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Alto Jazz Cafe

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Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 | Grachtengordel: East, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 626 3249
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9:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

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music lovers must visit

We went on a wednesday evening, its a stereo typical small jazz club which i advise you to arrive early. where the band/s play there are 5 tables each side of the room which fill... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went on a wednesday evening, its a stereo typical small jazz club which i advise you to arrive early. where the band/s play there are 5 tables each side of the room which fill up quickly. The drink is of reasonable cost, 3.5 euro for a small beer. The house band on the night were utterly amazing musicians, we... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I saw it advertised in the guide books and thought it would be a good place to take my daughter to experience some Amsterdam night life. It was brilliant, much smaller than we expected, very busy but we still managed to get stools to sit on. Great atmosphere and no one hassled us.We actually went back a second night and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a tiny jazz bar. We went their two day's in a row and it was completely loaded with guests, but in some way the staff managed to get orders out quickly and smoothly. Both nights had the same main artist. Even though I don't remember his name he was excellent. The second night he had a young guest... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our daughter had been a few times and had told us it would be good, but 4 hours after arriving we'd been treated to 3 great acts, really laid back atmosphere, waiter service and a guarantee that we would go back the next time we're in Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a Monday night and while the bar was full there was no problem getting a seat. It is a good small venue for jazz with firefly stag and a mixed crowd who seemed to know their jazz. The trio who played that night were excellent three great musicians who played very well together and were still going... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went there a Saturday night, 5,- € fee, quite packed place. Got a seat at the bar, convenient for drink supply via the fast working staff, the band was marvelous. Places near stage are taken right after the place opens, so if you want to sit close, be there before 9.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited on a Saturday evening at about 11pm. There was a door charge for part of the evening of 5 Euro per person. We were given a cloak-room ticket in case we need to leave and come back. The cafe is long and narrow, with a small stage at the far end. It was packed - seriously busy -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a choice Bourbon St. or Alto cafe jazz, it was my birthday and we wanted something a bit different . what a night , we managed as if by a miracle to walk in as two people were vacating seats at the bar so we were set up for a good night , bartenders make a place and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Another superb visit to Jazz cafe alto: amazing live ensemble, a well stocked bar, and good vibes all round. Managed to find some stools to perch on and soaked up some smooth saxaphone. Come back to Amsterdam every year, and for the past 3 years this small gem has been on the agenda every time. Comes recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Small and perpetually packed, Alto Jazz is a requirement for those who love jazz. Open every night with a great line up of musicians. Drink prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is intimate and buzzing. I was hooked on the first visit and get back at any opportunity.

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Additional Information about Alto Jazz Cafe

Address: Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 | Grachtengordel: East, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 626 3249
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday 9:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

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