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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 6 days ago

You want to visit the best rooftop in Amsterdam for free. Go to the library! Close to Central Station, this library is outstanding! Now, they have a small coffee on the ground floor but the best one is on the rooftop, an amazing view of...More

1  Thank R0SY05
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the library a few times just for the food. What a great cafeteria and the prices are greattoo.

Thank Dennellpennell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a second time a visited the library. This time I decided to take a brunch and do some laptop work from there. Coffee, smoothies and many things to eat, everything delicious and in normal price. Great view of the central. A little bit...More

Thank Platongr
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Amsterdam and I fall in love for the library. Huge, for free, with everything you can think to looking for! In my next visit to the city I will stop here for sure!

Thank eiscrizioni
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I used to go to the top floor for really great meals. However, it appears that the food service has been awarded to another company and the quality and assortment of food has greatly diminished. Really too bad- it WAS real good! No longer- On...More

Thank H K
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We visited many libraries in different places in Europe but this one is the most incredible library we've got to seen so far. It is huge and you just want to stay there for a whole day, reading, exploring, just being in a bubble. It...More

1  Thank Bfamille
Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you're seeking a little escape from the crowds, then visit the library. Great wifi and a coffeeshop on site.

Thank Antas17
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The Amsterdam Public Library is much more than a amazing collection of books. A Public Library 2.0. With a beautiful city view as a bonus.

Thank gmjngrs
Reviewed 21 December 2017

It is never enough time to explore. The place is huge, I could spend hours wondering there. I like to spend some free time there and do some studies in a peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Orangewheels_tours
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Being an author, I've been to many libraries in my search for a good writing space. While I don't know if I would call this one my favourite (only because it's so busy it's hard to get one of the best work spots unless you...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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Yes it is free