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. 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.
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  • A must place to visit if you like English books. This place is simply amazing with books for types of readers Staff services very good 
    A must place to visit if you like English books. This place is simply amazing with books for types of readers Staff services very good  more »
  • This book store is specialized in English Books, as you would suggest from the name. Readers of any age can find the book of their taste. We are returning for years and there is still something new... 
    This book store is specialized in English Books, as you would suggest from the name. Readers of any age can find the book of their taste. We are returning for years and there is still something new...  more »
  • 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
    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 »
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  • Nice store stretching over three floors, full of books in English – fiction, YA, non-fiction. A few books are on sale, so it's worth keeping an eye out for the shelves in between that say "Sale". You can also find postcards, magazines and games, plus there's a café (which I haven't tried though). A great place for anyone looking for books in English!
  • A 3 storied book store in the city centre of Amsterdam.. it has a wide range of books in all the different genres. One of the best book stores to browse through and buy books in Amsterdam. On the topmost floor, they also have a small cafe where you can read while sipping on your coffee.
  • Great store, lots of choices. I really appreciate the student discount. The people working here are friendly and helpful
  • Nice store, very popular and a good selection. After about 2 years of ordering online it was a lovely browsing experience. In comparison though it vastly more expensive than buying online.
  • The American Book Center is a very eye appealing bookstore with a large quantity and variety of books. Because the store is multi level it's easier to know where u have to go without giant crowds of people smothering you. Sadly the high popularity of the store can sometimes make it quite hard to get a employees full attention. If you're a student, be sure to show your student pas to get a 15% discount. Overall a very nice shopping experience, very costumer friendly. Definitely recommended

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