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IN THE NETHERLANDS
  ONLINE SHOPS – NEW
  ONLINE SHOPS – SECOND HAND
  NOTE ON DUTCH BOOK PRICING LAW
  AT THE NEIGHBOUR’S (BELGIUM)



          IN THE NETHERLANDS

Most larger Dutch bookshops will have a selection of recent English language fiction.  It’s not just for we non-Dutchies; many of the Dutch prefer to read an English language book in the original version (most commendable!)  The prices can be quite astonishing though…

 

American Book Center http://www.abc.nl/ Kalverstraat 185 in Amsterdam (NH), and Lange Poten 23 in The Hague (ZH).  They have readings, open-mike nights, book clubs, etc, and their website has a number of special interest areas.

De Boekenstal – bookshop in Gouda (ZH), at Lage Gouwe 12a, tel: 0182-670638) with good selection of maps of Australia – Dutch owner Wim Kagei lived in Australia for many years, and may well see the Aussie flag flying out the front

Donner http://www.donner.nl/ in Rotterdam (ZH) is one of the biggest bookshops in Holland, including a wide selection of English books. They’re at Lijnbaan 150, Rotterdam, and are also open on Sundays. (NL)

Eureka books http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/eureka/ in Utrecht (U), specialise in books on spirituality and mysticism.

A flea market (rommelmarkt, or vlooienmarkt) or recycling shop (also called a second hand shop) is usually a good place to find English language books – sometimes quite a large range

Himalaya – travel book specialist http://www.himalaya.nl/ location: Amsterdam (NH)

Interbook biggest art bookshop in NL, with over 10,000 art books, from new to antiquariat. Lange Haven 97, Schiedam (ZH), tel: 010 – 4266034

Intertaal http://www.intertaal.nl/ bookshop specialising in language books and dictionaries (for 154 different languages)

New English Bookstore – Amsterdam two locations:
Kalverstraat 223, 1012 XC Amsterdam (NH), tel: 020-6249789
Leidse Straat 52, 1017 PC Amsterdam (NH), tel: 020-6238283

Waterstones  large outlet of the UK bookstore. Kalverstr 152, Amsterdam (NH) tel: 020 – 6383821, no website, but email: enquiries@amsterdam.waterstones.co.uk


          ONLINE SHOPS

Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk in the UK if you use Amazon, don’t forget to go via the Aussies Abroad link!

Australian literature online http://www.nla.gov.au/oz/litsites.html full list of online journals, booksellers, Aboriginal Australian literature, major Australian literary sites and more.

Australian Online Bookshop  http://www.bookworm.com.au/bookworm/  Specialise in Australian books, but also in computer books, sci fi and fantasy. Australian Online Bookshop is one of the <

BOL NL http://www.nl.bol.com the UK BOL won’t ship outside the UK anymore, but the Dutch BOL site still sells a smaller selection of English language books (not as cheap as online shops outside Holland though)

Bolwerk Books http://www.bolwerkbooks.com/main/home.php?language=EN

 specialising in art books.

Good Book Guide http://www.thegoodbookguide.com/ UK - book reviews etc

WH Smith http://www.whsmith.co.uk/ another UK bookshop, delivery prices are about the best on offer, although the books themselves don’t get much discount.


          ONLINE SHOPS – SECOND HAND

Tweedehands Boeken  http://www.tweedehandsboeken.com/ have an English language book section, with quite a large proportion of their stock being war / miltary books.

Vice Versa http://www.viceversa.nl/books/ site is in English, books in English, Dutch, German and French


          DUTCH PRICING LAWS

The Netherlands have strict book pricing laws, so you cannot generally buy discount books here.  Buying books from an online shop in another country – even including the freight charges – is often cheaper than buying them within NL.


          SOME RECOMMENDED READING

Check out the section SOME DUTCH STUFF for some recommended reading about the Dutch or the Netherlands, or by Dutch authors.


         AT THE NEIGHBOUR’S (BELGIUM)

Everberg (near Brussels) http://www.stonemanor.uk.com This well established British store has a large selection of all sorts of goods which includes books, magazines and videos.  Good website.


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