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Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 0900
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I used to go to the top floor for really great meals. However, it appears that the food service has been awarded to another company and the quality and assortment of food has greatly diminished. Really too bad- it WAS real good! No longer- On...More

Thank H K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited many libraries in different places in Europe but this one is the most incredible library we've got to seen so far. It is huge and you just want to stay there for a whole day, reading, exploring, just being in a bubble. It...More

Thank Bfamille
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're seeking a little escape from the crowds, then visit the library. Great wifi and a coffeeshop on site.

Thank Antas17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Amsterdam Public Library is much more than a amazing collection of books. A Public Library 2.0. With a beautiful city view as a bonus.

Thank gmjngrs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is never enough time to explore. The place is huge, I could spend hours wondering there. I like to spend some free time there and do some studies in a peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Orangewheels_tours
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being an author, I've been to many libraries in my search for a good writing space. While I don't know if I would call this one my favourite (only because it's so busy it's hard to get one of the best work spots unless you...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Most books are in Dutch obviously but it is a nice lace to hide from the lively central area. The major attractions, train station and ferry piers are all nearby, so it'd be also a good spot to consider your itinerary.

Thank stpn_fz
Reviewed 10 December 2017

After you had lunch or dinner in for instance Vapiano (located inside the building) you can go into the public library of Amsterdam. In fact, if you go all the way up (where there is another restaurant) you can enjoy the view of the terrace...More

Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Clean layout, but inviting. Informative and eye appealing. Love the views and the restaurant. Easy to get to.

Thank Letsgetgoing3362
Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you want a quiet escape from the streets overfilled with tourists, come to the Library, a city gem. Lots of quiet corners to read, watch movies, browse. A rooftop cafe offers great views. There is a fairly ok English language section and a huge...More

Thank Dheera1
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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