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Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 0900
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Reviewed 26 April 2015

We found the tram didn't really serve the Library, I guess people walk up or take a different bus, but it was a short walk (with some stairs) from #26 IJBurg tramline Musiekgebouw stop to the back side of the Library. It wasn't the prettiest...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2015

We just went for lunch on the top floor, which was great, but the view from up there is fantastic. It's got a lovely terrace to eat outside on, the menu is vast, all served from a carvery type counter inside, and cooked fresh there...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2015

We happened by the library and I had read that it was impressive building, so we decided to check it out. Totally worth it. Amazing building, inspiring really. There is a piano near the front door and when we walked in we saw a man...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2015

It's a large library with many floors. The cafe on the top floor offered a wonderful, delicious cafeteria-style format, with many tables and a great view of the city.

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Reviewed 25 April 2015

Public library's don't normally get very much attention. However this is not an ordinary library. It is a amazing building. The interia it wonderfully thought out and designed. Then to top it off it has breath taking views across the city from the 6th and...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2015

Bottom floor is full of children's books with interesting seating areas that kept our 2 year old entertained for a good hour or so.

Thank R G
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

My girlfriend and I walked from the city to this library for the sole purpose of having dinner. Had dinner at the cafe called "La Place" on the 7th floor which offers great views of the city. The library is really big and quiet. Toilets...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2015

Over the years we have seen the development of this dock area... From looking through the hoardings while the piling was completed, and now to our visits to the exhibitions on the mezzanine level, the admiration of the art works , IT and books on...More

Thank P G
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

Free, central library with a great little cafe on the top floor with great views of the city. Within walking distance of the central train station.

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Reviewed 18 April 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JVofCW4p_c Check out the view! We stayed for a few days and wandered around most tourist destinations. The view from this library was amazing and it was free to access. Loved the library too especially the funky kid's section.

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