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The library is well worth a visit and has its merits - both as a building and collection.
The Boekentoren is a heritage library, founded in 1797, with extensive historical collections dating back to the French Revolution.
The Boekentoren is a modernist icon and protected monument, designed by Henry van de Velde in the 1930s.
There are so many stories in the Book Tower's heritage collection and building that can be told and shared. In this column, curators and other collection staff regularly take a look at this wealth and highlight a collection (piece), prominent figure or the building.