ABC. The best bookstore in Amsterdam, if you can’t speak a word Dutch.
Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the whole, wide world – or at least in Europe. It reminds me a lot of the capital in Denmark, Copenhagen. But Amsterdam just has something. There are few cars, lots of canals, bikes everywhere, small shops with all sorts of things and whenever the weather is great, the city is even greater. And then there is ABC – American Book Center. Even though there is a Waterstone’s in Amsterdam as well, the American Book Center is just so much better. The shop has 3 floors and there are books EVERYWHERE! I can spend hours in there, and come back the next day and do the same. The staff are so nice and I can almost guarantee you that whatever you are looking for – you will find it in ABC. Art books, magazines, cook books, books about every religion and sect in the world, old novels, new novels, travel books – ANYTHING!
So if you come by Amsterdam, you need to stop by ABC!
Oh yeah, and I forgot to say that there is a tree in the middle of the store, which makes it even better! You can take a look inside yourself here