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Alto Jazz Cafe

Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 | Grachtengordel: East, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
626 3249
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Ranked #10 of 161 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

As me and my friends wandered through mysterious streets of Amsterdam we came across this little bar, the sounds from inside, the sounds of live music , people talking and laughing, has drawn us inside. There aren't many seats, in fact there is not much place to hang around at all, but it has got the vibe. People from behind... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stumbled across this by accident and saw amazing jazz quartet. Fantastic little venue just of leidesplein square. great beer too :)

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Alto Jazz Cafe is a small music parlor which offers good drinks and amazing music. All the staff were incredibly nice, the people who were there were great as well. The music definitely made my night. When I went, a group performed original fusion music. It was hard to leave. I had such a great time.

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South UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A very small, intimate yet lively venue with friendly staff (thanks Ali) and most importantly great music! Consistently great bands and ensembles: we could have gone back every night of the year! A great crowd, with locals and tourists, it certainly fills up but there´s always space for one more on the dance floor (the bar!) Drinks well priced, and... More

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Skovlunde, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Cafe Alto isnt big, so if you want a seat to the evenings free jazz, come early, they open at 9, the jazz starts at 10. We had a great evening with a very! Good trio. To make it even better the drinks are very reasonable priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

First time listening to jazz live, wonderful experience. Good selection of drinks, efficient service even during the set. Got busy through the night, so arrive early for seats near the front

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Mixed local and traveling crowd, definitely there for the music, drinks were good value for A'dam, no food on offer so fill up earlier. Music was very good the night I went.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great little cafe/bar next to leidseplein - fantastic vibe into the early hours, best to get there before 10 to get a seat or good position to see the bands. We went for 2 out of the 3 nights we were in Amsterdam and both nights were great. It's basic but friendly and you need to be fairly fit to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We went here on a saturday night and the music was excellent. Table service as well which was handy as the bar was packed! Conviently located for the tram back to central station! Definitely recommend a trip here if you like live music and are in Amsterdam!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Lovely personal venue, full to the rafters, and friendly staff willing to make up drinks that aren't on the menu. Not quite big enough for a dance, but still very good to sit and listen.

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CafeAlto, Owner at Alto Jazz Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there James, thanks for your compliments! Dancing IS possible but only on your own square foot... Hope to see you again some day. All the best, Café Alto More

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