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Amsterdam Public Library (OBA)
Oosterdokskade 143, 3rd floor (IHLIA Plaza)
1011 DL Amsterdam
Subways, trams and buses stop near the OBA. From the Amsterdam Central Station stop it is a few minutes walk. The OBA is located on the left side of the Central Station (if you stand with your back to the station). You walk past the trams and past the Double Tree By Hilton hotel. At the end of the Oosterdokskade you will see the Central Library.
If you come by car, follow the signs to the Oosterdokskade. You can park in the Oosterdok Parking. This parking garage is located next to the Central Station and is accessible from the A10. From the garage it is only a few minutes walk to the OBA.
Under the OBA there is a free covered bicycle parking facility that can accommodate 2,500 bicycles. You can store and pick up your bike here 24 hours a day.
1011 DK Amsterdam
Telephone / e-mail
Opening hours IHLIA Plaza
Exhibitions and the book department
All year round without appointment and free to visit. Follow the opening hours of the OBA.
Monday to Friday: 08.00 – 22.00 hrs
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 – 20.00 hrs
Information desk (by appointment only!)
Monday to Friday: 10.00 – 18.00 hrs
Saturday and Sunday: Not available
Do you have a question about the IHLIA collection?
Our information service providers only work by appointment. Therefore first contact us via the above e-mail address and telephone number.