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Why locals love it
Pied a Terre is one of the biggest travel book stores in Amsterdam. They offer all the information you can possibly wish for and you can tell that every single employee has years of experience in traveling.
Why you should visit it
Besides all the usual Lonely Planet stuff, they offer very specific information about almost every square meter on the planet. Books for cyclists, bikers, hikers, divers, surfers and many more. Besides travel books Pied a Terre also sells (ancient) maps, globes and even shower curtains with the map of the world.
Pied a Terre is also recommendable for an original gift/souvenir.