The View (Or: Looking across Amsterdam)

The public library of Amsterdam is useful for more than just library related activities (or for borrowing a computer to let someone know your phone is currently dead). It also provides a great view of the city from the 6th floor.

Construction around Amsterdam public library

A view of the city from across the canal. I actually like the appearance of the construction equipment in this shot — the area was undergoing renovation when I visited in 2010. I am not sure if it is completed yet.

Here is a view of what the ground looks like below. Just don’t forget where you parked your bike!

Sea palace in Amsterdam

And there is the Sea Palace, a floating Chinese restaurant, as well as abundance of trees on the other side. I wonder how much the palace moves if there are any waves…

All in all, a great view of the city, and comfortable library chairs to sit in to look out over it all.



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3 thoughts on “The View (Or: Looking across Amsterdam)

  1. haha there are no waves there!

  2. Just wait until a canal boat gets too close and you’ll see what I mean!

    The canal ride we were on ended in the IJ river…that definitely has a lot of waves.

  3. Yes, you’re right!

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