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“Must See” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)
Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020 5230900
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Ranked #2 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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“Must See”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Upscale cafeteria on the seventh floor of the city library
Openbare Bibliotheek
Oosterdokskade 143
Great views of the water; indoor & outdoor seating
Salads, sandwiches, pizza, desserts, coffees
Reasonable prices, good food

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The biggest library I have ever been to. It has literally everything, very modern, the view from the top floor is amazing, it is very well decorated and all in all it just looks amazing and I would recommand everyone to go there!

Visited September 2013
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“Great building with small modern art collection also!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Great building with nice staff. Security let us leave our luggage with them as we had just got to town and it was to early to check in at our hotel. The library is only 4 blocks east to Central Train Station. A small collection of modern art sculptures is a great addition to a great building. It also has a very nice restaurant on the top floor so you can get a bite to eat and look out over the city.

Visited August 2013
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“Big Library right on the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Big library, plenty of places to read and chill, et cetera. There is even a piano to play on the ground floor. And a restaurant at the very top of the library. Only drawback is having to pay to use the toilet.

Visited July 2013
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“yes the library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The interior is just plain a knockout. Someone even pl aged the piano while we were there. This is what a library should be.

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