM Amsterdam, Netherlands

19. Books 4 Life

"Hidden gem with all sorts of books, lithographs, and prints. in a gorgeous quite gallery, silence and tranquility in the middle of the city."

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 37 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Oudemanhuispoort 14, 1012 CN Amsterdam, Netherlands