Cafe Hill Street Blues

Cafe Hill Street Blues, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, Cafe Hill Street Blues Reviews: 4.5/5

Cafe Hill Street Blues
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
About
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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Address
Neighborhood: Damrak
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 4 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal • 6 min walk

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tomA9058YE
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Nov 2021
Very pleasant place, we had a very nice time and enjoyed it a lot - waiters and waitresses are really friendly and helpful!
Written November 16, 2021
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Chanterries R
Podgorica, Montenegro1 contribution
Mar 2020
This place was just all around good Vibezzzzzzz. I was wooed by the eclectic aesthetics. Check it out!
Written March 10, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.
Written March 11, 2020
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Colette C
Leeds, UK19 contributions
Feb 2020
Our first trip to Amsterdam and the weather was so bad we spent most of our time in coffee shops haha. Hill street is not a coffee shop, it's a bar where you can enjoy what those coffee shops are famous for. Bring your own, get the drinks in and chill :)
We wanted somewhere that played reggae and google suggested this place. When we walked in reggae was NOT playing so we asked the bar staff if they would put some on and they did yay! The whole place is covered in graffiti and at first glance looks a bit dirty, on closer inspection it's actually really clean, including the toilets. Anyone can add to the graffiti, they just ask you not to write on the mirrors and glass. There are a couple of lounges that overlook the canal as well as the main bar area. We were there for about 5 hours, had a right laugh and met some fab people.
Staff were lovely with the exception of the tall Australian guy who was quite dismissive and not very helpful! Will deffo go back.
Written February 28, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.
Written March 2, 2020
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Dan W
Birmingham, UK37 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Have been a few times when visiting Amsterdam. My fave of all the coffee shops. Nice and chilled, no hassle from staff like mentioned at other more touristy coffee shops and the wall to wall graffiti makes for a different kind of experience. Always get chatting to folk from across the world on visits here. Cocktails decent as my partner can vouch for. I'll be back soon!
Written February 24, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.
Written February 26, 2020
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Ajwad A
Nazareth Iliit, Israel38 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Lovely kind team and cozy place. The waiter (thank you❤️) helped rolling some cones immediately when asked. Because of the friendly team and nice environment we kept coming the whole vacation to enjoy our time there.
Written February 14, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.
Written February 15, 2020
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Sam L
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful coffe shop and great experience with Carlos, the waiter. I will for sure come next time!!!
Thank you and just in case, I'm the black guy you served the beer to
Written February 4, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.
Written February 5, 2020
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noni_Sun
Cakovec, Croatia11 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
It was very nice there,like the pleace the music and the sevice was top,elvis is a good waiter! See you next time!(;
Written January 9, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.
Written January 14, 2020
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Ana Beatriz P
Monte Estoril, Lisboa, Portugal13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I’ve been here several times as I live in Amsterdam, and now that my friends are over I just wanted to show them the spot and have some beers. We ordered beers for everyone and hadn’t even finished them when a very rude waiter literally told us “to get the f— out” because we wanted to finish our beers before ordering more. Honestly never in 25 years of life had a waiter treated me and my friends this badly. He really ruined our experience, screaming at us like a madman. Don’t go here, unless you want waiters to be screaming at you because you didn’t spend more money.
Written January 3, 2020
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Written January 4, 2020
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Angrycustomer
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
We ordered beers for everyone and couldnt even finished them before getting kicked out for not ordering the Next One. wouldnt recommend unless you like bad service.
Written January 2, 2020
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We would like to apologize for your negative experience. We'd like to learn more about your specific situation and make things right. Please contact us in private message with more details
Written January 4, 2020
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Cristina V
Quito, Ecuador3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Its a cool place, you hear really good music, and have good options to drink, the service is great... recommended
Written December 29, 2019
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Thank you very much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you again. Hill Street Blues.
Written January 4, 2020
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