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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 oba escalator nemo dutch collection canal
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Reviewed 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Superwoman290650
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Visited with my family, Sunday morning for breakfast. Nice smoothies, tasty sandwiches and very nice environment. Highly recommended

Thank Platongr
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is a really great place to study - airy, light, great views out over Amsterdam. An immense resource of books of all kinds, plus sheet music, magazines and a really nice cafe.

Thank FionaL_11
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This place had been recommended, by family members, for us to visit the view from the 7th floor. We did this but also had a light lunch in the restaurant on this floor! Excellent food and service!

Thank Exonians
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The library as i sit in it now is a place that is a treasure chest full of knowledge, knowledge that leads to every path that you may be looking to go on, the building is big and there are 7 or 8 floors.the books...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Openbare Bibliotheek is a very nice library just 10 minutes walk from the Central Station, at the water. Perfect to read, study or just have a short lunch or coffee break on the top to enjoy the amazing views over the city - for...More

Thank TheBudapestConcierge
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Quite a climb up to the top of this newly open library but the view was well worth the climb. A good choice of hot and cold food with local beer and they did meal deals with the pizza. first place I've been that the...More

Thank AnneRKirkwall
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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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