Founded in 1990, Acanthus is located in a 17thcentury house, with cellars dating back from the 12th century, a national monument behind Utrecht´s famous cathedral, and surrounded by churches. The beautifully decorated chimneys and exiting inventory create an atmosphere of beauty and adventure.
Acanthus has become an internationally active business, specialized in illustrated books, travel, natural history, children’s books and ephemera. In addition, it maintains a fine inventory of popular prints, catchpenny prints, and paper toys. On a less regular basis one can also find books on art, architecture, science, printing techniques, photography & related, mathematics, optics, music, chess, horsemanship, books in fine bindings and so on … in short everything that we find interesting, beautiful, remarkable or even weird.
Achter Sint Pieter 180
3512 HT Utrecht
T: (030) 231 49 49