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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 2 days ago

This is the place to be when you seek knowledge. It has a large collection of books and one can enjoy a good view too. If hungry one can head to LaPlace restaurant and get something to eat.

Thank backpackisready
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like libraries this is one of the nicest ones I've been to, a beautiful building with lots of sitting/ learning areas, a lovely kids section, plenty of books in English too. They do *not* have free wifi (or even internet on the library...More

Thank danelran
Reviewed 1 week ago

7 story library that has a very insightful in how it relates to children, with little towers that they can take books up on circular platforms that look cozy, and adults have a modern library with a restaurant and bar. Great views of the city...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

For several months, I often came here to study. It's a perfect place for students in Amsterdam or those who happen to need some quiet space to do work. Mind you though, people here aren't the quietest. There have been times when I had to...More

Thank Shmnh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for food and drink and to enjoy a view of the city. Worth a quick trip for a cold drink. The views are terrific from the top floor.

Thank Patbro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful modern library with an outstanding kids floor and a terrific view, but it's still a library, and so you need to ask yourself if that's what you want to be doing with your time e in Amsterdam. We happened to be staying in the...More

Thank syzygymfl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The library is wonderful piece of modern architecture, however the children area is the shining star. it is the finest I’ve ever seen. The mouse house is a several story playhouse with many rooms. Each room depicts a different scene. There is a book which...More

Thank 662marc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very welcoming place for a quick visit or a longer stay. The library is well-lit, with many study carols and internet access stations. A large children's section is available on the lower level. The only reason I didn't give this a top...More

Thank Canadagirl25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This library is enormous for my standards, I appreciate the great collection of Dutch and international literature, friendly staff and the restaurant on the top floor. Great place for studying and great, central location too.

Thank el123iza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife wanted to sleep, and I wanted to read but reading in the room would have meant turning on lights, making some small sounds and disturbing her sleep. It was suggested to me to go to the nearby library. A most impressive building in...More

Thank Hanan B
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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