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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 via mobile

We visited the library due to our family walking. We asked to visit inside and the people there were friendly and kindly permitted us to join the library. I wish my kids could live and study in a place like that.

Thank Platongr
Reviewed 5 days ago

The top floor of this gem has a great cafeteria with beer/wine and an amazing view of old Amsterdam, and free!!!!

Thank Roddy66
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior architecture of the library is modern and nice, and the view from the restaurant on the top floor is good. It was fairly quiet when we went, and the library was smaller than we expected.. The selection of breakfast foods, at around 10:20am,...More

Thank Tori T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge, 7 floored library right in Central Amsterdam, a quick walk from the Cetraal Station. It has a huge collection, a kids floor and LaPlace restaurant on top (7th) floor. The view from restaurant is just too good. Perfect place to look at Ij, ships,...More

Thank Roots2Wings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amsterdam tourist guides and brochures never mention this wonderful place: the public library of Amsterdam. Located a few minutes from Amsterdam Centrum, this Library is a true oasis. It is a modern building, with 5 or 6 incredibly cozy, roomy, and inviting floors devoted to...More

Thank grehz2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here and were very impressed by the building, the layout and everything that was available to the public. On the seventh floor they also have a most wonderful restaurant with an outside terrace which has fantastic views over the city.

Thank Gerard O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is almost undescribable - the modern arhitectural style and almost sacral yet pleasant atmosphere which anyone can sense in this rich library. I was astonished, thinking, that any city should have a book sanctuary like this.!

Thank tajdahladnik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great children's area, unique architecture and interior design, friendly. adjacent to lots of food, good location. Recommended.

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant on the 7th floor with good prices. The library is very large ; the lit book shelves are an eye-grabber.

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a busy day of sightseeing, we stopped at the Central Library before heading to our hotel. On the 7th floor of the library there is a cafe with fabulous views of the city. There are both outdoor and indoor seating areas. It is a...More

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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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Response from joe h | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free