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“Birds eye view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)
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Ranked #10 of 453 things to do in Amsterdam
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Birds eye view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Helpful staff, beautiful views from each floor. Unfortunately we were here in a really bad storm and power went off so we left.

Visited October 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Library Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I went based on the reviews, and we thought it was great. Seven floors! There is a GREAT cafeteria/food court style restaurant on the top where they sold very healthy tasty dishes. Great view of Amsterdam from patio.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing building but go the top floor to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

By chance after going to Nemo we went into the library. One of the recommendations is the view from the roof top. Nothing wildly exciting but we stumbled on a gem in terms of value in the restaurant on the top floor. Great choice, freshly cooked in front of you and good value. All the family had their choice of what to eat and were happy. Go there, its called La Place.

Visited October 2013
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Aerdenhout
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“ABN Bank was the name, vijzelstraat amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This building is amazing an milistone in banking history, and now an Library but also you can find your family roots becouse down stairs their is the facebook for the past !

Visited September 2013
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Milan, Italy
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“a really sociable library”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

As I strolled after dinner outside my hotel near the Central Station, I noticed a large, luminous building.. couldn't believe it was a library!
Open until 10pm also on Sunday, spacious as a department store, coolly furnished.
A wide selection of books in English and French. All can be borrowed also by foreigners, provided you've bought a card.. another thing quite unexpected for us Italians.
Ground floor is for children and is really lovely: round bookshelves curl, creating islands of peace, bedecked with sofas and pc's.

Visited October 2013
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