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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 yesterday via mobile

Go up to the top floor for great views and a cafe with a balcony, lift access or escalator, right next to the central station

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the elevator to the top and had a great lunch with fantastic views around Amsterdam the staff were happy and helpful

Thank unhappy640ttt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The view from the terrace is worth seeing just like the others are saying. It's free! Very modernized library.

Thank Stella L
Reviewed 5 days ago

i had high expectations but it was closed in the morning and not open till 1pm. The cafeteria with the city view was a little disappointing. Not a place to go out of the way for.

Thank Johanna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

SO IMPRESSIVE! Super Modern..Makes U.S. Libraries (Antiquated.By Comparison)HAS ANYTHING & EVERYTHING Any Patron.Could Imagine & Never Ever Imagine! Spectacuar Place. BRAVO Amsterdam City Officials!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is free to go up to the top floor deck which has a great view of Amsterdam. There is also a nice cafe on the top floor.

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was given this spot to go to by a Dutch friend of our Daughter who now lives in Australia. Very pleased with the 7th floor cafeteria, great food, drinks, smoothies are excellent, apple pie was wonderful and such ggod value for our money plus an...More

Thank PhilF7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, located close to Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum. The place is very spacious and full of light, good place for the kids too. Make sure you visit the top floor for the panoramic city view and (optional) restaurant.

Thank Leonid T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I happened upone this while I was wandering around city center, and it was pouring down rain. I stopped in to get out of the rain and really enjoyed spending some quiet time there. Interesting historical maps and info. Nice photo exhibit of animals currently...More

Thank AndGg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the best place to sit and read a book. One can browse information through books an CD as it has a good collection nicely arranged. As I believe that a book is a persons best companion so one is never short of options...More

Thank thepotsnpans
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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24 March 2017|
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Response from joe h | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free

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