OBA Library of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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The largest of the capital city's public libraries, OBA Library of 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. Start your trip to Amsterdam by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • its pretty noisy here. I wouldn't reccommend studying here. the best floor u could be at is the 3rd floor. 4th floor is too noisy due to the people upstairs who are super loud! 
    its pretty noisy here. I wouldn't reccommend studying here. the best floor u could be at is the 3rd floor. 4th floor is too noisy due to the people upstairs who are super loud!  more »
  • Take elevator to the sixth floor and access cafe and overlook of the city. Childrens Library is very well designed. 
    Take elevator to the sixth floor and access cafe and overlook of the city. Childrens Library is very well designed.  more »
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  • Pretty amazing architt Internet only 50Mb but quick enough Has rj45/ethernet cables for internet but bring your own cable Massive amounts of facilities, literally everything No coffee/drinks vending machine but during the day a coffee house Beautiful building
  • Great place and atmosphere. The only bad thing is that wifi does not work :( you can get a library card online to borrow books.

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