The new central location of the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) openend in July 2007 in a 10 floor building designed by architect Jo Coenen.
It's the biggest library building of the Netherlands.
It's located at the Oosterdokskade 143 - 1011 DL Amsterdam at a 5 minutes walk East of the Central Train Station.
All floors have special corners and seats & sofas for reading comfort. Many of them offer a great lookoff of the Oosterdok and Amsterdam's old city center.
Basement - Children's corner
Ground floor - Entrance, reception & Toilets + newspapers & magazines + reading café
First floor - Multi media, CD & DVD
Second floor - Novels
Third floor - Travel & history
Fourth floor - Art & Music
Fifth floor - Health + study rooms
Sixth floor Philosophy & Social work
Seventh floor - Theater + La Place restaurant
50 Multi media work stations, 110 terminals to explore the collection.
11 print & copy stations.
On the top floor is a small terrace with a spectacular view over the Oosterdok and the old city center and a big inside restaurant.
Opening hours: 7 days per week 10AM - 10PM
Membership for 1 year:
0 - 19 yr free
19 - 22 yr € 14,50
23 - 64 yr € 24,00
From 65 yr € 14,50
Surcharge for CD, DVD, CR-Rom and Video € 1,00 per item for maximum 1 week.Garage: 1200 cars and 2000 bicycles
Fondest memory: Looking out over the Oosterdok from the top floor.
As i have my own internet i am not sure were to send you.
Ofcourse we have mcdonalds and starbucks here with wifi
There are plenty of bars and cafes around Amsterdam that offer free Wi-Fi. Personally I usually use the Irish bar at De Witte Tulp (The White Tulip) hostel on Warmoesstraat where they are more than happy to let you plug into their electric as well. Obviously you need to buy something (which is never a problem for me!) and to get the access code from one of the staff. Beer prices are quite reasonable and if you get peckish they also offer a sort of Irish-style pub menu.
Woermoesstraat is the street that leads to the Red Light district from Centraal Station and The White Tulip is about halfway along - watch out for the Irish tricolour.
For a comprehensive list of hotspots (free and otherwise) in the city click HERE
IF you'd fancy a beer or two, come to Sportsbar Alcatraz; the cheapest beer in town! Oh and football matches, pool, free internet, play your Ipod, smoking room inside... PLUS GREAT STAFF!!!!! On the van Woustraat 5, in the lovely neighbourhood The Pijp. Near to the famous Albert Cuyp Market, so after shopping u can warm up. C u there... Kiki PS I don't work there, just a big fan!!!
Fondest memory: Waking up after having Liqoriceshots (YIHAAA) in my favourite Alcatrazbar!
The library on Prinsengracht 587 (not far from the Leidseplein) is open on Sundays and has free internet access for half an hour per day. There is also a nice cafe where you can sit and write your postcards with your coffee.
Amsterdam Public Library
Fondest memory: Friendly library receptionists who, when asked if you can have an extension on your internet time say "yes.. I shall just pretend I don't know you" :))
Favorite thing: Don't worry about been off line during your trip, you will find a lot of internet coffes. One is the most popular color Orange, is big and they have some of them near tourist places at Amsterdam dountown