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Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 0900
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Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 0900
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Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice to see how build a real perfect libary! Nice restaurant with nice view. I just went there to see and not to eat.

Thank LEOH123456
Reviewed February 9, 2015

Not far from the central station, good location. Quite convenient for all. A beautiful place itself. Like all Dutch place, it's very well renovated and designed.

Thank CamnoENG
Reviewed February 5, 2015

This 'bibliotheek' was one of my favourite place in Amsterdam. It is huge, but always clean and quiet. It has a nice and different atmosphere. I suggest everyone to go and visit it.

1  Thank CarlottaCattaneo
Reviewed February 2, 2015

Travel to the top level to find a cafe offering many options. The view out the floor to ceiling windows is great. If you are there during the right season, the balcony will be open so you can go and take photos. Sadly, this balcony...More

1  Thank dragonsquareeyes
Reviewed February 2, 2015

What a forward-looking library this is. From the bar to the restaurant, to the hundreds of computer terminals to the variety of seating options to the student group-study areas, it's a gem. Go visit and you'll be inspired to take some ideas home.

1  Thank artichokeannie
Reviewed February 1, 2015

Located near the water this place is a masterpiece. So many books, lots of comfortable chairs and couches. There are computers that members can use as well as wifi. But those aren't free for regular folks aka non-members.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed January 31, 2015

Close to the central Railway station the public library offers more than books. Nice restaurant, terrace, wifi and a way to get away form the hustle and bustle of the city. Beautiful modern buildin as well and even when you do not speak or read...More

Thank werdlerswereld
Reviewed January 29, 2015

My man and I like books and being in libraries so we were partial to this library. It is indeed very nice, modern and full of light. We were under the impression there weren't that many books but we might have been wrong. That said,...More

2  Thank SiMoNGoL
Reviewed January 26, 2015

Loved the 3rd floor reading chairs alongside the windows- perfect view over the canals, watching the boats float by. Super helpful library staff. Plus a great lunch place with free 30 min wifi on the 7th floor.

2  Thank Lramirez2000
Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you are in Amsterdam and wannted to spend some time in reading, this could be the best option for you where you can use the internet,read , write and chat with your friends, additional things, here you can get free wifi,,, reco

Thank Jander B
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Response from joe h | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free