About us


In 1981 Eduard A.E. van Dishoeck started an Antiquarian old book, print and map shop in the center of Amsterdam. Originally close to the law campus, but soon moved to the Raamsteeg. In both the Netherlands and Belgium Eduard mastered the trade while working for the largest antiquarian book & print dealer in Europe. After starting his own business, Eduard developed his knowledge about the trade by the many contacts he had with the late Max Israël and Simon Emmering, both experts in antiquarian books, prints and maps in Amsterdam. In 2016 we celebrated our 35 years anniversary. (1981 - 2016)

Eduard is the fifth generation of the Van Dishoeck family that has specialized in the book and print trade. Family members are and were in the book and newspaper publishing  and selling of books and prints etc.contiguous since about 1860. 
Gwyneth Paltrow visited our Shop last summer, and wrote about us on her lifestyle publication Goop: Visiting Amsterdam.

Quality and authenticity


The quality and authenticity of the books, prints and maps we supply are our priority. For this reason our antiquarian shop has access to an extensive library of reference works in which we can verify the origin of our prints, maps and books. 

 Upon request of the client we supply a signed certificate of authenticity for all our books, prints and maps. We also have access to a broad network of professionals with varying specializations, such as the City Archives and the Amsterdam Museum.


Official data


VAT-EC no. NL 07 25 222 40 B01

Registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam with the number 33164405


Payment details

All books, prints and maps are priced and are sold according to (VAT) tax measures (Under the Margin Scheme). Payment is possible in cash; but our Antiquarian shop also has access to an ATM for credit and debit cards. For businesses we can deliver the prints or books, and send an invoice to the office address. 


Money transfer from the Netherlands:
Account number:
IBAN: NL60ABNA 054 76 20 837
Made payable to: E.A.E. van Dishoeck
At the ABN / Amro Bank, Dam, Amsterdam
Money transfer from abroad:
Account number:
054 76 20 837
IBAN: NL60 ABNA 054 76 20 837
Made payable to: E.A.E. van Dishoeck
At the ABN / AMRO Bank, Dam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.