Best libraries in Amsterdam

Check out the top libraries in Amsterdam, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. OBA library of Amsterdam
1. OBA library of Amsterdam
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120 local reviews
143 Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam-Centrum
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+31 20 523 0900
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Florian
Welcome to the central library in Amsterdam, next to Centraal Station (careful, the map is incorrect in Air…
Maria Johanna
The Public Library is always a good place to meet locals. Often there are performances of music and live radio…
Hendra
Also known as Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, it's the biggest public library in Europe. Free internet! Free…
1. OBA library of Amsterdam
1. OBA library of Amsterdam
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120 local reviews
143 Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam-Centrum
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+31 20 523 0900
Florian
Florian
Welcome to the central library in Amsterdam, next to Centraal Station (careful, the map is incorrect in Air BnB). It is itself a nice…
Maria Johanna
Maria Johanna
The Public Library is always a good place to meet locals. Often there are performances of music and live radio programmes. The restaurant on…
Hendra
Hendra
Also known as Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, it's the biggest public library in Europe. Free internet! Free to read any books you want,…
2. De Hallen Amsterdam
2. De Hallen Amsterdam
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330 local reviews
47 Hannie Dankbaarpassage, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens in 4 minutes
+31 20 705 8164
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Jaro
De Hallen is an old tram tramdepot which is converted to a creative hotspot. It houses a film theatre, tons of…
Jossie
It's everything! Fashion, bikes, great food, excellent presents, great people, complete library. The building…
Jochem
De Hallen is an old tram depot which they have recently transformed to a multifunctional complex. Here you can…
2. De Hallen Amsterdam
2. De Hallen Amsterdam
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330 local reviews
47 Hannie Dankbaarpassage, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens in 4 minutes
+31 20 705 8164
Jaro
Jaro
De Hallen is an old tram tramdepot which is converted to a creative hotspot. It houses a film theatre, tons of creative (gift-)stores, a…
Jossie
Jossie
It's everything! Fashion, bikes, great food, excellent presents, great people, complete library. The building is an old tram-remise that's…
Jochem
Jochem
De Hallen is an old tram depot which they have recently transformed to a multifunctional complex. Here you can find a hotel, public library,…
3. De Hallen
3. De Hallen
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281 local reviews
41 Bellamyplein, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens in 4 minutes
+31 20 254 6437
ParkingPoint of interestEstablishment
Morly
Old tram hangars recently transformed into a hot and trendy centre of MEDIA, CULTURE, FASHION, FOOD AND…
C.H.
Hallenkwartier: The future of a neighborhood in development This prestigious 19th century neighborhood, right…
Zahira & Dheera
It's an indoor food concept, with various food stands you can choose from. De Hallen are old tram garages that…
3. De Hallen
3. De Hallen
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281 local reviews
41 Bellamyplein, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens in 4 minutes
+31 20 254 6437
Morly
Morly
Old tram hangars recently transformed into a hot and trendy centre of MEDIA, CULTURE, FASHION, FOOD AND CRAFTS. As part of this beautiful…
C.H.
C.H.
