Donner Rotterdam

Coolsingel 119, 3012 AG Rotterdam


Biggest bookstore in Rotterdam

Donner Rotterdam (formerly know as Selexyz Donner and Polare Rotterdam) is a huge bookstore and one of the largest bookstores in the Netherlands. If you are looking for a book and you can't find it at Donner Rotterdam, then you can forget about it! The Donner bookshop is located at Coolsingel in the heart of Rotterdam. They offer over 250,000 titles in this store!

Games, DVDs and music

In addition to books you can also get magazines, games, DVDs, sheet music and classical music when you visit Donner. When you enter the store the first thing that you see are the most popular books ranked in the top ten. Very handy if you're looking for the best selling book of this moment. Donner also offers a huge choice of (international) study books. Each year when the new academic year starts Donner is filled with lots of students looking for the latest text books.

Great specialist advice

When a book is not in stock, staff can order the book directly online for you so that you will still have it quickly available. There's a specialist in every department of Donner Rotterdam who can give you advice about books he is specialised in. You can spend hours on looking for books in the Donner bookstore, but you don't have to leave when you would like to have a drink or a snack. There's 'Café Donner' located within this book store where you can have a break!

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" This is my favorite spot in Rotterdam! I love to browse the store and discover new books. I also to love to have a drink in the café, it's an inspiring place to read, think and work!"

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Дмитрий Мудрецов

" I like book selection and atmosphere in this shop. Visiting it quite frequently. My favorite sections are comic book and second hand. Summer 2018 it's in the middle of building renovation, so layout of the shop has been changed, and only one entrance is available. It's temporary."

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Prof. Sergio Seloti Jr.

" Nice and charming bookstore at the center of the city! There are books in Dutch, English and French. There are also card games, boardgames, CDs, DVDs, and a lovely coffee place at the upper floor. Worth a visit!!"

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Rex Gian

" A nice and big bookstore. A wide variety of books, both in Dutch and English, also a small section of other languages. A corner where you can find mangas and light novels as well. Also sells boardgames. The employees are very kind. Definitely worthy of a re-visit."

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Tom Cunningham

" An absolutely great book shop on several floors selling mainly new books covering most genres in Dutch, English, Russian and other European languages. The shop also has a good second hand / antiquarian section, sells comic strip books and also music. A great place to visit too if you wish to purchase magazines, greetings cards and unusual Dutch themed gifts. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Don't hesitate to give this establishment a visit!"

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