The monumental yet elegant Passage houses a charming little bookshop: The English Bookstore. It’s more or less across from its big Dutch cousin Boekhandel De Vries Van Stockum – a centuries-old local bookstore.
The English Bookstore is neither specifically UK nor US centered, but rather intended as a home-away-from-home for all people who – for whatever reason – prefer to read English books. It’s a booklovers’ haven for those who forgot to bring a book on their holiday in The Netherlands, for students, expats, and locals alike.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a gorgeous leather-bound classic, the latest bestsellers, personal favorites of the very real people who work there, the latest hit on #booktok, a souvenir or gift for a business partner – they got you covered. Just looking to pour your heart out about that one book that you feel would be an addition everyone’s life? Tell them all about it. They fully understand the feeling.