private dining

Looking for a breath-taking location for a drinks reception, seminar, delicious business lunch or a celebratory (company) dinner? The Open Kitchen at Babel allows you to enjoy yourselves on top of a mountain of knowledge with one of the best views of the city!

the amsterdam open kitchen

The private dining space, next to the restaurant and roof terrace, has a large cooking island and lends itself perfectly to private drinks receptions, dinners and seminars with a maximum capacity of 40 guests. You can find the various options for eating and drinking at the Open Kitchen in our brochure. Please note, these packages serve only as inspiration; we treat each enquiry as a customised request.

In addition to the Open Kitchen, the building has many more facilities for meetings, workshops, conferences and presentations. For reservations, an obligation-free quote or further information, please contact OBA Congres, your ideal partner for corporate events in the heart of Amsterdam.


Restaurant Babel
Oosterdokskade 143
1011 DL Amsterdam

You will find the restaurant on the seventh floor of the OBA Central Library, which is open to everyone.

opening times

Babel is opened everyday from 10:00 to 22:00h


getting there

Babel can be accessed easily by public transport – metros, trams and buses stop nearby. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from the stop at Amsterdam Central Station. The OBA Central Library is on the left of the Central Station (when standing with your back to the station). You walk past the trams and the Double Tree by Hilton hotel. At the end of Oosterdokskade, you will see the building. If you are arriving by car, please follow the signs to Oosterdokskade. You can park in the Oosterdok car park, for example. This car park is next to the Central Station and can be reached from the A10. From the garage, it’s just a couple of minutes’ walk to the Central Library. For more information, go to: Please note: the approach to the Oosterdok car park via Piet Heinkade will be closed for renovation works until early 2019. The parking facilities are therefore only accessible via the route: Prins Hendrikkade – ODE bridge – Oosterdoksstraat. There are free, covered bicycle-parking facilities underneath the OBA Central Library, providing space for 2500 bikes. You can park your bike here and collect it again 24 hours a day.