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Cafe Hill Street Blues
Ranked #9 of 292 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Umm, its a "coffee shop" wink wink. They also serve beer. Whats not to like. Beers were a good price.

Thank cheezewiz
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Having visited many of the coffee shops in Amsterdam I really enjoyed taking goodies from other shops into Hill Street Blues to grab a coffee and relax in the back room on the comfy sofas. They weren't selling any goodies themselves, but were more than welcoming to bring in and enjoy what we had. Overall one of the most relaxed and friendly atmospheres of all the places to relax and enjoy.

Thank Jared M
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Love this place!
we originally went to the greenhouse effect and purchased a lighter during the visit and wondered what 'hill street blues' was on the back of it for.
Decided to check it out and were not disapointed. it's directly facing greenhouse effect but doesnt really stand out.
Once inside the floor, the tables, chairs, ceilings and even the stairs are COVERED in graffiti which doesnt half give the place a bit of an edge.

Theres a main bar area & smoking area (non tabacco) upstairs
and a smoking room (tabacco only) downstairs near the toilets.

Staff are friendly and efficient.
Drink prices are stupidly cheap! (toasties looked cheap too) and the atmosphere is amazing.
Ideal for spending a few hours in a relaxing enviroment.
Gutted theres nowhere like it at home!

Thank Nm-xo
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Love it! very chilled out and good music unlike many coffee shops! Love sitting on the couches at the back looking out over the canal!

We had so many hot chocolates and toasties! Came here every single day!

Their sister coffeeshop over the road is also very good!

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Excellent place lovely staff and generally cool place to hang out. Very welcoming atmosphere both day and night!

Thank Hayley H
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