The creak of wooden floors. People browsing the shelves. The scent of new books. There’s honestly nothing like walking around in a charming bookstore before losing yourself in a great book. Amsterdam offers countless inspiring museums, art, restaurants, coffee shops and picturesque streets. But did you know that Amsterdam also has exceptional bookstores? We’ve rounded up a list of unique bookshops that will satisfy anyone with a love for the written word.
1. Van Pampus Bookstore
Are you a real bookworm? Take the ferry to Amsterdam-Noord and visit Van Pampus; a unique bookstore with a laid-back living room atmosphere. Ask an employee for his personal favourite or browse the books until you find yourself in a comfortable chair reading a great story. Want some time to ‘rewind’? This bookshop is your new fav place.
Address: KNSM-laan 303, Amsterdam
2. Antiquariaat Brinkman
In the heart of Amsterdam – in a monumental building – you’ll find Antiquariaat Brinkman. It’s a
charming bookstore with a stunning range of rare, old books. The bookshelves are filled with valuable antique books, and there are discoloured maps on the wall. For the building alone, this bookstore is worth visiting.
Address: Singel 319, Amsterdam