De Vries Van Stockum

A visit to Haarlem starts here

Discover the oldest and most beautiful bookstore in Haarlem.

De Vries Van Stockum

Opened in 1905, De Vries has been a household name in the city of Haarlem ever since. What started as a small shop has grown to occupy five interconnected houses in the city centre. A former bar, stable and cigar shop have all been filled with books, books and more books. Stroll around the historic shop and discover the oldest interior wall in the city and the original chandeliers that are only made in Haarlem. Our English section contains everything from cookbooks to novels. Happy reading and we hope to welcome you in Haarlem soon!


De Vries van Stockum is a treasure chest of historic details and Dutch hospitality. In our Haarlem store you can discover:

  • Five historic houses dating as far back as the sixteenth century
  • The oldest interior wall in Haarlem
  • Original chandeliers
  • Cosy reading nooks
  • A large collection of English books
  • Our friendly staff
  • And more…