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Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

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Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 0900
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All reviews top floor children's section great view of the city mouse house modern architecture central station beautiful building worth a visit rainy day libraries escalator nemo dutch canal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had about an hour to spend between dinner & our tour of the Anne Frank Haus, so going to the Openbare Bibliotheek was a perfect choice. We enjoyed a coffee while perusing the wide variety of magazines. Even for us non-Dutch speakers, we could...More

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is so beautiful and there is a seesight on the last floor. It is a library of my dreams! Cozy places to study and read a book. There is a nice coffe and wifi, clean bathroons and free and easy entrance. Simply awesome! A...More

Thank Cristiane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read in my guide book that this modern building has one of the best views of Amsterdam in the city from its restaurant terrace so had to give it a go. The highlight for me was the children’s department in the basement, a blueprint for...More

Thank ClareM2227
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not well known it seems by many tourists, the top floor restaurant serves good food and provides excellent views over the city

Thank Mel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views from 7th floor and amazing restaurant very reasonable one of the best places to eat. Fantastic salads and sandwiches.

Thank PVJBasingstoke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inspiring modern building with a restaurant terrace on the top floor giving expansive views south over the city - with landmarks picked out/explained. Free entry and the food is great too!

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting architecture and library organization. Also, going to the top floor and take only fly more, you'll be rewarded with an amazing view over the city.

Thank Frans K
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I visited the library on my way to Central Station. I really couldn't believe how wonderful this library is ! Housed in a nice looking building, the library has so many floors ! You could get a bite to eat or drinks here and work...More

Thank LindaS9108
Reviewed 20 September 2018

All new Building, great view on the town, open 7 days a week, nice choice of dishes for cheap Money (but high Quality), 5 minutes away from Central Station.... Just go :)

Thank Fabien G
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I cannot much write about this library because I did not have much time to spend at this place but if anyone does please spend some time here.

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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