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Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020 5230900
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Ranked #4 of 303 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Fantastic building, clean, light airy modern, serves good food, good views of the city. Open till late.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

free, great interiors, great staff, great location!

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Alexandria, VA (Washington DC Metro)
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

My husband and I stopped by here on a Sunday morning to check it out and have a late breakfast. The breakfast is served cafeteria style and there is so much to choose from. So much beautiful, fresh food on display, it is a feast for the senses!! I had literally the best fresh squeezed orange juice I've ever tasted.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

We decided to visit here when we had benn walking around for a while. It was lovely and warm inside and you are free to have a look around. We enjoyed a coffee and a light snack in the cafe on the top floor which was relatively expensive but was delicious and being on the top floor, it has fantastic... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Nice view, if the terrace is open. The restaurant has snacks and meals.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Check out the cafe on the top floor for views of the city!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Miss the charm of the old location, but never travel without checking out local libraries. THe staff is sweet gracious wonderful. Building is relatively new. Worth the stop!

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

I was very impressed and enthusiastic about this excellent library. Modern and exceptional architecture and interieur, a very wide range of books and new media, amenities as a restaurant, computer for free, numerous places for reading and working, and stunning views to the city. If you are there with kids, don´t miss "Het Muizenhuis", a big model of the mouse... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

You can play the piano or just admire the space when entering the Central Library where books and bytes have found each other. The library has stunning views over the city, a nice restaurants with rooftop terrace, exhibitions, movies and of course books, books and some more books. The modern and light building is a very nice place to escape... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

The new Biblioteek beside Centraal Station and Nemo has a fantastic cafe on the top floor - fresh food, prepared ready for you (watch your steak sizzle!) is a fantastic, good valu location with brilliant views of the city

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