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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 153 nightlife in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Jazz Bars
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Noord-Scharwoude, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great place, nice staff and espcially good music. This should be on your list if you visit Amsterdam and if you like good live music.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Cafe Alto is everything a jazz club should be; small, cozy and the musicians so close that you can hear them breathe. When we were there, we had the added bonus of the great Roy Hargrove sitting in with the Monday Night Trio, he played along the whole evening. Fantastic to see such a big star playing just a few... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very disappointed to arrive at the address and find the cafe in darkness and 'closed for renovations'. The website does not allude to the fact it's closed and there is no further information as to the duration of the closure.

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I visit friends in Amsterdam every year for my birthday. The Alto Jazz Café is always one of our first stops. Great jazz any day of the week, but especially good on Wednesday nights when the great Hans Dulfer performs. Go early if you expect to get a seat.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Friendly stuff, good value drinks and AWESOME music. If you are a music fan you'll love the place. If you like jazz and want an easy going evening with friends thats the erfect place to go to.

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Falkenberg, Hallands Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went there by chance. A cuban salsa band played. Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Dancing in the bar. Terrific ending of a pleasent evening.

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Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I've been to Alto many times when passing thru. Always been amazed at quality of music. Siskia Laroo is a powerhouse. Hope to catch Duffler one of these times. A lot of virtuoso performers. Sunday or Monday are great days to catch them.

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Geleen, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I live in the southern part of Holland, so I can't visit Alto as much as I would like to. But WHEN I go I take the Wednessday show with Hans Dulfer and his band......and every time it's like coming home!! God I like this place, Dulfer & Co AND of course the visitors from all over the world. Keep... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is how a bar should be, intimate and cosy, crowded, great mix of people and most important very good jazz music played bij the best musicians of the Netherlands!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Not there anymore, unless i didnt see it ! Went looking for it in the beggining of september 2013. Never found the place! Thought its a good idea of sharing! though its in an area where a loads of bars are! So you ll find smthn that suits you definitely

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