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“Better than all the rest...simply the best”

Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)
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$38.30*
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Amsterdam Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
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“Better than all the rest...simply the best”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Even though I don't read Dutch I feel at home In this 7 floor media emporium. It is the Harrods of the library game and also has free WiFi and great views from the 7th floor cafe/terrace. Lots of non Dutch materials available to use and borrow.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Great View of the City”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Go to the 7th Floor - you will be overlooking the city and the harbor - great photos. Also, the restaurant on the 7th floor of the library serves delicious fresh food at extremely reasonable prices.

Visited June 2013
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57 reviews
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“Everyone to the Rooftop!!”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The building itself is impressive, but what we were really interested in was the view from the top floor!

The sweeping views of Amsterdam are amazing from this top level and there is a reasonably priced casual restaurant there as well. So anything from a drink to a meal is catered for.

Best thing of all.....it's free!!!

Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
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“Fascinating place !”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Would that we had a library like this where I live !! Modern architecture. Great self-serve cafeteria on top floor with outdoor terrace dining for views of the old harbour of Amsterdam. Ideal for lunch, a coffee break, afternoon tea. Food very good and reasonably priced. Won't break the bank!!

Visited July 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Coolest library!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Have brought a few friends to this fantastic library when they visit me in Amsterdam and it never fails to get ooohs and ahhhs...Check out the "Mouse house" at the children's section. And have a cup of coffee at the rooftop with an great view of the city.

Visited June 2013
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