Athenaeum Booksellers - in English

Welcome to Athenaeum Booksellers, one of Holland's and Amsterdam's largest independent bookstores. Not only do we have a large stock in the literary field, but also in various academic fields, such as (classical and modern) languages, the humanities and the social sciences. About 40% of our stock is self-imported. The Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum offers a wide range of foreign and local newspapers and magazines, plus a curated selection of travel guides and books on design, fashion and lifestyle.

You can order your books and magazines on our website. We ship to most countries. Any questions? Read the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.

Do you study at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), or do you follow any of the other programs with whom we work to publish certified booklists? Access our exclusive booklists, and order your mandatory and advised readings for home delivery easily:

Academic Applied Sciences Student Associatons  Visit one of our shops

All about Amsterdam

Het Amsterdam Boek | Ewout Huibers | 9789090312781
€ 50,00
Amsterdam | Russell Shorto | 9780307743756
€ 14,99
Recreating Amsterdam | Feddes, Fred | 9789461400581
€ 29,50
Het Amsterdam Boek | Ewout Huibers | 9789090312781
€ 50,00
The Amsterdam Canals | Jeroen Junte | 9789089895592
€ 62,50
Amsterdam Resized | Jasper Léonard | 9789401454360
€ 16,99

Dutch literature in foreign languages

Anne Frank in many languages

  • 'Met een ruime selectie literatuur in meerdere talen, academische werken en - twee deuren verderop - een ongeëvenaarde selectie kranten en tijdschriften uit binnen- en buitenland bevindt Athenaeum zich in het hart van het intellectuele leven in de hoofdstad.' - Saskia Naafs & Guido van Eijck, Hidden Nederland
  • 'I am a hopeless case of magazinitis: I love magazines, I collect them, and I am always on the hunt for something new. There is a fantastic bookshop in Amsterdam called Athenaeum Boekhandel that has an incredible section all devoted to magazines, mainly independent ones – a true Valhalla.' - Foam Magazine's Elisa Madde on Magculture
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