Bookshops

the most amazing book stores in the city

Bookshops

kok

Antiquariaat Kok

Antiquarian and secondhand bookstore since 1946

Oude Hoogstraat 14-18 / Nieuwmarkt
mendo

Mendo

a candy store for book aficionados

Berenstraat 11 / The Nine Streets
mendo

Boekhandel Robert Premsela

specialised in books on art, architecture and design

Van Baerlestraat 78 / Museumplein
Athenaeum

Athenaeum Booksellers

Independent bookstore that is great in literature and academic fields. The adjacent Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum offers a wide range of foreign and local newspapers and magazines, travel guides and books on design, fashion and lifestyle.

Spui 14-16 / Spui
Scheltema

Scheltema

Largest bookstore in Amsterdam

Rokin 9 / Dam
Het Martyrium

Het Martyrium

Literature, poetry, philosophy and history books in Dutch, English, French and German. Known for its low-priced books.

Van Baerlestraat 170-172 / Oud-Zuid
Hoogstins

Hoogstins Bookstore

Good in books on Amsterdam and luxury gifts

Kinkerstraat 117 / Oud-West
americanbc

The American Book Center

Family-owned bookstore in Amsterdam and The Hague. Writers can make and sell their own books in the shop with Betty the Book Machine.

Spui 12 / Spui
Waterstones

Waterstones

The home of English language books in The Netherlands, specialised in English and Dutch as a second language, Children's books, Dutch fiction in English translation and books about living and working in the Netherlands