Books & Bookshops

Bookshops in The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden and Gouda areas with a selection of English-language books. Also expat handbooks, tourist guides and coffee table photography art books featuring Dutch cities in the Netherlands. 

 
American Book Center
American English book store in The Hague city center area, just off the Plein square. Best sellers, new releases, novels, romance, art, history, books on Holland inc. travel guides. English-lanaguge workshops. Lange Poten 23, 2511 CM Den Haag.
Light on Leiden
The author leads you through the streets of Leiden, the Dutch city in South Holland, Netherlands, pointing out landmarks (buildings, streets, alleyways) and providing insight as to the importance of each. Hardcover and written in English.
Rotterdam Walk
A 72-page walking guide book in English of the Rotterdam city center and surrounding districts. The full walk is 12.5 km but offers short cuts also. For tourists, expats, foreign students. Highlights Rotterdams history, culture, architecture.
Holland Handbook
A useful book for expats to better understand the Netherlands and Dutch history, culture and geography. The book is updated every couple of years with 16 editions already printed. Also useful for foreign business people interacting with the Dutch.
Manners in the Netherlands
The Dutch Ditz, author Reinildis van Ditzhuyzen, writes this book about Dutch etiquette, manners and culture to provide insight to expats who often misinterpret common Dutch traits as being rude, frugal, opinionated, etc. Hardcover, 200 pages.
Paagman
Book shops in The Hague with 2 locations and online shopping. Section of English-language books. Also sells assorted office supplies including ink cartridges for printers. Frederik Hendriklaan 217 (Statenkwartier); Spuistraat 21 (Centrum).
Houtschild Book Shop
A bookshop specialised in literature (Dutch, English, German, French and Russian), art and architecture, philosophy, history and politics, school text books. Sir Winston Churchilllaan 281, 2288 DA Rijswijk
Babooka
Leiden bookstore offers a range of soft and hardcover art, photography, design, architecture, lifestyle and cook books. Also sells wall calendars, agendas and gifts. Stores locations at Gangetje 5, 2311 ER Leiden and Hoofdstraat 5, 2202 ES Noordwijk
Van Hoogstraten Books
Book store in The Hague city centre area selling English-language books. Online shop shop as well. Tue to Fri 09:30-17:30, Sat 10:00-17:00. Accessible by tram # 1 (Kneuterdijk). Noordeinde 98, 2514 GM Den Haag.
Ichthus Boekhandel
Christian book stores specializing in the sales of bibles (in many different languages), religious books and Christian music CDs. Locations:Leiden (near Hooglandse Kerk), Alphen aan den Rijn (centrum), Zoetermeer (near Stadhuis), The Hague (near Plein).
Carla's Books
Book store in The Hague Loosduinen area offers a small assortment of books in English along with one of the widest selections of magazines on the city. Also sells postcards, stationery, greeting cards, school notebooks, accessories. Open 7 days/week. In D...
Van Stockum Booksellers
Bookshops in The Hague and Leiden with a full selection of English-language books. Web shop for online purchasing. 3 locations: Spui 40, 2511 BS Den Haag; Johanna Westerdijkplein 111, 2521 EN Den Haag; Breestraat 113, 2311 CL Leiden
AKO
Newspaper and book stores in many Zuid-Holland train stations: Den Haag Centraal, HollandSpoor, Delft, Leiden, Gouda, Dordrecht; shopping malls: Promenade Place (Scheveningen), Rotterdam-The Hague Airport. English-language books.
MaribeccaBookends
Usborne English-language children's books available from this online shop based in South Holland, Netherlands.
Boekhandel Coelers
Book shop in Rotterdam Schiebroek area which offers a selection of English-language books including literature, poetry, non-fiction and childrens books. Open Mon to Sat. Tram 25 (Peppelweg). Peppelweg 124, 3053 GT Rotterdam
The Port of Rotterdam
English language hardcover coffee table book which navigates through locations where the impressive engineering feats of the port (the largest in Europe) are on display. Features Maasvlakte II, Botlek, Kop van Zuid. 272 pages.
Primera
Books stores located throughout Zuid Holland carrying a selection of books in English. Locations include The Hague, Rijswijk, Delft, Wateringen, Leidschendam, Leiden, Oegstgeest, Katwijk, Gouda, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Vlaardingen, Spijkenisse
Bruna
Chain of 400 book stores in Netherlands, with book shops located throughout Zuid Holland. Section of English-language best sellers. Rotterdam Centraal, The Hague, Wassenaar, Leidschendam, Leiden, Gouda, Delft, Zoetermeer, Rijswijk, Dordrecht
Stanley & Livingstone
Book store in The Hague city center area specializing in travel books, maps and globes. Mon 12:00-18:00, Tue to Fri 10:00-18:00 (late Thu), Sat 10:00-17:00. Tram 2,3,4,6 (Grote Markt). Schoolstraat 21, 2511 Aw Den Haag
Donner
Large Rotterdam bookshop housed in former ABN AMRO bank building, soon to be remodeled to increase size to 3700 m2 making it the largest book store in Holland. Carries an assortment of books in English, magazines,  gifts section. Coolsingel 119, 3012...
Dick Bos Stripspeciaalzaak
Rotterdam bookshop specializing in comic books, cartoon strips and various figurines. Burgemeester Baumannlaan 119A, Rotterdam 
Dutchshop.nl
English books and cards about Holland. Online shopping service throughout The Netherlands. Dutch Shop, PO Box, 340, 2400 AH Alpen aan den Rijn.
Antiquariaat Quist
An antique bookshop dealing in many old manuscripts, books, paintings and other such artefacts. Steegoversloot 42, 3311 PP Dordrecht.
The Dutch and their Delta
Hardcover coffee table photo art book which not only shows the physical engineering accomplishments of massive dams and storm surge barriers in the Netherlands, but explains how they work to keep Holland dry.
The Mayflower Book Shop
Bookshop in Leiden city center (south area). All categories of books: fiction, non-fiction, language training, art, photography, travel guides, medical. Tue to Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00. Hogewoerd 107, 2311 HJ Leiden
Hotel New York Bookshop
Bookshop in lobby of Rotterdams Hotel New York on Wilhelminapier. Latest books, magazines, daily newspapers. Postcards and toiletries also offered. Metro (Wilhelminapier). Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam
Building the Rotterdam
A 224-page hardcover coffee table book which documents in black and white photos the construction of De Rotterdam multi-use building on Rotterdam's Wilhelminapier. Photography by Ruud Sies, English text by Marcel Moring.
The Hague Highlights: 100 Must See Places
Photography and travel book published in English after the success of original Dutch version. 100 best sightseeing places to visit in the city of The Hague as recommended by the authors, including landmarks, shops, churches, attractions, restaurants.

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