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“The best bar by far”

Cafe de Dam, Louis Bar
Ranked #124 of 3,750 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“The best bar by far”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

I have been to Amsterdam sooooooo many times now, I have lost count. One thing for sure is.......... I always call in to Café de Dam for a beer and a chat with the great staff. It is so small but I love it. Always a good atmosphere and good Dutch lager, mid priced bar for Amsterdam.
There are soooooooooooo many pubs in Amsterdam that have no atmosphere at all and all they want is your money! So get yourself to Café de Dam :-)
This is not a place for food, only drinking :-)

  • Visited July 2013
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Nepomuceno, MG
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“Lovely”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

A small and lovely bar with great location in Central Amsterdam (Dam Square). The place is cozy and has friendly staff. You are not allowed to smoke in there (loved it). The beer is not so cheap though.

  • Visited December 2013
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great little find”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

A lovely little bar with a great atmosphere. Excellent choice of beers and local spirits. Great spot for people watching. We visited here twice whilst in Amsterdam and both times the service was fantastic.
We added our names to a beer may and out it on the wall along with thousands of others!!

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Great little bar”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

A fabulous little bar, just off Dam Square.

Really friendly atmosphere, good bar staff and well priced drink. And Louis is a great host as well!

Just watch these stairs when you're coming back from the toilets!!

  • Visited October 2013
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“Best Pub in the town”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

This small pub is very cool. The prices are better than of surronding pubs. Go there and have fun if you can find a seat as this is also the smallest pub in Amsterdam:)

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