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“A wonderful experience”

Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)
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Ranked #12 of 514 things to do in Amsterdam
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Right beside the hotel. Has everything and more than you would expect in a library. Worth seeing just for the building itself!

Visited October 2012
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“The most amazing library in the world”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Amsterdam. I spent a few hours reading in the super comfy seats on the 5th (i think) floor.
This library has the coolest kids section I have ever seen and if there are Dutch families living in Amsterdam who do not take their children here I would like to find them and have stern words!
This is also the library where New York Times Bestselling author John Green wrote the majority of his book 'The Fault in Our Stars' If I ever wrote a book I'd certainty be happy to spend hours upon hours in this place! There is also a restaurant on the top floor with breathtaking views over the city.
It's well worth a visit

Visited November 2012
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Perth
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“A fine library”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

A great library - had a play on their piano. Great for tourists who need free internet access on their many computers. Stocks a wide range of international newspapers

Visited October 2012
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Perth
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“A fine library”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

A great library - had a play on their piano. Great for tourists who need free internet access on their many computers. Stocks a wide range of international newspapers

Visited October 2012
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“Das Buch? Het Boek? Whaaa?”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

It had books
It had Music
It had DVDs
It had computers
It's a [--] Library!

OK, it also had a cafeteria. OK, it also had an observation deck on the 7th floor, which closed on Oct. 1. (Ahem, clean the windows, please)

If you like libraries, knock yourself out. I took an hour out of my life for this? An hour from my vacation? I want my hour back. It's overdue!

Visited October 2012
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