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
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 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
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