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Centrale Bibliotheek Amsterdam information
Unveiled in 2007, this symmetrical, nine-storey 'tower of knowledge' (its self-appointed nickname) is the country's largest library and has claimed a commanding spot in Amsterdam's increasingly modern landscape. Inviting chairs and couches are scattered around every floor, as are loads of free internet terminals (there's also free wi-fi). Relax in the top-floor cafe overlooking the city and water.