Winner of 15 literary awards, amsterdam exposed tells the true oneofakind story of an innocent exchange student who moves to amsterdam hoping to write a book about the red light district and everything that follows. Bushnell, elizabeth, pope, keney, south, riverside with sketch of the smaller pleasure grounds of the city, and picturesque new london and its environs, groton, mystic, montville, waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century. The innovators, entrepreneurs and future leaders fueling their growth on our markets. American book exchange is the author of the travels and surprising adventures of baron munchausen 0. Just like the iconic cafe americain, which is called the hotel bar of the hotel bars. American airlines has airline tickets, cheap flights, vacation packages and american airlines aadvantage bonus mile offers at. Rare book hub rare books, book auctions, antiquarian book. Where to find secondhand english language books in amsterdam. American bookshop in amsterdam bears a proud name of american book center, for short abc. Hotel the exchange provides a 24hour reception, a ticket service, and a tour desk. The stylish american hotel is maybe one of the most known luxury hotels in amsterdam. The book exchange is probably the best place in amsterdam to find secondhand english literature and the store keeps its shelves stocked with a massive selection of preloved editions. Not sure where this multilevel used book store near the university of amsterdam gets its stock, but they have a surprisingly diverse and read more.
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at checkin. Click on the title to read more detail about any book. American expats in amsterdam meet other americans living in. Guests can enjoy breakfast all day at the onsite stock restaurant. Its also what i expect from a cruiseship that is more than just another party boat.
Since 1865, american hotel has supported the growth of the hospitality industry by building strong relationships. Englishlanguage bookstores in amsterdam, netherlands. There are a number of bookshops located around the spui square area a weekly book market is also held there every friday. As the book exchange is located within the vicinity of the university of amsterdam it regularly receives pre. What life was like as an american exchange student in europe in the late 90s. Amsterdam central station is only a 5minute walk from the hotel and offers direct connections by train, tram and metro all over the city. Not only they have on the three floors of their shop best possible selection. Some 3star rooms have a view of beurs van berlage, a landmark building that has inspired generations of dutch architects.
The book exchange has been in business since 1978, which is even more impressive and inspiring since, as the website states, its a oneman business. Until 1953, it was known as the new york curb exchange nyse euronext acquired amex on october 1, 2008, with amex integrated with the alternext european small. The american book center amsterdam 2020 all you need to. Apart from these scholarly books, the book exchange also has a whole floor that is devoted to fiction. See all books authored by american book exchange, including the picturesque parks of hartford. Rooms are dressed like models on the runway by young fashion designers from the amsterdam fashion institute amfi, allowing you to sleep in fashion and wake up in style, in the centre of amsterdam. The hardback and literary paperback selections are of high quality while there are rooms in the back with untold shelf meters of genre fiction in paperback. American airlines airline tickets and cheap flights at.
The museum quarter, including the van gogh museum and rijksmuseum, is 10 minutes walk away. Book the hotel the exchange stay at this 3star boutique hotel in amsterdam. Come and join us on a tour of this fabulous city both past and present. Popular attractions dam square and royal palace are located nearby. An authentic comingofage story about conquering fear, stepping outside your comfort zone, embracing change, and doing the impossible. The book exchange 12 photos bookstores kloveniersburgwal. As the book exchange is located within the vicinity of the university of amsterdam it regularly receives preowned academic publications and large parts of its floor space are dedicated to philosophy, history, sociology, and anthropology. The book exchange, amsterdam, amsterdam, netherlands. Hotel the exchange is a smart choice for travelers to amsterdam, offering a relaxed and hasslefree stay every time. Although its history counts more than three decades, it not only has a website but also a lively facebook page where the owner posts recommendations from his stock on daily basis.
Trams 2, 11 and 12 stop right opposite the hotel with direct links to amsterdam central station in 15 minutes. Spread across two historic buildings, a former telephone exchange and a bank, w amsterdam offers a distinctive blend of vintage and contemporary style just minutes from some of the citys top attractions. Not a casual throwaway read, this delves into how the church. Also covers rare book auctions, manuscripts, ephemera, broadsides, maps, prints, posters, bibliography, first editions, incunabula and catalogs. Although the american book centre and the book exchange mainly focus on conventionally written literature, both stores have sections devoted to comics. Enthusiastic amateurs serve as buyers to ensure that each section is presided over by someone with passion and interest in their subject. Alternative arrangements can be made via a third party form. The biggest second hand english bookstore in amsterdam. Hotel the exchange is a 5minute walk from the shopping street kalverstraat as well as the nine streets area, the jordaan district, and the anne frank house. Perfect for a business stop over or a revitalizing and recharging stay. Located in the center of amsterdam for almost 30 years. Cozy place, you can spent hours reading and buying staff jesse houwing august 24, 2014. Internations makes it easy for american expats in amsterdam to exchange experiences and tips to support each other.
