The "OBA" is Amsterdam's large central public library not far from central station. On level 7 of the library can be found a La Place Restaurant which is a good place for an inexpensive meal.
It has a south-facing outside viewing terrace overlooking much of Amsterdam.
La Place is a popular self-service Dutch restaurant chain selling hot and cold foods. The chain is owned by supermarket group Jumbo following the bankruptcy of previous owner department store Vroom & Dreesman.
You can find salads, sandwiches, soups, pizzas, noodles, meat / fish dishes as well as coffee, tea and cakes. Beer and wine are also available. Food is freshly made on-site.
On the Jo Coenen Terrace (named after the building architect) you get a sweeping panorama southwards of the city. Particularly good views are available of the green Nemo science museum which looks like a ship's hull. Note, there is a large concrete ceiling and wall which does restrict views of the sky.
If you are a fan of Italian food then the OBA library has a branch of Vapiano - a cheap pizza and pasta self-service restaurant - located on the ground floor of the building.
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V&D La Place OBA Essential Info
Opening Times: La Place OBA is open daily from 1000. Note, the terrace tends to be closed off in the winter months or during bad weather.
Getting There: The OBA is 5-10 mins walk east of Amsterdam central station.
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La Place, OBA Library (Level 7), Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam