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Amsterdam Central Library Terrace

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. Note, due to ‘coronavirus’ measures libraries and cafe/restaurants in Amsterdam are temporarily closed.

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.

amsterdam central library panorama deck
Amsterdam central library panorama deck

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 Daily 1000-2200, only closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, King’s Day, Pentecost and Christmas Day. Closed until at least 25 May 2021.
Admission Prices (2020) Free entry to the terrace.
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

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