Public libraries where I'm from do not stir any creative emotions. Not so around the world. The beautiful public library of Amsterdam is a must see tourist destination. From the whimsical children's floor to the futuristic musical collection to the top floor dining cafe, it's a great location in downtown Amsterdam. Escape the craziness of the city for a cup of coffee on a balcony overlooking the bay. It's worth the price of admission [which is free].