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“Large library, visit to take a look at the interior design :)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)
Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Centrum)
020 5230900
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Ranked #7 of 405 things to do in Amsterdam
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Large library, visit to take a look at the interior design :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Loved the interior of this big library. Near the central station, with a view over the water and surrounding architecture.

Visited September 2013
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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

what a fabulous resource for any city to have. a state of the art library in a steel and glass building with spectacular views from the cafe on the top floor. only wish there'd been free wifi...

Visited December 2013
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I just love the library - tons of great and brand new magazines and news papers and free internet if you´re a member. Last time, I did not bring my laptop - as it was pooring with rain... and was somewhat disappointed that so many of the available computers were out of order.

Visited December 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Magnificent architecture for the People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I visited to experience the architecture and what I found was that I not only experienced it but it sucked me in. I ended up spending an entire morning perusing the stacks. The building is an example of what happens when good design, beautiful architecture and functionality merge. A gem of a building that invites inquiry and exploration. Not only a must-see for design and architecture buffs but a must see for anyone with a brain. This is a library that is truly a gift to the people of Amsterdam.

Visited December 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Tourist? Go for the view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

You might not want to go to the Amsterdam library to borrow books if you're a tourist, but its top floor is worth a visit anyway! Go for a coffee or a bite to eat and enjoy the view of Amsterdam - on a par with that from the Sky Lounge at the Doubletree, just down the road.

Visited December 2013
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