1. The American Book Center (ABC), Amsterdam
This was a wonderful spot to peruse an outstanding selection of books! Opened in 1972 ABC has been quirky, friendly and knowledgeable. The ABC is located in the heart of the city center and offers 3 floors full of English books.
- Opening Hours: Mon 12:00 – 20:00,Tue-Sat 10:00 – 20:00,Sun 11:00 – 18:30.
AKO is one of the best bookstores. The store can find a selection of page-turning bestsellers, travel guides, magazines, and newspapers – many of which are available in English and other languages. Check out their website if you need a particular address.
3. Athenaeum Boekhandel
This store is one of Holland’s and Amsterdam’s largest independent bookstores. Not only do they have a large stock in the literary field, but also in various academic fields, such as (classical and modern) languages, the humanities and the social sciences. About 40% of our stock is imported.
- Opening Hours: Mon 11:00 – 19:00,Tue-Sat 9:30 – 19:00, Sun 12:00 – 17:30