The American Book Center

Spui 12, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • Noon–7:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 1:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–9:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes
9.4/10

Based on 178 votes

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  • Paavo K.

    Probably the best bookstore in Amsterdam. Mind the steps :D

    Paavo Kettunen · October 10, 2010
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  • Thomas v.

    Check out the Sale shelves in the sci-fi and fantasy section on the first floor, opposite the children's books. Many recent titles are offered at heavily discounted prices!

    Thomas van Zuijlen · February 16, 2014
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  • Werther V.

    If you love books, you'll fall in love with this bookstore, easly!

    Werther Veulemans · August 27, 2014
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  • Lauren Hannah

    Easily the best bookstore in Amsterdam. Bargains and the massive graphic novel & manga sections are definitely worth checking out. Don't forget to show your student card at checkout!

    Lauren Hannah · October 18, 2013
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  • Eelke

    Search through the bargains, you won't be sorry! Also they have a great Moleskine collection here

    Eelke · February 27, 2013
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  • Lauren Hannah

    10% student discount for students and teachers!

    Lauren Hannah · August 6, 2014
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  • Shannon M.

    Huge selection. Check out the mystery books on the top floor. You never know what you will get! Provide your student ID from anywhere in the world and get a discount!

    Shannon M · February 24, 2014
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  • Paolo B.

    Love this place...

    Paolo Buratti · January 22, 2012
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  • nehh

    Best bookstore in town,esp for art books, friendly staff

    nehh · November 5, 2011
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  • Vaporizers V.

    This is an awesome bookstore with a huge selection of books (all in English!) and free wifi internet. Patrons are encouraged to find a good book, make themselves comfortable and stay a while.

    Vaporizers Vaporize it! · October 10, 2011
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  • Simone

    Great bookstore... Wish they had good coffee

    Simone · April 14, 2011
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  • Rawand D.

    And for the students, don't forget you receive 10% discount, just show them your OV-card or your college/university pass/card.

    Rawand Duhoky · March 30, 2011
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  • Harrietvde

    Great bargain section. Often quite new hardcovers.

    Harrietvde · February 20, 2011
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  • Joris v.

    Uitgebreid Moleskine assortiment. Kortingskaart geldig!

    Joris van Gelder · October 12, 2010
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  • Camellia

    Very nice place to kill time and find Xmas gifts

    Camellia · 3 weeks ago
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  • Dèsirée R.

    It's the kind of bookstore that makes you feel like Belle in Beauty & the Beast.

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  • Nikita V.

    Four floors of various literature in English! As a fan of Star Wars I found several editions of storyboards for the entire Saga, albums about such renowned artists as Ralph McQuarrie and much more.

    Nikita Voronin · January 6
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  • Thomas V.

    Large collection of English books

    Thomas Vimare · December 24, 2014
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  • Ben D.

    Huge selection of English books. Call if you want something unusual and they'll reserve it.

    Ben Drucker · December 21, 2014
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  • Deniz D.

    There is a TREE inside.

    Deniz D. · November 27, 2014
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  • Ilona A.

    My favorite bookstore by far. They have a huge selection of.. Well.. Pretty much every genre. Students can get a discount.

    Ilona Ang · November 17, 2014
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  • Aku K.

    Excellent selection of books from all walks of life. Scifi and fantasy especially spoken for. Lots of staff recommendations.

    Aku Kotkavuo · September 2, 2014
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  • Jesse H.

    Enormous selection of travel books (also of Amsterdam and The Netherlands), science fiction and Fantasy. Plus a hidden corner with board, card and role playing games.

    Jesse Houwing · August 24, 2014
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  • Holly B.

    Honestly the best looking book store I've ever come across with a beautiful collection of books, graphic novels etc. I think I want to live here.

    Holly Bassett · August 7, 2014
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  • Daniël v.

    One of the best bookstores Amsterdam has to offer.

    Daniël van der Winden · August 7, 2014
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  • Martijn J.

    My favorite book store in Amsterdam! Love the giant selection and perfect for a serendipitous journey

    Martijn Jansen · August 6, 2014
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  • Merve Ö.

    Best bookshop...you can find almost everything if not they order for u...better than bookstores in US...u can spend a couple of days in here

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  • Wouter N.

    Very helpful employees, definitely check out the staff recommendations.

    Wouter Nieuwenhuizen · October 23, 2013
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  • Dragan N.

    Great store! Lots of stuff - check out sales sections :)

    Dragan Nanic · October 3, 2013
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  • Don D.

    My favorite bookstore. Buy and read Burke and Gaiman.

    Don Duyns · August 31, 2013
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  • Marc J.

    many many books about musicians and rock stars here on first floor, and there's a tree in the middle too.

    Marc Joffe · August 29, 2013
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  • Ciro A.

    what a Wonderful Bookshop !!!!!!!!!

    Ciro Andreotti · August 20, 2013
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  • Carlos L.

    The place is amazing. Great collection.

    Carlos Leyva · June 20, 2013
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  • Anna-Marijke W.

    Just go in and wander, I find it impossible to leave without a new book.

    Anna-Marijke Westra · May 28, 2013
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  • Ed L.

    It's like waterstones but much cooler! Plus there's a tree in here

    Ed Lui · April 2, 2013
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  • Vera R.

    Still Free wifi!

    Vera Rru · January 8, 2013
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  • Jan A.

    Amazing bookstore with american literature. Just bought the biography of Benjamin Franklin and Delivering Happiness by the founder of Zappos

    Jan Ahrend · May 5, 2012
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  • Intan

    One of my favourite stores

    Intan · January 21, 2012
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  • Felix Q.

    I like to browse the bargains @ the rpg-section :)

    Felix Qui · October 11, 2011
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  • Marvin S.

    Check Out THE business section. Books here are cheaper

    Marvin Sutherland · September 30, 2011
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  • Lisanne M.

    Ik zou 'm helemaal leeg kunnen kopen. Op eigen risico dus ;)

    Lisanne Meerkerk · March 29, 2012
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  • Harry H.

    Gratis wifi!

    Harry Hol · August 6, 2011
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  • Vera R.

    Хороший большой магазин с книгами на англиском.Путеводитеои и карты на 1этаже под деревом и лестнице.

    Vera Rru · December 23, 2012
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  • Daniela V.

    Arquitetura incrível, compre um livro como recordação.

    Daniela Viegas · March 19, 2012
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