EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.61 - Retail sale of books in specialised stores
Number Employed: 400

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-05-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 130
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 20-05-2021

Additional Information

Boekenvoordeel, a chain of bookstores in the Netherlands and Belgium, is planning to close 11 to 21 of its 86 Dutch stores. The closure will lead to about 130 job cuts. The Dutch branch of Boekenvoordeel went into bankruptcy in April 2021, as the stores were forced to close for a long time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming weeks, the company will announce the final number of stores that will be restarted. 

Boekenvoordeel is a chain of bookstores with 86 stores in the Netherlands and 26 stores in Belgium.