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Jazz Cafe Alto

Open Now: 9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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Great jazz music and good vibes

One of best place to hang out in Amsterdam. Fantastic atmosphere with good jazz music and drinks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shanaka K
via mobile
Live Jazz

Wish we would have found this gem on our first day! Lovely pub and great jazz. For such a small... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
St, Pete, FL
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Live jazz every night! Doors open at 21.00, music starts at 22.00 till 02.00 (and till 03.00 in the weekend)!
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Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115, 1017 PX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stadsdeel Zuid
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of best place to hang out in Amsterdam. Fantastic atmosphere with good jazz music and drinks. The staff are very friendly. I would recomanded to come in early to grab a front row seat to enjoy the music as the place is very small, it gets crowded very quickly. One...More

Thank Shanaka K
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Wish we would have found this gem on our first day! Lovely pub and great jazz. For such a small place the sound was wonderful. Lively neighborhood and lots of restaurants and pubs around. The musicians were very talented. A great vibe!

Thank shirleylee
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Researched music bars and found three of interest. The Bourbon, The Waterhole and Alto. Went to The Waterhole in May, enjoyed it, this my wife and I tried Alto on Sunday night at 9.30 for half an hour. As soon as we walked in we...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

If you want a unique and different experience in Amsterdam, then this is the venue for you. We went to Cafe Alto on four nights and we had the pleasure to listen to some very talented musicians and really enjoyed each night. The staff are...More

Thank Alan186543
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Great music, great location and great service. The place is packed with Jazz lovers, it is also not uncommon to go alone so donr be shy to pop in if you have no friends that love Jazz and if your gf is uninterested. Will definitelly...More

Thank Edu O
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to visit this bar by a friend that used to live in Amsterdam, we had a fab evening of live jazz from 9pm which they offer every night! The bar was in in exepected street with lots of bustle going on around...More

Thank Lannepitt
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

As a local I regularly drop by for some good tunes, a chat and a nice drink. New owners are great at keeping this THE Jazz spot in Amsterdam.

Thank Sven R
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We cannot recommend this place enough. Great location, great drinks, staff, awesome band and free entry! The music is great and the Sax player (Hans Dolfer) is world class. Highly recommended by the locals so come in early since it fills fast and the bar...More

Thank betty4910
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were in Amsterdam and love jazz. Jazz Club Alto was recommended by our B&B. We were not disappointed. The club is small like most spaces in Amsterdam but what great environment. Cozy and comfortable. There were 5 musicians in the band...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The music alive and the drinks was be the perfect circle for a nice time, great place for a time with the jazz music.

Thank Carlos G
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Joe C
16 August 2017|
Response from CalmTraveller75 |
Typical jazz club gear. And if you still have to ask, don’t go there
20 October 2016|
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Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. For sure. The Leidseplein area can get a bit rowdy with all the young, mostly British and American kids, running around being, well, kids, but they don't really frequent Cafe Alto. The crowd inside has always been very... More