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Top four bookstores in Holland


Whether you’re looking for another holiday read, a map to help you find your way around, a gift or limited-edition photographs, we’ve picked out four of the best bookshops to have on your list

Stanley & Livingstone
Best known as a travel bookshop, Stanley & Livingstone is the ideal place for guides, maps and atlases as well as phrasebooks.

Schoolstraat 21, 2511 AW The Hague, +31 (0)70 365 7306

Polare
One of the largest bookstores in the Netherlands, Polare has a huge range of books alongside DVDs, music and exhibitions.

Lijnbaan 150, 3012 ER Rotterdam, + 31 (0)10 413 2070

Athenaeum
Athenaeum offers a great selection of magazines and newspapers and the adjoining bookstore sells fiction in various languages. An antique book market takes place outside the store every Friday.

Spui 14-16, 1012 XA Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 514 1460, athenaeum.nl 

Taschen
No home is complete without a coffee-table book and Taschen is the master at producing beautiful tomes whatever your interest, from architecture to fashion, photography to art, bestsellers to limited-edition photo reproductions.

Taschen, PC Hooftstraat 44, 1071 BZ Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 662 7820

Read about Angelika Taschen’s 6 favourite things here

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