Baby its cold outside…

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So its been cold now for awhile and strolling around town
would so NOT be in your benefit right now.

So what to do?
Well how about a spot in the city center that holds :

  • millions of books (also in foreign languages)
  • scenic views of Amsterdam
  • free wifi
  • lounge chairs to read a great book
  • art expositions
  • radio
  • a piano if you want to play
  • free internet + computer
  • you can finally sign up and get some books
  • and so much more….

The dutch are not only capable of building a country out of the water
they love  books so much you can find a library anywhere.
Proof of this is the new public library of Amsterdam Central: OBA.
On Oosterdok close to Central Station.

If you haven’t been it is about time you go.
It’s a great place where you can hang out if you need
some quite time to study or read a book and you
don’t want to be home.
And the best part the opening times:
Open Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 22.00 hrs.


To give you some extra food for thought here are some facts and figures:
  • 200 staff members
  • 84 opening hours per week: 7 days per week, 12 hours per day from 10am until 10pm
  • 1375 seats in both large and small scale spaces
  • quick-reference counter with expert advisors
  • 50 multimedia workplaces
  • 110 catalogue terminals
  • 26 lending machines
  • print and photocopying facilities
  • Pin and Chip payment possible
  • Education room for 50 participants
  • Accessible by train, bus, tram, metro, car and bike
  • 28.000 m2
  • 1,000+ seats (600 with PCs/internet/MS Office)
  • 270 seats in the Library Theatre
  • 6 Meeting Rooms (space for 25-75 participants)
  • Meeting places (Foyer, Restaurant, 2 reading cafes)
  • http://www.oba.nl = online 24/7
  • 1.200 parking places
  • 2.000 secure bike racks

How do you get there?
http://www.oba.nl/index.cfm/t/Central_Library/vid/53EFC44A-0B06-C2A4-F55441CFC9E5EEE8
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