Welcome to the website of the Amsterdam Book Market at the Spui
Old, rare, second hand and out-of-print books. Every Friday all kind of books are to be found at the Spui Book market in
The whole year around every Friday some 25 booksellers from all over the Netherlands bring their books to this market, which is to be found in the very heart of old Amsterdam.
Booklovers search to their heart’s content for that one missing piece in their collection in almost all weather.
Have you always been looking for that one book? Or trying to find that document from days long gone by? It could be here on a stall. If you don’t find what you are looking for? Just ask the booksellers. They have more books, prints or documents in stock than can be displayed at one Friday market.They are glad to be of service.
When and where
The Book market at the Spui is every Friday, the whole year around. Business hours are from 10 am till 6 pm. Only force majeure (e.g. very bad weather) prevents the booksellers from displaying their books. This happens rarely. A stiff breeze or rainy weather is no reason to stop the market.
The Spui is a small square in the centre of
If you prefer to walk it is only a stroll of some 15 minutes from the Central Station.
We will update this website regularily with news about our markets and special markets. This information can be found under "News" but you can also click here. From time to time the booksellers have something news as well they want to share with you. Have a look at "Booksellers" or click here.
More extensive information on every bookseller can be found on his or her own page.
Apart from a general collection each dealer is specialized in one or more themes. Information on these themes can be found on the member pages. It is also possible that a bookseller mentions one or more interesting books in his collection. Several booksellers sell their books at other book markets in the
Booksellers, selling through the Internet have a link on their page. After clicking this link you will see all the books the specific bookseller is offering on the Internet.
If you wish to contact a bookseller, you may use the mentioned e-mail address to send a message.