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Jazz Cafe Alto Amsterdam

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Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 | Off Leidseplein, 1017 PX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9:00 pm - 3:00 am
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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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This place is a gem in Amsterdam if you like live music. It's in a great neighborhood on a lively street however it doesn't stick out, so you need to look for it. The musical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dan G
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a gem in Amsterdam if you like live music. It's in a great neighborhood on a lively street however it doesn't stick out, so you need to look for it. The musical talent for both nights that we attended was outstanding and I couldn't believe it was free admission. Drinks were pricey but maybe it helps pay... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Jazz then this is one place to go, but be prepared for the place to be packed. It is very popular with the locals not only tourists

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I literally had to be dragged out of here as I didn't want to leave!!! This is an amazing venue tucked away in the heart of Amsterdam. The musicians are out of this world; I was transported to another time. It is understated and cool, vibrant and a hub of talent. The greatest thing was that people of all ages... More 

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Daniel P, Owner at Jazz Cafe Alto Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you compliments. This is what we work for and what we love to hear! More 

San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Daniel P, Owner at Jazz Cafe Alto Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again! More 

Poznan, Poland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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Daniel P, Owner at Jazz Cafe Alto Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. This is what we love to hear! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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Daniel P, Owner at Jazz Cafe Alto Amsterdam, responded to this review

Hi and thank you very much for your review. The band you heard is called Conjunto Amsterdam and the are releasing their first CD on the 26th of this month on iTunes and everywhere. The CD is called ¡MUEVETE! Hope to see you again some time soon. More 

Cairo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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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Thank Patrick C
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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Daniel P, Owner at Jazz Cafe Alto Amsterdam, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your positive review! Sounds like you spent the night listening to 'Soul Catchers International'. More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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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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