The American Book Center, Amsterdam

(4.8/5 based on 55+ 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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  • One of the best libraries in the city. If you like reading an obligatory visit. They have great variety of topics and the service is very friendly
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  • They probably have every book man could ask for. Huge area. Steep stairs, can be a bit of a challenge for some people to get to the third level. I did not spot an elevator. There are not too many trin...  more »
  • This is one of 3 great book stores with books and magazines in English. Easy location. Great selections.  more »
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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.