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“Nice bar, traditional, great friendly service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe de Pool

Cafe de Pool
Oude Hoogstraat 8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 6248710
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Ranked #1,104 of 2,463 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Aix en Provence, France
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“Nice bar, traditional, great friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Dropped in for a half pint whilst touring amsterdam. Great beer, great frites and bitterballen. Music a bit loud for during day. Staff really friendly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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UK
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Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
“Good place for a late night beer close to the red light district”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Cafe de Pool is a nice old style Dutch "brown" pub situated between Dam square and the red light district. It's a fairly small / narrow pub which serves a good range of beers. We visited quite late on a Saturday evening and the bar was full and had a really nice atmosphere. There seemed to be more locals then tourists here which made a nice change.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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“Typical good old pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Cafe the Pool is a bar like many lost in this part of the city, it's an institution that still has the charm of a 'brown' pub. It is a local to many in the neighbourhood as well as a resting spot for travelling exploring this part of town.
Great English pub in the heart of Holland!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Cafe de Pool, Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

Cafe de Pool is in the heart of Amsterdam (Oude Hoogstraat 8), and two bridges away from Dam square. This 85 year old cafe has attracted many artists and visitors for a nice beer and great lunch. We especially enjoyed the hospitality of barman 'Menno', his excellent sandwiches and the 40 spectacular art-works from Dutch contemporary artists. This is truly the smallest museum of Amsterdam, with the biggest bar ;-)

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