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“a place to be in amsterdam” 5 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 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Budapest, Hungary
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“a place to be in amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

central library amsterdam is the place one should visit while they are in amsterdam , surely there are much more to see but central library amsterdam is very unique and the experience you will have can be cherished life time

Visited December 2013
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“Fresh Fresh Fresh Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Top floor of library, what a find. Everything to choose from, all cooked fresh in front of you...perfect for lunch.

Only problem, menus not in English, but thats my problem ;)

Visited January 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“one of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

You can find all types of books, magazines and even they have a piano passing by strangers play. You can also visit Le palace restaurant on top floor with amazing Amsterdam view.

Visited January 2014
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“Great restaurant overlooking Amsterdam.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We deposited cases at station lockers and spent a couple of hours having lunch with a view overlooking Amsterdam.

Visited January 2014
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“Sam and Julia live here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you (or your kids) understand the title, no more needs to be said. This is the home of the 'Mouse Mansion'.

That aside, Amsterdam's bibliotheek is a lovely building housing an impressive collection of (largely) Dutch books.

There is an excellent bistro on the top floor that has great views over the city, and an excellent range of food and drinks at very reasonable prices. Defintely one of Amsterdam's hidden gems.

The library is a short walk (say 750m) from Amsterdam Centraal station. Turn left when you exit the station.

Visited January 2014
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