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Alto Jazz Cafe

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Sadly a bit of a tourist trap now, but decent jazz music nonetheless every night in a dark, compact, dingy old venue - just like it should be. Only thing that's changed in the 25 years I've been coming here since I first lived in Amsterdam is the lack of cigarette smoke (thankfully). Aim to get there just before 9pm... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I went to the club on 29/3/15 andhada fantastic time. The Jazz Quartet, Wouter Kiers Quartet, are not to be missed. The venue is in the old 'brown cafe' style andis small but very atmospheric. The beer prices are reasonable and they have craft beers in bottles. All in all it was a great evingout.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went on Friday 20/03/2015 with a group of friends from all over Europe, 11 people, without making any reservation, and we didnt want to leave the place! The music was fantastic! Just amazing! The singer was an american old man, around 60 years old, a big guy, with sports clothes and a big beard, that if you see him... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Fab music, Fab atmosphere, Fab beer. Not much more to be said. Gets a little cramped with the rucksack brigade but just lay back and chill to the music.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I loved this intimate venue and the top quality jazz music. The bar server was very friendly and the whole atmosphere was relaxed and yet enthusiastic. Amazing that live music is played every evening and no cover charge to get in. A real musical gem of a place.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We managed to catch the Amsterdam Saints, who were phenomenal. Amazing atmosphere and table service. Truly one of the coolest places on earth. An absolute must visit if you're in Amsterdam.

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Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I went for the second time in this club and i love it. Its just my type of listening to live jazz, The place is small, dark, nice atmosphere and interior. You can get up and dance next to your table or just sit, relax and enjoy the music. Both time i was there they had great live bands.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

It is easy to miss this cafe, and it is an odd shape for a music venue - long and thin. It is a bit scruffy, but the atmosphere and the music wasn't bad.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Being in Amsterdam for the New Year had been highly touted to us. The fireworks, the crowds, the noise! But where to spend a few hours before the fireworks at midnight? We were staying a few streets over from Alto, and it was a good choice. Although the 10 euro cover was a surprise, the drinks were reasonable and the... More 

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