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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

 
 
 
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The American Book Center
Spui 12
Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 206255537
www.abc.nl


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Situated on Spui square in Amsterdam, The American Book Center has been in existence for nearly 40 years. You can find rare editions of English language publications there, as well as a wall of international magazines.

Many floors with books in English


Novels, art books and tourist guides are spread over many floors. Famous authors often come here for readings or signings of their latest novels. It has photographic works that are otherwise out of print, as well as a selection of specialist dailies and magazines.

A district devoted to books


At the weekend just cross over to the other side of the square to the book market, an ideal place to hunt for old book titles or something original. I can stop at the Café Luxembourg and then start reading straight away.

Het Lieverdje [‘The little darling’]


Do not miss this appealing bronze statue, representing a cheeky young street urchin. It is a pure symbol of defiance, in the image of a progressive city and society.



Open 10 am to 8 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 10 am to 9 pm on Thursdays and 11 am to 6.30 pm on Sundays.

Romain, 35 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

I love Amsterdam's open spirit. It's easy to meet people and have rich, interesting conversations. The heart of the city is bubbling over with cultural initiatives, secret restaurants and nature routes that relax you in no time. I want to share it all with you!

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