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Rotterdam Library - Central Library

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About Rotterdam Library - Central Library

The Rotterdam Central Library is located in the Laurenskwartier in the center of Rotterdam. Since 1983, the library has been located in a modern building on Hoogstraat. It is a striking building with steel pipes running from the roof down along the glass facade. The library was designed by the Van den Broek and Bakema architectural firm. The way the building is designed is regularly compared to the Center Pompidou in Paris.

Knowledge center and cultural stage

The Library is both a knowledge center and a cultural stage. In total, Rotterdam Library has 9 rooms for rent for various occasions. The largest hall is the Library Theater with a capacity of 174 people. In addition to an extensive collection of (audio) books, e-books, newspapers, magazines, (sheet) music, films and some special collections, including the largest Erasmus collection in the world, rooms can be rented at this location for any occasion.

Various meeting, presentation and workshop rooms

The appearance is a combination of classic and modern and the atmosphere is warm and intimate. The theater foyer has its own entrance for receiving visitors and also serves as a catering location during the event for walk-ins, breaks and/or drinks. The foyer can also be rented separately and is suitable for networking drinks or receptions, for example. In addition, the Rotterdam Library has various meeting, presentation and workshop rooms.

Close to the Markthal and Kipstraat parking garages

The Library is a 2-minute walk from Blaak metro and train station. The Markthal and Kipstraat parking garages are a few minutes’ walk away.

Naam T C R D M2 H
Foyer Theater 70 0 200 50 256
Bibliotheektheater 174 254
Anna Blamanzaal 15 12 20
Bordewijkzaal 20 15 60
Schoolmeesterzaal 22 18 40
Leopoldzaal 15 12 24
Filmzaal 40 10 30
Desideriuszaal 50 25 80
Centrale Hal 200 150 150 250
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