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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.
The American Book Center reviews
This American bookstore is one of my favorite book stores in the whole of Europe. They have several floors filled with amazing curated books in English, and they arrange all kinds of events on the...
This American bookstore is one of my favorite book stores in the whole of Europe. They have several floors filled with amazing curated books in English, and they arrange all kinds of events on the... more »
Such a beautiful and incredible store. The only place in Europe where i could find some music books that i couldn't even find on the internet. I spend hours in here everytime and i always leave with..... more
Such a beautiful and incredible store. The only place in Europe where i could find some music books that i couldn't even find on the internet. I spend hours in here everytime and i always leave with..... more »
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!
The American Book Center is one of the few that carry English books the most here. They have wide range of disciplines and many types of books available. The place was quite spacious with ladders between book racks which looked majestic. I managed to explore to each floor and found some interesting books. It's just lack of sitting place, other than the cafe, so can't really spend longer time here. The first floor had some interesting novels that I believe won't be found in my home country lol. Next floor has a side full of classic and modern poetry books. The people are also helpful and informative. Will visit here again on next trip.
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