The American Book Center, Amsterdam
At The American Book Center, find an enormous range of English language books and magazines (mostly from the US) spread across three floors. The store makes an ideal place to stock up on vacation reading material should you run out, or simply to browse. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will point you in the direction of any particular books you're looking for, and provide recommendations if you can't decide. Work out when and for how long to visit The American Book Center and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .
The American Book Center Reviews
In a corner of the book centre is a fantastic little Harar Coffee shop serving fantastic coffee and the best hot chocolate in the city. The cakes are delicious too and all served by a very personable ... more »
Tres plantas de libros, con una escalera de diseño orgánico que te introduce sin darte cuenta en un templo de los libros. Dispone de una pequeña cafetería con vistas a la plaza, donde tomar un café mi... more »Three floors of books, with a staircase of organic design that introduces you without noticing in a temple of the books. It has a small cafeteria overlooking the square, where you have a coffee while you value the books you take. Titles in English and Dutch basically. More expensive prices than in Spain.
A great resource for all English speakers in Amsterdam. Definitely worth checking out if you’re at all interested in English media in Amsterdam. They also have books on Amsterdam and the Netherlands, in English as well. Three stories of books, magazines, and even a coffee shop. The only downside is that it’s pretty pricey compared to Amazon sometimes, but at least you’re supporting local a business.
Just love this place! All the books I've been searching in English I could find here. An excellent children's book area so the whole family can enjoy every corner. Those 3 floors are a big dream for readers of all tastes!
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