The Book is Better


Welcome to the website of Bellettrie. We are a library for students, managed by students. You will find us in the Bastille, next to the Union Shop. In addition to the library we accommodate an Anime and Japanese Cultural Association.

Opening Hours

Bellettrie is open during the official opening hours (weekdays 13:00-13:30; 19:00-20:00). You need to register a time-slot beforehand. Registering a time-slot can be done in the reservation portal, by pressing the blue button below.
Konnichiwa, our Japanese culture committee, also has some events. They organise a Dance Dance Revolution evening, and anime-watching evenings. Dance Dance Revolution is played on Mondays from 20:00 onwards. More information on this will follow soon (tm). For these events you also have to reserve, using the same blue button.
Due to covid regulations, we have to limit our room capacity. If you want to be guarandeed of a spot during one of our events, you can reserve a spot in our reservation portal. Reservation Portal

Room Status

The Drakenkelder is closed!

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Our Collection

We have well over 10 000 books, spanning multiple exciting categories. We have a lot of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and also a collection of Comic Books and Manga. For people who read in Dutch, we also have a large section of Dutch literature, and traditional Belgian comics (stripboeken). The Belgian comics are also a great way to learn Dutch.

Extending Books

We have reopened. If you've been with us for longer, you may have noticed the website has changed in appearance. This is because we have a new website. When renewing your membership, you will get the possibility to register a Bellettrie account. This can then be used to extend your books. In the mean-time, it is possible to contact the board to get information on the possibilities of extending books.


Although the Netherlands is currently in a lock-down, Bellettrie is still going strong! We have two weekly activities:
  1. Dance Dance Revolution
    Every Monday (starting 20:00), we play Dance Dance Revolution in the Drakenkelder! With the anti-corona measures it's possible to play again, albeit with some extra regulations to lower the risk of spreading covid. Please review the rules and register on our registration portal. We hope to see you there!
  2. [On-line]Writing Evenings
    Every Wednesday (starting 20:00), we have on-line writing evenings. On these evenings, people support each other in writing, and talk about how to write stories.
Both of these activities can be joined from the Drakenkelder Discord.