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Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020 5230900
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Ranked #4 of 306 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Libraries
Traveler Description: If you are visiting Amsterdam, do not overlook the new waterside Public Library (see: ARUP - design firm). It is a 10 minutes walk from Centraal... more »
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Paris, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Amsterdamers are lucky to have a place like this where to study and also a great outlook on the top terrace!!! free to visit!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Stunning views and a great restaurant full of different world food options which was far less formal than I thought it would be and great value for money

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Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I like visit the public library in the State I visit because in Italy we don't have this Library concept. The Central Library was very nice, comfortable, lighting. There are also one bar and one restaurant.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I just stopped in here to go up to the top floor and take some panoramic photos of the view, it is very modern and sleek inside and I understand you can get free wi-fi here. The view was very good, though a little boxed in. It looked like a nice spot to sit and sip a drink, and many... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

would like to have a public library like this in my city. As a tourist, the building is worth a quick look on the inside and out, unfortunately you have to sign in at the desk or something like that to get access to free wifi...that was lame.

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Nice and helpful staff. A lot of computers, and cheep to use

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Everyone should visit this library even when they are not a member. There are plenty corners to chill and read books/study/chat. Many computers are available with free internet. There are also restaurants and a theatre at the top floor.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

It's huge and modern! I love it. It's a nice place to spend a quiet afternoon reading, or watching a movie. It has a lot of magazines, newspapers, books in different languages, movies, games and music. On the top floor there is a restaurant, where yo could have a bite and enjoy the great view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Great library to visit. Plus we had lunch at the roof top restaurant. A little pricey but cool experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Beautiful view from 7th floor deck and restaurant. Went to the library to get wifi connection but had a lot of difficulty with the language and trying to join the library to use the connection. However the panoramic view of City Centre was well worth it.

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