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“An unexpected great place to be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plan B Pool Hall

Plan B Pool Hall
Overtoom 209, 1054 HT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0208456221
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Ranked #30 of 307 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers, Amusement
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
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“An unexpected great place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What can be expected of a pool place? Dark place, a few (old) tables, a bar and hopefully some nice people. Your average pool place right? You come, you play, you leave. Reasonable time spent.

Not PlanB. It is somewhat hard to find, hidden behind a small alley halfway down the Overtook but boy is worth visiting. It starts with the building. Who would expect to find a pool hall in a church!! Yes it has been changed a bit for pooling purposes but I'm sure the almighty doesn't mind that it has been changed into a better place.

The light through the modern flamed glass, the height of the space and the wall paintings and arts make it a welcome place to be. For all the times I have been there the music was pleasant and never annoys in volume, sound and genre.

The tables are great and are very well maintained. There is plenty of room to move around and shoot the balls from anywhere around the table. When the place is full there is still plenty of room not to spoil the game.

As for the bar and staff I can only say that it all fits, or better, adds to the good vibe of the place. Staff is very helpful and just as good in the English language. Any question can be asked it seems. The bar is a fine place to sit and talk to people/staff or just watch the sports channels on monitors all over the place or on the big projection on the far end.

The kitchen is mainly for snacks and small stuff but a good concept is that you can order via the internet or phone (they'll do it for you if you like) any food delivery service. They'll make the table for you, pay the delivery on arrival and add it to your final bill in the end. Meanwhile you play your game of pool and voilà, food is served. GREAT!

I'm not a smoker, but there is even a grand smokers room one floor up (I imagine where the organ and/or the choir used to be. You can even play pool there too with a nice view on the pooltables below.

A fine and easy going bar, not the regular pool/game joint we are generally so used to.

Visited July 2014
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great stuff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great tables, beers and vibe!. Best was that they have 2 tables in a restricted smoking area.
Loved this place!

Visited June 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want a good beer served with a smile and maybe a game of pool Plan B is the place to be!
I have celebrated my birthday there a few times and the staff are attentive and always go the extra mile to make it a special night. Thanks guys!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Surprise at the end of the street!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

When you get to the end of the street you will find a sweet surprise. Nice art work, smooth tables and sports all around at big screens and television.

Is it is raining? Plan B
Favourite team playing sports? Plan B
Dart lover? Plan B
Looking for new pool mates? Plan B
Wanna play Jenga? Plan B
How about World Championship. What a great month it was! And so again in June and July? Plan B

Basically this spot became a Plan A to me. Day time, night time, weekdays, weekend. There is always somebody around to share a beer and have a laugh with.

Thank you staff and owners!

Visited March 2014
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“Excellent atmosphere ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We walked up to this place from our hotel around the corner for something to do.

Excellent pool bar with lots of tables, great music and helpful staff.

We arrived not knowing what to do and only being able to speak English.

Great space to spend time.

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