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Cafe de Dam, Louis Bar

Damstraat 4, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 5331
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“smallest pub” (21 reviews)
“smallest bar” (17 reviews)
“small pub” (8 reviews)
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Damstraat 4, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just popped in for a beer, ti y bar but very relaxed, affordable beer...2 pints for €10.80 Right in the centre of it all near the madam toussauds. Try it it's nice.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We can here after having a wonderful steak just down the road at a small Argentinian restaurant! Loved the bar and the barmaid was brilliant! We spent most of the night singin and met some great guys! What a brilliant place. Would 100% recommend.

Thank Demelza C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed At the Ibis main square the trains actually run through it,can be a bit noisy.Good location for visit hotel okay,as most hotels in main locations quite expensive.Great bar over the other side of square look for Victoria hotel its on the right corner chairs...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, with a great vibe. Reasonably priced drinks, with good music! Great atmosphere! Couldn't ask for better!

Thank xxsophbxx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a dark beer with my friends on a recent trip to Amsterdam & enjoyed some great music ( especially Soft Cell )

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this bar last time we were in Amsterdam and were very happy to see it was still going and thankfully it was although for how much longer I don’t know as the word is the landlord is taking it back...More

Thank drbaldy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this bar on our last day and had a great afternoon there. Bar maid was lovelly and acted as a dj playing our requests. Prices were reasonable. We didnt eat there so i cant commenton the food.

Thank Philip T
Reviewed 5 February 2018

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!!

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Cafe De Dam is one of the best and friendliest bars near Dam Square,it's a small bar but perfect ,great beers and fantastic staff make this a great place to visit. This bar is tiny but it has character,great decor and furnishings including a cool...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We have been in Amsterdam twice and are returning next month and cannot wait to visit this little gem once again. Super cosy. Lovely owner. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam.

Thank MollyHog
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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22 September 2017|
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Response from Celine_22121986 | Property representative |
We dont know yet.. we have issues with the landlord. He wants our bar for himself because its in huis building.
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Stevie M
25 July 2017|
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Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
sorry i cant answer the question - the bar is on dam square which is very central to everything
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Damstraat 4, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 624 5331
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