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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 24 February 2015

I love this library... The architecture, the view for each floor where chairs are provided for you to sit and contemplate, the vast collection of books and accessible computer terminals and finally, the top floor cafe with great cafe food and a summer terrace from...More

Thank clarabella_melb
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Most rude, tourist unfriendly person I have ever met. I went on 26th of december on 5th floor on search of medicine books in the 'greatest librabry of netherlands'. Right! I looked a bit on my own and not finding any department I approached the...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2015

In the years we have lived here, we have invariably come to the central library at least once a month. They have a fun collection of books, including quite a few graphic novels, a good collection of films and music. It's also just a nice...More

Thank Tony A
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Being an avid reader, this library is one of my favorite corners of Amsterdam to " hang-out " on any season of the year. Excellent location : not far from Central Station and on to the rest of the city's tourist attractions. International newspapers. Excellent...More

Thank Rainbowtravelgirl
Reviewed 21 February 2015

there are hundreds of computer terminqals (almost all the time occupied), it's a terrific library and don't forget the cellar with all the childrens books - like and art museum! On top a balcony with great view over Amsterdam and a good lunchroom (self service)

Thank sarah b
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Modern building with all facilities. Visit the excellent 7th floor cafe to enjoy the great self-service food choice and the summer views from the terrace.

Thank BonzoNetherlands
Reviewed 20 February 2015

I visited the central OBA library a number of times. It is one of my favorite place in Amsterdam, but then, I love books and information. If you don't it still is a great place to visit, as it has a la Place restaurant on...More

Thank Archimara
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The top floor restaurant with stunning views across Amsterdam and lovely food. Also chairs dotted on every floor by the windows to just read and relax... Heavenly.

Thank LindaValentine50
Reviewed 18 February 2015

It's near Central Station, go to the top floor offers a great and free view! The library itself is very modern too if you're into books.

Thank Charlotte F
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), a short walk from Central Station, offers amazing views inside and out. Visit V&D La Place restaurant on the seventh floor for a fresh fairly inexpensive meal with a terrace overlooking the city.

Thank jnoddle
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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