Athenaeum Boekhandel

Books and magazines

Athenaeum, the biggest independent bookstore in the Netherlands, offers a vast number of titles in classical languages, linguistics & literature, philosophy, history, law and social sciences.
Right off the bat, bookstore Athenaeum has a welcoming feel to it.
Probably a zillion books everywhere, which isn’t surprising in a bookstore but they utilize pretty much every square inch of the place for Dutch and foreign language literature.
Take your time to wander around and don’t hesitate to ask the staff for their expert advice since they have such a passion for what they do.
And if Sartre and the like are a bit too heavy to digest, just go next door for an enormous selection of magazines and newspapers.