Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hotspot | Oudemanhuispoort Bookmarket // Amsterdam

Close to the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam, on the Kloveniersburgwal, make sure you don't pass right by a small alley; the Oudemanhuispoort. It's a small jewel you must visit when you're in Amsterdam. 

In this alley, there's a daily bookmarket which has been there since 1879! Can you imagine? Wow! Tons of books and prints are waiting to be sold by a few elderly men. These books and prints are almost all used, so they cost a fraction of their original price and since these salesmen are quite friendly, they may even offer you an extra discount. I purchased a few books there for just €1,- apiece! If you can't read Dutch, no worries! You can find books in a variety of languages, English, French, German, even Japanese! A great chance to expand your literary horizon I'd say!

The bookmarket is opened everyday, except on sunday, from 9 a.m. untill 5 p.m.


  1. Even though I live close to Rotterdam, I've never been to Amsterdam. After seeing this post, I know I have to go to Amsterdam soon :)

    x Envy
    Picking up the Pieces

    1. Haha! I live close to Amsterdam and I don't go to Rotterdam that much. Maybe once or twice a year? But, Amsterdam is great! Definitely go check out the city sometime.