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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 - 4:00 am
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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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Great atmosphere & Friendly staff!!

We had heard about this little gem from a friend - so glad we got to experience this wonderful little cafe! Music was great, staff is tremendous, and the atmosphere is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had heard about this little gem from a friend - so glad we got to experience this wonderful little cafe! Music was great, staff is tremendous, and the atmosphere is enlightening. Loved it!!!

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Tours, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great atmosphere with a group of 5 guys playing really good ! The concert began at 10pm and finished at 3am. Only 5 euros to get inside. Large choice of beer ! Highly recommended !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We arrived just gone 9pm and the bans were setting up. By 10pm, they were rocking out and playing great numbers. We had to leave early, but would 100% return again. Word of warning: it's small, crowded and is a bar only (no food).

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Alto is located in one of the side streets just off Leidseplein, It's surrounded by restaurants, cafes etc & it's a very small narrow bar & out of hours if you walked past it you wouldn't know it's there. I arrived around 9.15 just as the band were setting up their equipment & to be honest if you want one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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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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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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Additional Information about Alto Jazz Cafe

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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