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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 October 18, 2014

A must see of the beautiful buildings in Amsterdam! And you've got to go up to the roof-top cafe to see the view of the city!

Thank Susie M
Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is MUST for Amsterdam visitors. If you not in love with books, you can probably become one here. If not you can rest in peacfull place and if you have a lack someone will play on piano downstairs for a half our. It...More

Thank lutakmoj
Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very nice library, huge selection.This is how all libraries should be like. It's absolutely beatiful, not the moldy smell of old books but a light-filled space, inviting you to read something.If you are passing by, get the lift to the seventh floor and walk out...More

Thank Ivanka N
Reviewed October 14, 2014

We love libraries, and thought that it would be worhtwhile to visit this one. It's long opening hours made it also an easy visit, they are open every day until 10 PM. It is a very impressive bulding, and it was also very impressive to...More

Thank Natania I
Reviewed October 13, 2014

Visited this public library on October 8, 2014 in the afternoon when it was cold and raining outside. About 10 minutes walk from the Central Station and next to the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton. This library has glass window and good view over Amsterdam...More

Thank Ping Ying L
Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was one of my favourite parts of Amsterdam. It's quite different from any other library I have been to. The open plan style of the library gives it a very open and welcoming feel. The library's collection was something I was absolutely amazed at....More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed October 11, 2014

It is among Central Starion and Nemo. The inside part of the building is very interesting. The design and the predominance of white colour gives you a relaxing sensation. Do not miss the top floor, where you will have a great view of the city...More

Thank SilvanaLF
Reviewed October 9, 2014

Spacious, lots to offer. The cafe on the roof top was fun and offered a fabulous view of the city and river.

Thank LockhartsUS
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great new architecture. The people that work at the library are friendly and there is wide variety of books you could read in the library itself. It wasn't possible for me to take a book with me, but there are a lot of quiet places...More

Thank SalvadorEly
Reviewed October 6, 2014

Once it started raining and you are in the area, it is a good option to grab something to read and sit on one of their comfortable pear shaped single couches facing the windows. On the top floor, where the restaurant is located, you have...More

Thank lalehgomari
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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