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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" Great place to buy gifts, with a huge selection of English and Dutch books for all genres. Currently undergoing renovations, so it's sure to look even better when it's done."

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Daniel Daniël

" The place has a calmness to it that bookstores share, the food is pricey but very delicious. They also have vegan/vegetarian food, you can suggest adding or removing ingredients and its all made on spot!"

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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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George Kapasakalidis

" Extensive collection of books right in the heart of Rotterdam. The collection includes whatever you might ask for with a great variety of travel guides and travel books as this was what i was looking for. There is also a nice cafeteria that you can chill and enjoy your drink surrounded by books"

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Ellen Bright

" A unique store in every way. The style, the staff and the products. You can spend hours browsing books, magazines, notebooks, and a designer/artsy gift selection most museum gift shops would envy. Every time I come back I discover new things. Check out the cafe too. Due to renovations it moved (is moving?) But the selection of drinks, snacks and food is nice, and the atmosphere great to read a newly purchased book."

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