Bookspots - The Netherlands – Bookbinding out of the box

Bookspots - The Netherlands


       Amstel 34
       1017 AB Amsterdam

Shop with wide collection of paper, stationery items and bookbinding supplies.

       Boekie Woekie                                       
       Berenstraat 16

Book store/gallery for artist books.

       San Seriffe                                      
       Sint Annenstraat 30
       1012 HE Amsterdam

Small art book shop in the center of Amsterdam.

       Letterpress Amsterdam                                  
       Singel 214

Letterpress studio in the center of Amsterdam run by Thomas Gravemaker. By appointment only.

       Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier                                
       De Roos van Dekamaweg 7
       1061 HR Amsterdam

Situated in an old gym this oldest Graphical centre in The Netherlands is a DIY workshop for professional artists and designers. They offer screen printing, riso printing, etching, litho, embossing and more. They also give workshops.

       Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam                               
       Molukkenstraat 200-P1
       1098 TW Amsterdam

Book art centre.

       'T Japanse Winkeltje                                    
       Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177
       1012 RK Amsterdam

Japanese shop selling some (hand made) Japanese papers. *Recommended by Marja Wilgenkamp

       The Paper Factory                                 
       Levantkade 49
       1019 MJ Amsterdam

Showroom with all papers of Fedrigoni and Fabriano.

       Peter van Ginkel                                   
       Bilderdijkstraat 99
       1053 KM Amsterdam

Art supply store with good paper collection. They also have stores in Utrecht, Arnhem, Maastricht and Groningen. *Recommended by Marja Wilgenkamp

       UvA (Special Collections)                                  
       Oude Turfmarkt 129
       1012 GC Amsterdam

From Medieval manuscripts, Bleu atlases and manuscripts by Hooft and Multatuli to graphic design, cookery books and more: The Special Collections are home to the material heritage of the University of Amsterdam. They have interesting exhibitions and you can also find the booksellers Nijhof and Lee here. *Recommended by Jan de Waard

       Atheneaum Bookstore and Newscentre                               
       Spui 14 - 16
       1012 XA  Amsterdam

The Newscentre shop at the Spui has a big collection of magazines. The bookstore next door has books about literature, art, history etc.

       Misc Store                             
       De Clercqstraat 130
       1052 NP Amsterdam

Refined goods for the home and desk. Shop with carefully selected stationery products, design objects and more.

       Prinsenstraat 24
       1015 DD  Amsterdam

Stationery shop with fun and colourful cards, prints and stationery items.

       St. Luciënsteeg 23-25
       1012 PM Amsterdam

Specialist in (rubber) stamps since 1865. Their shop in Amsterdam is heaven for stamp fans.



       De Schoolmeester (Paper mill)                                     
       Guispad 3
       1551 SX Westzaan

De Schoolmeester is a Paper mill which is maintained in full working order. It is the only wind powered paper mill in the world. The beautiful Zaansch bord is made here, a paper with many applications in bookbinding. Highly recommended!


        Damen/Papier Royaal                                  
        Kleijweg 22
        2635 BR Den Hoorn

Shop founded in 1895, specialised in (decorated) paper and bookbinding materials. They also have an online shop.


       Meermanno museum                                
       Prinsessegracht 30
       2514 AP The Hague

In a grandiose setting, this museum focuses on all aspects of the book *Recommended by Marja Wilgenkamp

       Koninklijke Bibliotheek                               
       Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
       2595 BE The Hague

The Royal library of the Netherlands obviously has many books but what makes it truly unique is its focus on bookbinding. They have a special collection of 10.000 items from 1540 to the present day, curated by people who love and know their subject. A must-go for researchers. By appointment only, but well worth the effort.

       Lidy Schoonens Books                               
       Johan van Oldenbarneveltlaan 45
       2582 NJ The Hague

Specialised in new and second hand books about bookbinding, calligraphy, paper art and other crafts. Very good selection. Can only be visited by appointment, books can be purchased online.



       Book Art Fair                                  
       St. Pieterskerk
       Kloksteeg 16
       2311 SL Leiden

Every year in November the Book Art Fair takes place in the beautiful setting of St. Pieterskerk church in Leiden. What sets this fair apart from the others is its focus not only on bookbinding but also on printing, calligraphy and papermaking. The full book arts package with a large amount of suppliers, demos and workshops. Not just worth a visit, worth a trip!



       De Middelste Molen                                 
       Kanaal Zuid 497
       7371 GL Loenen

Papermill since 1622 open to the public, they also have a shop where they sell their paper. *Recommended by Leonie Vollenberg


       Print Room                                  
       Schietbaanstraat 17
       3014 ZV Rotterdam

PrintRoom is a presentation space and shop dedicated to artists’ publications. *Recommended by Esther Krop, De Monsterkamer



       Paper Biennal                                  
       Herenstraat 67
       2282 BR Rijswijk

Once in the 2 years the Paper Biennal is taking place in Rijswijk. This event shows beautiful work from international paper artists. For all paper lovers out there.



       Woldpromenade 32
       8331 JH Steenwijk

Shop with bookbinding tools, materials and equipment, also sells online. *Recommended by Jan de Waard



       De Blauwe Markies                                  
       Kerkplein 17
       5301 EK Zaltbommel

Drawers full of decorative papers from around the world. Only open Thursday, Fridays and last Sundays of the month.



       Librije Library                                 
       Sint Walburgiskerk
       Kerkhof 3
       7201 DM Zutphen

The ‘Librije’ is a unique 16th century public library in the St. Walburga’s Church in Zutphen. *Recommended by Jan de Waard



       Het Fries Grafisch Museum                                  
       Geelgietersstraat 1-11
       8501 CA Joure

Museum which shows old printing techniques and machines from the beginning of the 20th Century. *Recommended by Jan de Waard


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