La Place is one of the best-kept tourist secrets in Amsterdam. At the top of the massive OBA Library, open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., sits this popular self-service restaurant with panoramic views of the city and the NEMO Science Museum (an architectural triumph). Affordable salads, sandwiches, soups, pizza, noodles, meat, and fish are available. Beer and wine are served too. This makes a great pit-stop after a day at NEMO.