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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 yesterday

Superb views ove Amsterdam and drinks at a reasonable price. The seventh floor cafe in the library is a must. Our only regret was that we had just eaten, because the food served there looked fantastic. We will be back totry it.

Thank Jed W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I came to the library in the middle of a ridiculously windy day. It was such a great place to be after feeling like I was freezing outside! The library is very nice, and of course a marvellous place to read. The top floor also...More

Thank Liliana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The library is a lovely building which has world class facilities......on the top floor is a really nice fresh food cafe......food is so delicious.......it also has a very nice view from the windows and open terrace......next time you need lunch try it.....it's great

Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place of knowledge. Up to date library. Has computers to use. Lots of different reading material.

Thank 525francesl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to go, I was really surprised by the great cafe & views on the top floor. There and also interesting exhibits on the Lower Ground floor.

Thank Larraine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am so impressed. This library has clean bathrooms (20 cents) by the entrance, a wonderful, maze-like children's section, modern art/architecture, and a good rooftop cafe with an amazing view of the river and city beyond. This is really worth a visit; it's lovely.

Thank Sula213
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very nice and reasonably priced lunch on the 7th floor. They also have an outdoor patio with a great veis of the city.

Thank Bart4001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered the library from youtube as it was recommended as a cheap place to have breakfast. We went twice on our stay, Brilliant , amazing building. Breakfast was fantastic and for less than 5 euros for breakfast. You get a choice of up to...More

Thank dazmcb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The library was a lovely space with great places to sit and relax, the children's area was amazing and the views from the top floor were gorgeous. There was also a piano that people could stop and play which was a great idea.

Thank norwichgirl550
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Main library nr Ams Centraal Stn. Close to NEMO Science centre and Nat Maritime Mus. Beautifully laid out. Free to enter. 7 floors incl cafe. Good views. Away from tourists, quiet. Wonderful kids area.

Thank IntrepidTraveller777
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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is it free to go to the top viewing platform
24 March 2017|
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Response from joe h | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free