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Discussion in 'Netherlands' started by PaoloC, Nov 23, 2022.

  1. PaoloC

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    Hi everybody. Except on the web, where is possible to find international books in Netherlands, maybe in some language as italian or spanish? I prefer to avoid Amazon and services on line, long life to the bookshops. Is it possible in cities like Amsterdam Rotterdam ecc. ecc.? Thanks
     
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    Hello @PaoloC and welcome to EasyExpat.com

    Lucky you, there is a bookshop in Spanish in Amsterdam. This is El rincón del libro, with Spanish books for adults and children.

    If you are looking for books in English, you will have a much bigger choice. There are actually at least 6 English bookstores in Amsterdam (but they might also sell other languages):
    • Waterstones of course, the #1 British book seller, with a large store covering 4 floors: Kalverstraat 152, 1012XE, Amsterdam, 1012
    • The English Bookshop (also known as The New English Bookshop) is a smaller bookstore (not multi-storey!) but dedicated to English and International literature: Kalverstraat 223
    • The Book Exchange (since 1978) is a second-hand bookshop operating over 3 floors with non-fiction, travel books, fiction, fantasy, psychology and politics: Kloveniersburgwal 58, 1012 CX Amsterdam
    • Athenaeum Boekhandel & Nieuwscentrum sells international press and magazines but also has a section for English language books: Spui 14-16, Amsterdam
    • The American Book Center (aka the ABC) has a huge selection of American and British titles over several floors. Address: Spui 12, 1012 XA Amsterdam (ABC has got branches in The Hague and Leidschendam)
    • The last one is not 100% English, as it is Scheltema the biggest Dutch bookshop in Amsterdam. However, you will find an impressive section for English books: Rokin 9 (close to Dam Square), 1012 KK Amsterdam
    You will also find French books at Le Temps Retrouvé in Keizersgracht 529, 1017 DP Amsterdam (+31 20 337 61 25).

    Other international bookshops in the Netherlands are Broese Boekverkopers in Utrecht, Stanza Bookshop in The Hague.

    I hope that you will find what you want. I am also posting it as a comment in the guide about shopping in Amsterdam. Feel free to add here and in the comment section if you find more or have some feedback after visiting one of those bookshops.
     
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    Thank you so much, it would be nice to find books in italian, but spanish it would be good also.
     
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    Maybe you will find some books in Italian in one of the English bookstores too... let us know...
     
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