The American Book Center, Amsterdam
(4.7/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit The American Book Center during your Amsterdam vacation using our convenient Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.
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  • I love this place. It's big but feels cozy, and the employee's are real booklovers. The ABC favourites are a nice touch. My only regret is that I need to rush myself out for a fear of buying too many ...  more »
  • Big but cozy bookstore where you will be assisted by helpful staff that knows what the talk. Lots of choice, great bargains, a must-do for bookworms, cooking crazies, sci fi fans and lovers of the English language and literature in General.
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  • The different floors of this library give you acées to a number of amazing books: lots of different themes, different languages. Hard to not to leave empty-handed.
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  • So many books, this place can keep you occupied for hours. Great if you love books. Not so great if you're into hand crafted baskets, they don't sell those. Then again, why go looking for those in a bookstore? I question your logic.
  • The absolute best bookstore in Amsterdam, bar none. As the name implies it only carries English language books and it does this in a comprehensive collection spanning fiction and nonfiction in equal depth. The staff is knowledgeable and always avaliable to take their time to help you.
  • Awesome book store. Don't be fooled by it's small look from outside. Inside there's several levels full of interesting books. Everyone can find there something to read. Also this store has a website, prices there seem to be a bit lower.
  • A big welcome for books lover, finally found English books here. Nice environment, fall in love with it, feel like don't wanna leave.
  • English-language bookstore with a good selection. Good staff recommendations, plus they have (recommended) books wrapped in brown paper that you buy based on key words rather than author name or title or cover art.