Hallenkwartier: The future of a neighborhood in development This prestigious 19th century neighborhood, right next to the City-center and…
Zahira & Dheera
Zahira & Dheera
It's an indoor food concept, with various food stands you can choose from. De Hallen are old tram garages that have been transformed to…
4. De Hallen Amsterdam
4. De Hallen Amsterdam
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88 local reviews
47 Hannie Dankbaarpassage, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens in 4 minutes
+31 20 705 8164
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Jolien
In the former tram depot, an official monument built between 1902 and 1928, you now find De Hallen Amsterdam…
Nikki & Laureline
'De Hallen' houses the 'Foodhallen', a grand movie theatre, galleries, workshops, a library and several…
Noa
CENTRE FOR MEDIA, CULTURE, FASHION, FOOD AND CRAFTS. There is cinema, public library and lots of different…
4. De Hallen Amsterdam
4. De Hallen Amsterdam
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88 local reviews
47 Hannie Dankbaarpassage, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens in 4 minutes
+31 20 705 8164
Jolien
Jolien
In the former tram depot, an official monument built between 1902 and 1928, you now find De Hallen Amsterdam. You can find indoor food…
Nikki & Laureline
Nikki & Laureline
'De Hallen' houses the 'Foodhallen', a grand movie theatre, galleries, workshops, a library and several restaurants. Check their site for…
Noa
Noa
CENTRE FOR MEDIA, CULTURE, FASHION, FOOD AND CRAFTS. There is cinema, public library and lots of different kind of foods counters + a…
5. Foodhallen
5. Foodhallen
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1008 local reviews
51 Bellamyplein, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
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Zahira & Dheera
Yes! New in our area are the Food Hallen inside the Hallen (I listed it as a street market, because that's the…
Maartje
This place is an enormous Food Court. All fresh, organic. It has bars, seating. Fridays and Saturdays are…
Robin
The new 'hipster' thing in town: an old tram remise is transformed into a foodmarket with all kinds of stands…
5. Foodhallen
5. Foodhallen
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1008 local reviews
51 Bellamyplein, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
Zahira & Dheera
Zahira & Dheera
Yes! New in our area are the Food Hallen inside the Hallen (I listed it as a street market, because that's the feeling you may get, but it's…
Maartje
Maartje
This place is an enormous Food Court. All fresh, organic. It has bars, seating. Fridays and Saturdays are soooo busy, but a great scene…
Robin
Robin
The new 'hipster' thing in town: an old tram remise is transformed into a foodmarket with all kinds of stands with street food, drinks and…
6. Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
6. Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
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13 local reviews
143 Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Short Stay
The Amsterdam Public Library near Central Station has a floor filled with kid-sized fun, rotating art…
Carmen
Enter library, take fifteen escalators up (or take the elevator) and walk to the outside terrace on the top…
Olaf
The OBA (Public Library Amsterdam) is much more than your usual library as it offers spectacular views of the…
6. Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
6. Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
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13 local reviews
143 Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
Short Stay
Short Stay
The Amsterdam Public Library near Central Station has a floor filled with kid-sized fun, rotating art exhibitions, weekly readings and…
Carmen
Carmen
Enter library, take fifteen escalators up (or take the elevator) and walk to the outside terrace on the top floor for the best view of the…
Olaf
Olaf
The OBA (Public Library Amsterdam) is much more than your usual library as it offers spectacular views of the city from the top floor. In…
7. Oosterdokskade 143, Nieuwmarkt en Lastage
7. Oosterdokskade 143, Nieuwmarkt en Lastage
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4 local reviews
143 Oosterdokseiland, Amsterdam
Street address
Daniel & Julia-Beth
The OBA is the largest library in the Netherlands. You can browse a huge selection of books, newspapers and…
Jeroen
The biggest library in Amsterdam! It's a beautiful place where you can read and rent books, drink a cup of…
Jacqueline
The Public Library (Openbare Bibliotheek) - it's brand new and gorgeous, and on the top floor is a cafe with a…
7. Oosterdokskade 143, Nieuwmarkt en Lastage
7. Oosterdokskade 143, Nieuwmarkt en Lastage
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4 local reviews
143 Oosterdokseiland, Amsterdam
Daniel & Julia-Beth
Daniel & Julia-Beth
The OBA is the largest library in the Netherlands. You can browse a huge selection of books, newspapers and magazines. There are also free…
Jeroen
Jeroen
The biggest library in Amsterdam! It's a beautiful place where you can read and rent books, drink a cup of coffee and eat at the restaurant…
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
The Public Library (Openbare Bibliotheek) - it's brand new and gorgeous, and on the top floor is a cafe with a terrace and view of the city.
