About Comics Shop Lambiek

Lambiek is the world's oldest comic shop and sequential art gallery, in the center of Amsterdam. Founded in 1968 by Kees Kousemaker, it has since been a popular landmark on the Kerkstraat, a charming street between Leidsestraat and Spiegelstraat, near the Leidseplein.

Lambiek has a global reputation for its impressive collection of comics and art from around the world, with many genres and eras, and is famous for being a hotspot for comic artists, collectors and fans. Festive openings of artist expositions in the gallery have become legendary, and we host many special events such as book presentations, workshops and the annual 24 Hour Comics Day.

Make your trip to Amsterdam an even more special one and come by to say "hello" and browse through our unique collection where you can find books and artwork by many renowned comic artists. Of course you can also visit our webshop. We ship all over the world.

Lambiek.Net, online since 1994, brings you the Comiclopedia - the comics compendium featuring more then 12,000 comic artists from around the world. We are always looking for some worthy new artists, and we welcome your comments and updates.

Read more about the history of Lambiek on our page about the shop's founder, Kees Kousemaker.