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Cafe Hill Street Blues

Warmoesstraat 52a, 1012 JG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 638 7922
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happy times

excellent choice visited a lot of coffee shops a lot of bars hill street was definitely one of top... read more

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phileddy3476
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Staff are pushy and rude

My best friend recommended this venue. A local we meet in a coffee shop walked us 25 mins across... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
jp302013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Conveniently located in the heart of Amsterdam, Café Hill Street Blues is known for its long history of top quality hospitality services, underground style and popular music events. An ex-coffee shop turned café and juice bar, Hill Street Blues stands out from the crowd thanks to its artsy interior, welcoming staff and unbeatable prices. Offering one of the best milkshakes and hot chocolates in the 'Dam, along with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, our hip café is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Don't forget to check out our Happy Hour and monthly specials for beer and cocktails at more than affordable prices! Buy your smokes at Green House Effect Coffee Shop, just a few minutes away, then come back to smoke it in one of our comfortable armchairs, while admiring the hustle and bustle along the canal! Our central location also means that we are just a few steps away for some of the city's best tourist attractions! Café Hill Street Blues can be found between the largest train station in the city, Central Station, and the oldest building in Amsterdam, Oude Kerk. The bustling canalside Damrak can be admired directly from our windows, whilst the quirky Sex Museum is just a few blocks away. Madame Tussaud's fun Wax Museum can also be found just down the street from us, whilst the Nieuwe Kerk is just in its vicinity. Considered by many one of the most iconic bars in town, Café Hill Street Blues is the ideal place to get together with a couple of your best friends for an afternoon chill. Fan-favorite music artists come and play to an enthusiastic crowd during the weekends, touching party genres like hip-hop, reggae, drum and bass and dubstep. The hip atmosphere and the grungy interior are the result of years of graffiti and artwork provided by none other than our creative costumers!
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Warmoesstraat 52a, 1012 JG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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+31 20 638 7922
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

excellent choice visited a lot of coffee shops a lot of bars hill street was definitely one of top ten for me very fun sociable people well chilled atmosphere great day will be back there again very soon .

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My best friend recommended this venue. A local we meet in a coffee shop walked us 25 mins across Amsterdam to visit it. We had one drink and left. The female waitress was horrible. We arrived found a table we getting into the vibe of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfy sofas, no hassle, good atmosphere. Waitress service. Right on the canal. Nobody to bother you.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome vibe,the coolest tags/stickers/tiny graffiti diy wall decoration.Best place to grab a cold beer and listen to latest dnb,hiphop music.Smokers friendly.Cool staff!Totally recommend it.

Thank J0Z_Travel
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Hill Street B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Hill Street Blues, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks JOZ! We hope to welcome you back soon. Hill Street Blues

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the HSB many times over our weekend and as always the music was perfect for the moment at any time, the staff were lovey, polite and helpful, the other customers were friendly and a good time was had by all. Can’t wait...More

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Hill Street B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Hill Street Blues, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much Jules! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So on Friday 01/06/18 I was hanging at the bar with some friends during the afternoon. It was quiet but my mates and I were having a good time so I had no complaints before anything happened. Just while chatting, all you hear in a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has always had a reputation of being a bit, shall we say sullen. I have been coming here since 2000 first as a coffee shop and now as a smoker "friendly" bar. Visited again on Tuesday night and the place was quite busy.The...More

2  Thank sarah197832
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Hill Street B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Hill Street Blues, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear sarah, thank you very much for taking the time to complete a review. We would like to sincerely apologize for the unfortunate situation. Kindly get back to us in private message with more details so we can investigate the issue.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

amazing full of art hidden spot in amsterdam perfect location to roll a few j and sit back relax and enjoy the view-

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Thank jerrycan123
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Hill Street B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Hill Street Blues, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

A gem right in the centre...pleasantly surprised with prices...A pint of lager out just 3.80 offering happy hour (for four hours) 😆 this is also a place that delivers chillin tunes, great coffee and the dj booth invites many rap and hip hop sessions ..people...More

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Hill Street B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Hill Street Blues, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Thank you very much! We hope to welcome you back soon. Hill Street Blues.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

I always visit this place when visiting Amsterdam. The decoration of the place alone is enough to visit but the staff is lovely as well and it’s not too expensive considering it’s in the center of Amsterdam. Definitely a must-see!

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Thank Isa P
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Hill Street B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Hill Street Blues, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Thank you very much Isa! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.

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Nearby
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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OBehan
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Response from kjmckaig | Reviewed this property |
I presume banana's. They are no longer a coffeeshop and don't have said licence to sell cannabis now. Is a shame because they had nice stuff but you can still take your own there, just think of it as a trendy bar/cafe that... More
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