8. Hannekes Boom
8. Hannekes Boom
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332 local reviews
4 Dijksgracht, Amsterdam-Centrum
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+31 20 419 9820
RestaurantCafeBar
Sarah & George
Locals love this tiny place with a giant terrace, especially when weather is nice. Great for a rest if you…
Hester
If you rent a boaty, stop here for a quick meal and maybe a swim during your tour. Hippy hangout. You can also…
O B  (Coby)
Gr8 place & location, especially in the summer, lots of outdoor space. Just beside a climbing gym & the…
8. Hannekes Boom
8. Hannekes Boom
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332 local reviews
4 Dijksgracht, Amsterdam-Centrum
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+31 20 419 9820
Sarah & George
Sarah & George
Locals love this tiny place with a giant terrace, especially when weather is nice. Great for a rest if you plan to visit the Public Library,…
Hester
Hester
If you rent a boaty, stop here for a quick meal and maybe a swim during your tour. Hippy hangout. You can also get here via the docks near…
O B  (Coby)
O B (Coby)
Gr8 place & location, especially in the summer, lots of outdoor space. Just beside a climbing gym & the central library. Nice people…
9. La Place
9. La Place
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13 local reviews
143 Oosterdokseiland, Amsterdam
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
020 523 0900
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Tobi
A good place to grab a snack with a beautiful view over Amsterdam. It's in the building of the public library,…
Ana
On the top floor of the city library, It offers a great view of Adam. The food is natural, tasty and at a…
Marjorie
Great from view from terrace on 5th floor Restaurant La Place in public library near central station
9. La Place
9. La Place
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13 local reviews
143 Oosterdokseiland, Amsterdam
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
020 523 0900
Tobi
Tobi
A good place to grab a snack with a beautiful view over Amsterdam. It's in the building of the public library, so if you want to catch up on…
Ana
Ana
On the top floor of the city library, It offers a great view of Adam. The food is natural, tasty and at a decent price. There's always…
Marjorie
Marjorie
Great from view from terrace on 5th floor Restaurant La Place in public library near central station
10. FilmHallen
10. FilmHallen
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133 local reviews
12 Hannie Dankbaarpassage, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+31 20 820 8122
Movie theaterPoint of interestEstablishment
Rowan
De Hallen is an old tram depot that's been converted into a trendy hub of activity. Including a large…
Walter
Cinema in beautiful restored old tram shed. The whole tram shed, with cinema, restaurants, library small shops…
Sasha
An old markethall with cinema, lots of foodplaces and a library to work at.
10. FilmHallen
10. FilmHallen
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133 local reviews
12 Hannie Dankbaarpassage, Amsterdam-West
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+31 20 820 8122
Rowan
Rowan
De Hallen is an old tram depot that's been converted into a trendy hub of activity. Including a large independent movie theatre, a food…
Walter
Walter
Cinema in beautiful restored old tram shed. The whole tram shed, with cinema, restaurants, library small shops and restaurants, is worth…
Sasha
Sasha
An old markethall with cinema, lots of foodplaces and a library to work at.
11. Eye Film Museum
11. Eye Film Museum
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660 local reviews
1 IJpromenade, Amsterdam-Noord
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+31 20 589 1400
MuseumMovie theaterRestaurant
Olaf
(Film Institute Netherlands) includes four cinemas, a film lab, a 1200 square metre exhibition room and the…
Ariane
At CS take the ferry (10 minutes, free) to the Eye film museum. It has a terrace with a spectacular view over…
Cata
Great cinema complex. Outstanding design and a great place to meet or to check films. Has free access to their…
11. Eye Film Museum
11. Eye Film Museum
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660 local reviews
1 IJpromenade, Amsterdam-Noord
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+31 20 589 1400
Olaf
Olaf
(Film Institute Netherlands) includes four cinemas, a film lab, a 1200 square metre exhibition room and the biggest film library in the…
Ariane
Ariane
At CS take the ferry (10 minutes, free) to the Eye film museum. It has a terrace with a spectacular view over the river IJ. There is a film…
Cata
Cata
Great cinema complex. Outstanding design and a great place to meet or to check films. Has free access to their library of shorts on the…
12. Foam
12. Foam
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503 local reviews
609 Keizersgracht, Amsterdam-Centrum
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+31 20 551 6500
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Laura
FOAM, or FOtografiemuseum AMsterdam, hosts regularly rotating exhibitions by both world-famous and up and…
R
Foam nurtures and shows upcoming artists in combination with exhibitions of well known photographers and…
Harry
THE Photography museum in Amsterdam. Upon request they can let you access its photo library with massive…
12. Foam
12. Foam
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503 local reviews
609 Keizersgracht, Amsterdam-Centrum
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+31 20 551 6500
Laura
Laura
FOAM, or FOtografiemuseum AMsterdam, hosts regularly rotating exhibitions by both world-famous and up and coming photography, video- and…
R
R
Foam nurtures and shows upcoming artists in combination with exhibitions of well known photographers and historical work. It has a gallery,…
Harry
Harry
THE Photography museum in Amsterdam. Upon request they can let you access its photo library with massive collections.