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“What a library should be!”

Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)
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Amsterdam Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path
Ranked #14 of 520 things to do in Amsterdam
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

The library is awesome. It's architecturally beautiful, and worth a look through. There is a great restaurant on the top floor with very fresh food, and an Italian restaurant by the entrance. There's an art exhibit space (free). This is where you can find same day, half price tickets for shows in town. I wish my town had a library like this - it's a real community centre and showpiece.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The uilding itself is something different. It's beautiful and modern with a nice restaurant. But the best feature is the great view at the top.

Thank Rosa M
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The "Openbaar bibliotheek van Amsterdam - OBA" is a great place to visit, not only to access an incredible number of books, music and other collections, but also to have a good simple meal looking to an amazing view of Amsterdam.

The building has 7 floors, including a theater at the top and a nice simple restaurant "La Place" at the 6th floor. The whole building has lots of glass, which makes the environment light and agreeable.

I went there for a training in one of the meeting rooms. The location is quite convenient, close to the Central Station in Amsterdam and having subterranean parking. The meeting room was a bit dark in comparison with other areas in the building, but it was quite comfortable.

There is a big area in the first floor attractively prepared to receive kids.

Thank JuPereira
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a incredible place, not only you can read a book, study, connect to internet or really rest, (they have nice couches to rest, in a quite place), but also you can go to the top floor, just buy a coffee and enjoy the views of the city from there.
Its a great attraction for tourist but also pimps the daily life of the local people.

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We went there to see how it was, and to see the view (you get to see the center of the city from across the river). It's an incredible, enormous library. The services are absolutely amazing, it's beautifully decorated and they have an art gallery which was actually interesting. I just wish we had something nearly as nice where I live, because it must be great to enjoy their book/dvd/music services. I'm envy! Worth the time to visit if you'd like to see a really cool first-world library.

Thank Rebecca E
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