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“Worth seeing, especially the view from atop”

Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)
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$40.11*
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Amsterdam Bike Culture Tour: Off the Beaten Path
Ranked #13 of 539 things to do in Amsterdam
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This library is huge, interesting, modern and comfy. I enjoyed walking through it (even though I don't understand any Dutch). It's one of the coolest libraries I've seen so far.
They have a lovely café on the top floor and a balcony where you have a spectacular view over Amsterdam.
The library (just near the Central Station) is open daily until 10 pm, which makes it easy to find some time to visit it.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

I don't think there's a book that they don't have in their collection. The building is very nice. They have a collection in LGBT history etc also.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Just a short walk from Centrall station. Good choice of reasonably priced meals with a panoramic view of Amsterdam. The food is cooked fresh in front of you while you wait. A good and varied selection. You can sit outside on the balcony if it's not to windy or inside and still get the view - PLUS toilets which are few and far between in the city

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a beautiful building, worth a visit. Great cafe on top floor with gorgeous views. interesting exhibits

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This library is open late, open everyday and open concept. It is inviting and has a cafe on the top with a super view. The internet is strong and everywhere and the library has scads of computers aw well as a huge book collection. Super!

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