The Waterhole Live Music Bar

The Waterhole Live Music Bar

The Waterhole Live Music Bar
4.5
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12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
About
The Waterhole Is A Live Music Bar In The Centre Of Amsterdam With A Varying Line-up Of All Popular Music Genres. We Have The Best Happy Hours Of Amsterdam Starts At 12:00 Till 21:00. For Some Play Fun We Have 3 Pool Tables.
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Kelly G
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A very busy pub, good music, pool tables and dart boards available. Lockers to keep your things absolutely great idea non refundable €1 or €2 depending on the size of the locker. I was well over dressed in a dress, jeans and t-shirt would have been great x
Written March 13, 2023
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Ryan B
Atlanta, GA928 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We asked our hotel concierge for a good bar in the area and he pointed us towards the Waterhole and we loved it! When we arrived there was a rock band warming up on the stage and we found stools at the bar which were perfect. They had a great selection of beers including Tripel Karmeliet my wife's favorite. We even caught the end of happy hour which was very generous and got a tray full of shots. We had a lot of fun talking the other guests, the bartender was super nice and the music was great. We will definitely be back!
Written July 27, 2022
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CBR
Ely, United Kingdom70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
I lived in Amsterdam for 7 years until 2013 and The Waterhole was my several times a week (sometimes every night) hangout on Leidseplein. Open late, great drinks, great live music, great staff... It is everything I want in a bar. I've seen it from quiet and relaxed through the day, all the way to packed with people crowd surfing during weekend gigs and every atmosphere in between. I miss it very much.
Written March 29, 2021
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Thank you !!!! Hope to open en see you soon !!!!
Written March 30, 2021
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Gareth E
Amsterdam, The Netherlands32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Live music is back in Amsterdam and The Waterhole is leading the way. Wednesday night’s jam session with Stan, Joyce and Sin (of Fischer Z) was high class fun! Some cool jammers and great to take part. Some new beers on tap, including the delicious Punk IPA. As always, friendly bar staff and helpful sound engineer. I made new friends from Czech Republic, Hungary and Haarlem!
Written July 3, 2021
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dazzamanton
Warwick, UK30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This place would of got 5 stars if they didn't have the rudest bar lady I have ever across serving. The look of disgust she gave my wife because she asked if she could have her wine in a wine glass instead of the pint glass they served it in. She didn't get any better when ordering more drinks, wouldn't even look at you when you were talking to her. If the managers need to know who this lady is, it's the one with brown hair and was working there on sat 14th Jan.
Anyway apart from that, everyone else was great, the music was brilliant, they had an acoustic guitarist and he was so good. We loved it. He got the crowd going and the atmosphere was really good.
Just one let down which was a shame.
Written January 16, 2023
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James Morris
Sligo, Ireland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Great vibe. Busy bar with efficient and friendly staff. Happy hour between 2? And 9 is a very customer friendly option. Very customer friendly prices and deals. Ready availability of 3 pool tables is a good addition. Live rock music is a great asset to the bar. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
Written July 22, 2023
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Ian C
Catterick, UK281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Stopped in for lunchtime drinks. Greeted by a lovely barmaid who was really welcoming and seemed genuinely happy to be working there. Really attentive and offered us the drinks promo that was on. Happy hour 12-9!! Bavaria on tap along with a good selection of bottles including La Chouffe!
I’d guess it would be very busy if an evening and most likely a lively spot. There was a stage with live bands on at night.
Well worth stopping by.
Written February 20, 2020
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Annika H
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful time at the Water Hole in Mullet Bay. The food was really good. The views were beautiful and we will definitely come back over.

But the most special part: We loved the special service of Dora and her kind attention to us.
Written March 3, 2023
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Konrad86
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
I had given my friend a bottle of wine in a bag. His bag was checked when we entered the place.
Upon leaving I found out they had broken my friend's wine and demanded *I pay them* a 5 euro fee. When I refused the bouncer through his bag outside. These people need to screen their employees better. This is my first time ever posting a review of a bar that is how angry I am at their horrible behavior. I have tried calling them 4 times now to complain but no one will let me speak to the manager!
Written November 30, 2014
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CLM_JY
St. Brelade, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I first discovered this gem of a bar 4 visits ago and have been coming back ever since because it just keeps getting better.
As with any venue, it is only as good as the staff. And though he has been mentioned in many previous reviews he deserves to be mentioned again in this one!
Peter is the star of this place. I have never known somebody working in hospitality to do so much and still retain a smile. It was a very busy Saturday afternoon and he still managed to serve a thirsty crowd, sort the pool table issues out, collect glasses and get the football on the screens for us. Who said men can't multi-task?
The previous night Peter was asking us what music we wished to hear too. I hope the Waterhole pay him well because he is a rarity and an all round nice guy too.

The Waterhole itself is a great venue. Very mixed genres of music but all good, There are 3 pool tables there, a smoking room a decent size stage and plenty of seating.
Also the midday to 9pm happy hour is a huge bonus which makes it easily affordable. We had the chance to see one of the live bands here too.
They played middle of the road rock and blues and were exceptional.
For rock music I would have to say this is my favourite venue in Amsterdam and having the EPL football is a bonus.
Written November 29, 2019
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