Boekenmarkt Op Het Spui, Amsterdam

Boekenmarkt in AmsterdamA small but attractive book market in the very center of the town, on the Spui, a small square just in front of the entry to the Begijnhof. The booksellers arrive here from all over Netherlands, and as far as Groningen. You may find the list of them on the book market website:

If you are a collector – talk to the merchants, obviously they do not travel with all their books, but they will bring the book you need in a week after, or send it to you by mail.

Mostly just older popular art and photography books are here on sale, but sometimes really interesting books you just missed some years ago also reappear. Many low cost prints, often just reproductions produced for the tourists, also on sale.

As on any market in any country: beware of pickpockets.

The feel

A lively, a bit touristy book market. For a real collector, a chance to meet the booksellers from other cities in the Netherlands. Prices way above the average.


Friday of each week, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

How to get there

By foot: ca. 10 minutes from the Dam square.
By tram: line 1, 2, 5, 13, 17 & 20 to Het Spui
By car: do not take the car there, as it will be impossible to park it nearby. Your only chance is to leave it on one of the canal streets (metered parking), deeper into the ring of the Amsterdam canals.


Boekenmarkt Op Het Spui, Amsterdam
Het Spui
1012 WZ   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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