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Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

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Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 0900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the library on my way to Central Station. I really couldn't believe how wonderful this library is ! Housed in a nice looking building, the library has so many floors ! You could get a bite to eat or drinks here and work...More

Thank LindaS9108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All new Building, great view on the town, open 7 days a week, nice choice of dishes for cheap Money (but high Quality), 5 minutes away from Central Station.... Just go :)

Thank Fabien G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot much write about this library because I did not have much time to spend at this place but if anyone does please spend some time here.

Thank Superwoman290650
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my family, Sunday morning for breakfast. Nice smoothies, tasty sandwiches and very nice environment. Highly recommended

Thank Platongr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really great place to study - airy, light, great views out over Amsterdam. An immense resource of books of all kinds, plus sheet music, magazines and a really nice cafe.

Thank FionaL_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place had been recommended, by family members, for us to visit the view from the 7th floor. We did this but also had a light lunch in the restaurant on this floor! Excellent food and service!

Thank Exonians
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The library as i sit in it now is a place that is a treasure chest full of knowledge, knowledge that leads to every path that you may be looking to go on, the building is big and there are 7 or 8 floors.the books...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Openbare Bibliotheek is a very nice library just 10 minutes walk from the Central Station, at the water. Perfect to read, study or just have a short lunch or coffee break on the top to enjoy the amazing views over the city - for...More

Thank TheBudapestConcierge
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Quite a climb up to the top of this newly open library but the view was well worth the climb. A good choice of hot and cold food with local beer and they did meal deals with the pizza. first place I've been that the...More

Thank AnneRKirkwall
Reviewed 9 September 2018

If you are in Amsterdam for 1-day trip, this place may not qualify for the must visit spot. But if you are staying for a couple of days, this library definitely deserves a visit even if you are not a regular reader. As it is...More

Thank Maaz H
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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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