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Welcome to the new MENDO

A new design, a familiar vibe

MENDO has moved from the Berenstraat to the Nieuwe Doelenstraat

MENDO is a candy store for book aficionados with a flagship store situated at De L’Europe Amsterdam since May 2020, and an award-winning webshop. Both online and offline, MENDO is fully dedicated to sharing the love for beautiful books. From the hundreds and thousands of books that are being published every year, people rely on MENDO to select the finest and most relevant ones. MENDO curates on very specific topics: photography, fashion, traveling, lifestyle, culinary books, interior & architecture and graphic design. Moreover, MENDO is known for its unique selection of collector’s editions on display in the store.
MENDO is unlike your regular bookstore. MENDO’s Roy Rietstap: “We’re known for curating visually inspiring books, but my aim is to extend what we are really about, which is connecting different generations and cultures with a common love for aesthetically and visually pleasing books. I think that simply selling books is not that interesting anymore. People can buy any product they want online. The inspiration, the people, and the overall atmosphere is what matters most and our new store is the place where you will find just that.”

Visit us

MENDO’s Flagship store is located at De L'Europe Amsterdam

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 10
1012 CP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Opening hours
Mon. closed
Tue. 10 am - 6 pm
Wed. 10 am - 6 pm
Thu. 10 am - 6 pm
Fri. 10 am - 6 pm
Sat. 10 am - 6 pm
Sun. 11 am - 5 pm

‘What we are really about is connecting different generations and cultures with a common love for aesthetically and visually pleasing books.’

Roy Rietstap - MENDO

Like in our store in the Berenstraat, the basis for our new store at Hotel De L’Europe is books. The space, formerly known as the Johannes van Dam chamber, already had an impressive collection of books that will be transferred to a library in the hotel and replaced with MENDO books. However, the bookshelves are the only thing that will be the same, the rest has been completely redesigned by our friends from Nicemakers.

Like in our store in the Berenstraat, the basis for our new store at Hotel De L’Europe is books. The space, formerly known as the Johannes van Dam chamber, already had an impressive collection of books that will be transferred to a library in the hotel and replaced with MENDO books. However, the bookshelves are the only thing that will be the same, the rest has been completely redesigned by our friends from Nicemakers.

Nicemakers redesigned the space with the past in mind, but also added bespoke elements to make it uniquely new. New furniture, custom made lighting, and redesigned doors will turn the former event space into a cozy new library that makes you feel comfortable as well as inspired. When Hotel De L’Europe asked Nicemakers to restyle their entire hotel, Nicemakers thought of MENDO as one of the new brands to be a part of it. For Nicemakers’ Head of Design Lotti Lorenzetti, the essence of Hotel De L’Europe is its Amsterdam identity. “We wanted De L’Europe to be a hotel in Amsterdam for the people in Amsterdam,” she explains. “MENDO is so quintessentially Amsterdam and represents a popular destination for so many people from Amsterdam. Over the years, MENDO has become a part of Nicemakers in both our professional and personal path, so we didn’t have to think twice about who we wanted to involve in the project.”

MENDO.nl eCommerce site of the Year
Our award-winning webshop, created in collaboration with Build in Amsterdam, is an online translation of our physical store and philosophy. Keitaro Suzuki, member of the jury of Awwwards, said: "This sophistication is born from the balance of functionality and visuality and animation. Everything is expressing the atmosphere of the brand."

Build's co-founder Daan Klaver adds: "Mendo sells the most beautiful books in the world: we wanted the site to be one great stage for their books. It’s a unique experience to buy a book in the physical Mendo store, and we wanted to match that feeling online."

'MENDO equals book porn.'
'MENDO equals book porn.'

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