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“Great library!!!!!” 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 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Berlin, Germany
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“Great library!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Stepped in for a few minutes just before leaving Amsterdam. Wish I had saved more time to experience all that this place has to offer. This is any book lover's dream. Also, it's perfectly organized and is also quite beautiful in its design. Each floor is a different subject or medium. There is an entire floor devoted to children... And it was awesome! There was an amazing dollhouse behind glass, great lounging pads for kids to lay on, and great little reading nooks as well.

We didn't get to eat anything in the restaurant, but it looked great. My only complaint was that I couldn't find a bathroom. The sign on the wall said it was on the children's level, but all I was able to find there was a bathroom just for children. All in all, fantastic place! Great access to computers, assistance, and plenty of work and meeting spaces.

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“Modern Library!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I love this place. There's a cafe on the top floor (6th floor I think) with a great view of the city. This library has internet and books in English. Sometimes small music events are going on outside the main entrance.

Visited July 2014
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“A treasure of books!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

One of my favourite places in Amsterdam. It is located near water and beside Music School and there is a piano inside so if you wish to play, you can! And there are so many books around you!

Visited November 2014
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“relaxing break from sightseeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went to the Bibliotheek after reading previous reviews, it is a lovely space, very calming, with plenty to look at. on the top floor there is a cafe which looked very good, with masses of fresh food at reasonable prices. We didn't eat there, but definitely would try t in future.

Visited December 2014
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“Chic bibliotheek!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

wow what a library, dont forget to go up to the top floor for a snack or a meal. Shame its winter and the balcony was closed. Well worth a walk around and a book browse. Really nice view.

Visited December 2014
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