OBA Oosterdok is the Amsterdam Central Library not far from Central Station. The library is the 2nd largest in Europe and has a small panoramic viewing terrace at the café-restaurant on the 7th floor.
The outdoor terrace has a excellent views overlooking much of Amsterdam.
The Babel café-restaurant on Level 7 (formerly a La Place restaurant) serves a simple selection of drinks and light meals. If you just want to go up to visit the terrace you are free to do so.
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 canopy which does restrict views of the sky.
OBA Central Library Terrace Essential Info
|Opening Times||Currently open 0800-2000 (Tue-Fri), 1000-2000 (Sat). Closed Sunday/Monday.|
|Admission Prices (2021)||Free entry to the terrace, although access at times may be restricted.|
|Getting There||The Central library is 5-10 mins walk east of Amsterdam central station. Go up the lift to the 6th floor, then take another lift or stairs to the 7th level.|
OBA Central Library, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 523 0900