Bibliotheek Rotterdam Rotterdam

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Bibliotheek Rotterdam – An oasis to be yourself

This is one of the first spaces that I reclaimed on my own in the city. The first time I wondered through the six floors of books and spaces to relax, I was astonished by the expanding idea of the library: not the classic silent box with forgotten books, but a living space with areas for learning and discovering the word.

The library in Dutch, or at least in Rotterdammer, means that place that you can go to study with friends, read the press, and play with your toddlers. All of this inside an amazing building with many lamps and windows that makes it unique.

There is a coffee, a kids-toddler corner, and, of course, a “silent” level where you can go and work without any noise or interruption. As with the rest of the building, be prepared to feel as comfortable as in the study hall of a friend.

The day I came to take the picture for this spot, I found everything that I love about the library incorporated in the first floor. A week after the World Cup had started, I found that just by the side of the monumental chess game and the automated machines to return books and videos the people at the main library of the city had decided to install a huge screen to follow the soccer matches… because this is a place where you come to be yourself.

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Hoogstraat 110, Rotterdam

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Mon 13:00 - 20:00, Tue - Fri 10:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 13:00 - 17:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)