Bredevoort Boekenstad started in 1993 as a private initiative to bring the historic centre back to life. Now it has over 30 antiquarian & second-hand bookshops, art galleries and studios. Bredevoort Booktown has been honoured with many national and international awards. It is one of the founding members of the Association of International Booktowns and has a partnership with the art-village Schöppingen, in the Munster area. Bredevoort Booktown’s Committee of Recommendation has renowned members. If you want to support this project you can become a ‘Friend’.
Regularly there are small cultural events: concerts in the 16th century church, exhibitions, writer’s lectures, workshops and the “Gondelvaart”.
Bredevoort antiquarians offer a large selection of books in English, German and many Dutch antiquarian bookshops. An opportunity to find the one book which you have been looking for.
Every third Saturday you’ll find a specialized bookmarket with bookdealers from all over the country on the square under the old trees, and bookbinding demonstrations in the former school. Many antiquarians are opened on the Sunday in the same weekend.
In May and August Bredevoort organises the large international bookfairs with dealers from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The large private sellers market in July is very popular. And on Easter Monday you can find bargains at the yearly clearance market.
Bredevoort is a very charming medieval town. The ancient street plan can still be traced without major changes and the entire town centre is a listed national heritage site.
You can find more information at: Bredevoort Boekenstad
This post was provided by Jaap Brinkman