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Jazz Cafe Alto

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Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115, 1017 PX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Sun - Thu 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 pm - 4:00 am
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As from thursday the 8th of september 2016 cafe alto will change name: jazz...

As from thursday the 8th of september 2016 cafe alto will change name: jazz cafe (r)tough tenor in the old building of cafe alto.

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Delta blues in the Netherlands

After reading reviews on tripadvisor about this place we sought out this oasis of music on a rainy Thursday night. We were rewarded with live music and good local beer. We had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews on tripadvisor about this place we sought out this oasis of music on a rainy Thursday night. We were rewarded with live music and good local beer. We had very pleasant time enjoying the blues that evening

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Preston, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on my wedding anniversary after a meal out as my husband loves a jazz bar. Really good, paid to get in and there was a live band on who were excellent! Drinks were not too expensive either. Really enjoyed our visit and if we were in Amsterdam again we would definitely go back. If you love jazz this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've spent many great nights in Cafe Alto over the years with visits that normally coincided with the North Sea Jazz festival. Keen to have similar experience this time. Usual great music and good beer but let down by a confusing re-brand "Tough tenor". The internal decor hasn't changed but the new outdoor signage does no favours to the Alto... More 

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Thank AlanFrancis
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Live jazz in the center of amsterdam. Hidden in between the tourist traps you can find this gem! Make sure to stop here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

If you are into jazz then Alto is your only choice. This is a small cafe bar with good food and lots of drinks. What makes it outstanding is the live music. The band is superb

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We visited due to good reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. Great music and very friendly,this café is just how I imagine a jazz club should look, I loved it, only slight down side was the red wine which was not good.Hubby said the beer was great though. Would definitely visit again if in Amsterdam.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Great night, great music and terrific atmosphere. A gem of a club. Tuesday night is samba night and the band are first class musos. We will be back.

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Thank Nick P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little bar, friendly staff, great band (Latin Jazz & Salsa, local & German players). Tuesday night was a bit quiet but hey, dancing to great music is just as fun when you get a bit of room!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Had a wonderful time hearing "The Jig" last night. Place very small and opens at 21:00 .music starts at 22:00 so if you want to sit in the front come early. After an hour of playing the band took a break but said they will playing more rounds till 3:00 am. Highly recommended to Jazz lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Born and raised in Amsterdam my dad took me to this place when I was about 14, he told me that he had been coming there since he was 14 as well. Now I am 48 and my dad is 70 and we are still going there. This place is one of my favorites, lots of great music and a... More 

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