The American Book Center, Amsterdam

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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • ok. Why go here when you can go to your local bookstore in the UK ? Well, they have many books that you just cannot get in the UK. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • really nice bookstore almost at the super city center :) great choice , you can buy just any book you want !! they have everything , starting with newspapers -ending with vocabularies , was super happ...  more »
  • All books and magazines sold here are English. You'll find a Waterstones store on the Kalverstraat nearby, but ABC has the edge. They have a great selection in more niche topics, such as film books, s...  more »
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  • My favorite bookshop. A great collection of fantasy books. The games department always has some surprises and the staff is very knowledgeable. Only thing I miss is a coffee corner :-)
  • The interior is fascinating. Just get lost in their different floors. The collection of books is huge and the staff is super friendly.
  • Great place. A lot of books. Pricey. Children's section is on the second floor and place has no elevator. Beware if you are with a stroller.
  • Great store! An excellent collection of books and the service is very good. When I asked for an edition of Tolkien's Silmarillion which is very hard to find, the staff did their best to help me find it and managed to provide me with a second-hand copy within a few weeks against a reasonable price. I always have to visit this place whenever I'm in Amsterdam!
  • Love the second floor of this store. Perfect for nerds and geeks. Visiting every time I am in Amsterdam.