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Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam

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Why locals love it

Yes. The Public Library. Definitely not as dull as it sounds. Of course this place is where people of all ages go to study, read or borrow, but when someone starts playing the piano at the ground floor, the place turns into a home where everybody loves their neighbor.

Why you should visit it

The OBA is also a place where you can enjoy the city from a higher level. On the top floor there is a cafe/lunchroom with a roof terrace that provides you with a view on the city centre from the North side.

Special tip

Even though the Dutch word for public - openbare - makes it look and sound like there is an open bar, there is none. Sorry guys.

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6 Comments

Don’t now if it’s a place for tourists. But it’s a great place for studying. Can’t study at home so got the library to thank for my certification;)
Selma
Local
May 13, 2019
great place to hang out and read whether English or Dutch
coco
Traveller
February 11, 2019
panoramic view to city center
Tural
Local
January 15, 2019
Wonderful place for work and chilling out!
Laura
Local Ambassador
April 26, 2018
Will restaurant be open for breakfast or lunch on Easter Sun?
Beverly
Traveller
March 29, 2018

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