Public Library - OBA, Amsterdam

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Oosterdokskade 143 +31-20-5230900

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  • OBA - Magazines 7 Newspapers
    OBA - Magazines 7 Newspapers
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    OBA - Computer terminals
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    OBA Main Entrance
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    Public library

    by egonwegh Updated Apr 10, 2014

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    Interesting because of the exciting new architecture, and the huge amount of books that can be found here! Visited in May 2009. Revisted in April 2014 with Jennie and had something to eat/drink at the rooftop restaurant ("La Place" restaurant formula). Great view from here.

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    Amsterdam's Public library

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

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    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.

    Floor themes:
    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

    Computer facilities:
    50 Multi media work stations, 110 terminals to explore the collection.
    11 print & copy stations.

    Telephone: +31-20-5230900

    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

    Free entrance

    Tarifs 2011:
    Membership for 1 year:
    0 - 19 yr free
    19 - 22 yr € 17,50
    23 - 64 yr € 27,00
    From 65 yr € 17,50

    Surcharge for CD, DVD, CR-Rom and Video € 1,00 per item for maximum 1 week.

    Parking garage: Room for 1200 cars and 2000 bicycles


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    Public Library

    by Igraine Written Oct 14, 2007

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    The new public library is pretty spectacular. Certainly compared to the old one.

    But the biggest thing for tourist and travellers is the free 600 computers with internet.

    And enjoy the view from the roof, its pretty neat!

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