Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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The largest of the capital city's public libraries, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam offers several floors of books and exhibits to explore. Though it may seem mundane to visit a library, the beautiful architecture, cafe, and other features available to the public make this one particularly noteworthy. View the two radio stations housed in this building, as well as the library's youth department, which boasts the famous Muizenhuis, a handmade dollhouse for mice built by artist Karina Schaapman. The impressive building was designed by Jo Coenen and houses nearly 2 million books. It frequently features visiting exhibits on art, literature, or design. Use our Amsterdam vacation generator to add Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam and other attractions to your Amsterdam vacation plans.
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  • August 16, 2017
    With granddaughter of 8 years, that crazy about books is, though, to the library. She was under the impression of the Department with children's books and the mouse House was totally top. In Hengelo, where she comes from the library is slightly smaller. Too bad the top two floors were not available. Thereby no top views.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Go up to the top floor for great views and a cafe with a balcony, lift access or escalator, right next to the central station  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Admission is free and it is worthwhile to see the ease of access that there are books and the way in which they are presented. Also the facilities in terms of access to computers, etc. From the roof terrace, there is a very good view of the area.
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  • June 12, 2017
    Beautiful library with lots of reading and study areas and a truly special children's area. The rooftop restaurant and terrace have nice views of the city and an impressive selection of fresh juices.
  • May 18, 2017
    I used to come here very often to study for exams, to meet up with project groups or when I felt like escaping the busy city center. This library has many nice study spots/corners and the view is stunning! The location is great too, because it's near Amsterdam Central Station. OBA has two restaurants; one restaurant with a panorama view on the 7th floor (La Place) and also an Italian restaurant near the entrance. Note that it's always super busy during exam periods!
  • July 6, 2017
    Love this library! Just teenagers never stop talking... is it normal thing in netherlands?
  • April 6, 2017
    Balcony has a fantastic view of the city. Great modern library, awesome restaurant on the bottom floor. Toilet facilities clean
  • April 26, 2017
    Beautiful, futuristic library with very comfy spots for reading and resting. Explore all floors, it's worth it!

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