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  • 1. Architectura & Natura

    Western Canal Ring | Books/Stationery

    Rarely does anyone leave this renowned shop empty-handed—not with its stock of beautiful oversize art and photography books spanning architecture...Read More

  • 2. Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum

    Centrum | Books/Stationery

    For the city's best selection of international newspapers, creative magazines, and highbrow periodicals, as well as the freshest local offerings...Read More

  • 3. Mendo

    Western Canal Ring | Books/Stationery

    Co-founder Roy Rietsap set out to create “the coolest bookstore for visual beauty and inspiration … a candy store for book aficionados,” and...Read More

  • 4. &Klevering Zuid

    Oud-Zuid | Household Items/Furniture

    You'll find yourself in a rainbow world at this quiet corner, thanks to its multi-tinted tableware, colorful household accessories, and bright...Read More

  • 5. American Book Center

    Centrum | Books/Stationery

    What began in the early '70s as an erotic magazine outlet has grown into reputedly the largest brick-and-mortar English-language book emporium...Read More

  • 6. Antiquariaat A. Kok & Zn

    Nieuwmarkt | Books/Stationery

    This antiquarian's heaven, housed in a former department store, offers five floors of treasures on Amsterdam history. Specialties of this family...Read More

  • 7. Boekhandel Robert Premsela

    Museum District | Books/Stationery

    Stop by this highly respected specialty shop for art books after visiting the nearby Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, or Rijksmuseum. The...Read More

  • 8. De Boekenmarkt op het Spui

    Centrum | Books/Stationery

    The city has a number of book markets, although its most famous, which recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary, takes place every Friday...Read More

  • 9. Evenaar Literaire Reisboekhandel

    Western Canal Ring | Books/Stationery

    Armchair travelers and bucket list–walloping wayfarers visit this store for publications on travel and anthropology. Whatever you need to know...Read More

  • 10. Jan

    Eastern Canal Ring | Household Items/Furniture

    This pint-size concept store is the perfect place to find chic souvenirs and last-minute gifts for all your style-savvy friends and their tiny...Read More

  • 11. Oudemanhuispoort Book Market

    Centrum | Books/Stationery

    This tiny, venerable book market is snuggled in the heart of the University of Amsterdam's meandering edifices. Booksellers in this 17th-century...Read More

  • 12. Sukha

    Jordaan | Household Items/Furniture

    With its serene white decor and sustainably produced fashion and lifestyle products, it comes as no surprise that Sukha is Sanskrit for "joy...Read More

  • 13. The Book Exchange

    Centrum | Books/Stationery

    Redolent of a bygone era in a rural New England town, this browse-worthy shop sells used English-language books on all subjects and many a secondhand...Read More

  • 14. Zwart op Wit Boekhandel

    Eastern Canal Ring | Books/Stationery

    This unassuming bibliophiles’ bookstore stocks a changing selection of international newspapers and magazines, as well as cookbooks, kids' books...Read More

  • 15. De Slegte

    Books/Stationery

    Possibly the largest bookstore in Amsterdam, this is a true haven for book hunters. Every floor stocks tomes in various languages, across all...Read More

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