The American Book Center, Amsterdam

4.8
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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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  • We were just wondering in the area and saw this place. Just went in, without any plans. But they had a very good collection of books and it was amazing. The place was not crowded, few people were arou...  more »
  • Several floors with very varied books for all ages and genres. They have their own bokbindarmaskin, as I do not know how expensive it is to use, but it would have been fun to try! Prices were clearly reasonable, and there was quite a hearty off shelves!
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  • A great resource for all English speakers in Amsterdam. Definitely worth checking out if you’re at all interested in English media in Amsterdam. They also have books on Amsterdam and the Netherlands, in English as well. Three stories of books, magazines, and even a coffee shop. The only downside is that it’s pretty pricey compared to Amazon sometimes, but at least you’re supporting local a business.
  • Just love this place! All the books I've been searching in English I could find here. An excellent children's book area so the whole family can enjoy every corner. Those 3 floors are a big dream for readers of all tastes!
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