Libraries in the Netherlands

In 2016, there were 154 public libraries in the Netherlands, but this number has been declining since the 1980s, mostly because of mobile technology. Situated just east of Amsterdam Central Station, the Amsterdam Public Library is located in an impressive, modern building, spread out over 10 floors. It was designed by architect Jo Coenen, who also designed the KNSM Island and the Central Library of Maastricht.

Libraries in the Netherlands

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Located in the main building of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, this library is one of the main art libraries in the world. It houses a reading room and a print study room, where can be browsed in books, periodicals, catalogues of auctions and exhibitions, trade and collection catalogues and annual reports concerning the museum collections. The university library in Delft is not just a library, it is the largest technical-scientific library of the Netherlands. It is open 365 days per year, which means it is also open during national holidays.


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Located in Amersfoort, Het Eemhuis was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, an architecture firm based in Rotterdam. It opened in 2014 and houses four different cultural organisations; Public Library Eemland, Archief Eemland, Scholen in de Kunst and Kunsthal KAdE. The library measures over 5500 m2. The “reading room” in the central area consists of eight “terraces”.
De Boekenberg, which translates to the mountain of books, in Spijkenisse opened in April 2012 and was designed by architect Winy Maas from Rotterdam-based architecture firm MVRDV. It took 10 years of planning, designing and building for this mountain to be finished. It is a pyramid-like glass structure which houses an enormous pile of books inside.

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In the TU Delft Library, The Netherlands

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Bibliotheken in Nederland

Bibliothèques aux Pays-Bas

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The proceedings and debates in Dutch parliament are recorded verbatim by official reporters of the Parliamentary Reporting Office in The Hague. These recordings are stored in a four-storey library, built at the end of the 19th century. The architect, C.H. Peeters, was inspired by China, which is reflected in the colour scheme (red, gold and green), the many dragon heads and patterns in the cast-iron staircases and balustrades. Thanks to the leaded glass dome roof, daylight filters down to the floor. This impressive library has room for 30.000 books.

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