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Jazz Cafe Alto Amsterdam

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Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 | Off Leidseplein, 1017PX 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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Live jazz seven days a week

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Great ambiance and great live music!

Whenever I travel I am always in search for a good jazz club. Thankfully Amsterdam has Jazz Cafe Alto. Located in the museum center it was walking distance for me and perfect for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
MonyMoLaVie
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever I travel I am always in search for a good jazz club. Thankfully Amsterdam has Jazz Cafe Alto. Located in the museum center it was walking distance for me and perfect for a last minute trip to Jazz Cafe Alto. The club is small and cozy making the ambiance perfect for an intimate jazz session. Drink prices were reasonable.... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyday in this jazz club you can listen to fantastic live music. Bands start playing at 10 pm, but the cafe opens at 9 pm and it is better to be there around 9.30 if you want to have a good table/seat (reservation is not possible), because later the bar fills up quickly and there are no places to sit.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent place to hear top-notch jazz in Amsterdam. I was there on Latin-jazz night and enjoyed a bit of dancing too. Great musicians in a wonderful setting!

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Cairo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved the place. Do not get turn off from the outside empty terrace! All the action are inside. We spent a very good Latin Jazzy night! It's indeed a happy place :))

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always go by Cafe Alto when I'm in Amsterdam. I never really plan these visits, but all the times I've been by there's been some solid jazz happening. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere really great and of course the location just off Leidseplein makes it very accessible.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Went to this jazz bar on a Saturday and was greeted by some great live funk & soul music - a great end to the day! It's an intimate space and does tend to fill up quickly during the weekends so try to get there early to grab the good seats.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Quite possibly the best night out I've experienced anywhere. Cafe Alto is the best place to go to find the purest, most intimate jazz experience. The buzz in this place is exceptional, and the owners were so accommodating and smiley. I wish I could go there each and every evening - just amazing.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Good venue for jazz music in touristy Leidisplein. No cover. Fairly sceney as the night went on. Great Latina band on the night visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My 2 friends my hubby and myself went in here for a while it was fantastic venue. The staff were really polite and clean & tidy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Just popped in for a drink and found the place just warming up for a full live music night,the owner Daniel explained that he puts on a different band every night and we found the place very friendly with good music and good beers.Called in each of the three nights we were there for a bee and the music.

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