Its owner and founder lynn kaplanian buller and her husband turned it into a real center of anglosaxon cultural activity in amsterdam. Its a layout that belies its modest kloveniersburgwal shop front, which has stood overlooking the canal since 1978. W amsterdam american express credit cards, rewards, travel. Ereader sales peaked years ago, user penetration is only 11% most prefer paper and suitcase spaceweight are limited. Books set in amsterdam score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
The dutch book market is strictly regulated and in general prices tend to be quite high. The place to be for book lovers the store stocks englishlanguage fiction and nonfiction, magazines and merchandise and specialises in niche genres such as fashion, graphic design. The book exchange is probably the best place in amsterdam to find secondhand english literature and the store keeps its shelves stocked with. Rooms hotel the exchange amsterdam the netherlands. Here are 10 of our favourite books set in amsterdam as rated by the tripfiction community and in no particular order. May 21, 2019 i travel to amsterdam for a day, visit the book exchange, the american book center and waterstones, and walk along the canals.
Please consult government travel advisories before. Nov 11, 20 as russell shorto points out in his new history of amsterdam, this tale was made up by an american mary mapes dodge, who had never been to holland when she wrote her 1865 book, hans brinker. An independent, oneman business providing quality used books since 1978 we want to buy your books. Rooms are dressed like models on the runway by young fashion designers from the amsterdam fashion institute amfi, allowing you to sleep in fashion and wake up in. Hotel the exchange in amsterdam, netherlands expedia. We provide an educational, emotional, spiritual and loving environment for a diverse community, where all are welcome. If youd like to select this option then please email us directly. When the amsterdam biblioteeks english section disappoints and the new bookstores prices are too high there is the book exchange. Hotel the exchange, amsterdam 3star this property does not have a netherlands tourist board rating. Hotel the exchange is a hotel with a special love of fashion. Amex was previously a mutual organization, owned by its members. From classics to selfhelp, cookbooks, childrens books and more. If you have good titles and authors, and your books are in good condition, bring them by or send us a list by email. Its collection is divided over three narrow floors with each level containing several specific genres.
The rare book hub offers tools for the book collector and bookseller, especially old and rare books, antique or antiquarian books, hard to find, out of print, and collectible collectable books. The american book center abc, an innovative and stubbornly independent englishlanguage book store, has been an institution in amsterdam for more than 40 years. Nyse euronext acquired amex on october 1, 2008, with amex. For a book lover, abc will be more like a department store. Besides the plethora of english language books, book exchange also offers many french and german texts.
A memoir chronicling the education of a naive american law school exchange student in amsterdam in the late 1990s. If nonreturned books was a problem, book exchanges should settle that. May 04, 2007 the book exchange is the largest secondhand shop specialised in used english books on the european continent. The american book centres first floor has a huge rack of contemporary prints and its management regularly reduces the prices of its stock. Step into our cozy exchange room and enjoy the comfort of a luxurious w signature bed with pillow top mattress and luxurious 400thread count sheets. Millions of books and other items are listed for sale on abebooks by trusted sellers from around the world. As a familyand womenowned company that today is led by thirdand fourthgeneration members of the leahy family, people and partnerships continue to drive everything we do. The book exchange selfdescribed as the best secondhand bookshop in amsterdam, the book exchange is a homely independent store located close to the red light district. American book exchange books list of books by author. American book exchange specializes in selling old books and textbooks in sardis ms. If youre looking for a first edition or a rare collectible, youll probably find it at the book exchange a shop whose bookshelves tower all the way to the ceiling and whose rooms seem to go on forever. View all hotels near the american book center on tripadvisor.
Until 1953, it was known as the new york curb exchange. Hotel the exchange is a fashion hotel in the centre of amsterdam with unique rooms ranging from 1to5 stars. Earn 20,000 bonus miles at hard rock hotels and casinos, nobu hotels, and unico 2087 hotel riviera maya. An americans journey into the red light district is his fourth book and winner of 15 literary awards. I love stopping by at american book store when i go to spui, one of my favorite straats in amsterdam. Prices are calculated as of 16032020 based on a checkin date of 29032020. The ground floor welcomes shoppers with art books, magazines and more, while one floor up.
A comic book lovers guide to amsterdam culture trip. The amsterdam internet exchange began in the amsterdam science park and was established by a group of companies, in which surfnet took the lead, hartsuiker explains. American book exchange author of picturesque new london. An independent, one man business providing quality used books since 1978. American hotel is a 5minute walk from vondelpark and the p. American book center abc abc is an amsterdam institution, having been set up as a bargain bookstore in 1972 by two americans. Apr 10, 2018 deep insights into prostitution, in amsterdam and beyond. The american book center abc in the spui has a fun and open atmosphere.
Het spui is the small street and the square at the back of. The american book center amsterdam 2020 all you need. Our motto is knowledge of self is the key to understanding. To limit the spread of the coronavirus, attractions may be closed or have partial closures. Located just off dam square and close to the famous red lights district, the book exchange is undoubtedly amsterdams best secondhand store for. An american s journey into the red light district is his fourth book and winner of 15 literary awards. Rare book hub rare books, book auctions, antiquarian.
Here are a few bookshops in amsterdam with a good selection of englishlanguage books that you can explore to see if they meet your literary requirements. His previous books david wienir is a business affairs executive at united talent agency and entertainment law instructor at ucla extension. In a book that the author describes as part tragicomedy, part survival guide, hollywood entertainment attorney wienir making it on broadway, 2004, etc. American hotel amsterdam 4 historic luxury hotel 10%.720 967 1181 203 1345 270 972 114 964 987 448 359 1528 1460 975 791 450 1032 260 571 270 1608 1033 1353 1233 552 618 1151 1337 1046 722 775 594 292 22 1176 524 870 958 81 969 1442