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Cafe de Dam, Louis Bar

Damstraat 4, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 5331
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“smallest pub” (18 reviews)
“smallest bar” (15 reviews)
“small pub” (8 reviews)
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Damstraat 4, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

oldest and smallest pub in Amsterdam. Louis and his team really take good care! Fresh drinks and always time for a talk and a joke. It's a must-stop place!

Thank Albrecht R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We counted 14 in the bar on the day that we visited - and it was full! There are also a few tables outside. Friendly lady behind the bar (quite amusing when she suddenly disappeared - transpired that the cellar hatch was also behind the...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Smallest pub in Amsterdam - that is exactly all it is. It's cute, good for a drink and a story. Wouldn't spend a night there. Also worth visiting the toilet!

Thank James S
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely little bar, we called here as a party of 7 on a stag weekend, bar staff friendly and hospitable, drinks reasonably priced

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would one day write a review for a bar. Three days and two nights in Amsterdam will do the trick. Thanks to my husband’s legendary flair what is known to be the smallest pub in...More

Thank Cory D
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Right off Dam Sq this small bar is cozy and friendly with good beer.I only drank there twice but the same barmaid and she was great.Worth calling in for a beer

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Like everyone has said, its small. But very entertaining to go to, because it is very cozy and other patrons are close by. We went there every afternoon for a few cocktails and watch the world go by. The bartender was great, after the first...More

Thank A S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Absolutely fantastic bar. When they say small, they are not kidding. Its impossible to be alone in here. Within minutes you are drawn into a conversation because of the closeness of other customers. Definitely a place to visit. 8 people and it is packed so...More

Thank KENSouthWalesUk
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This place is great! The atmosphere, the beer, the juke box...and definitely the bar maid! It's a small place with plenty to look at. And if you stay long enough, you'll have to climb the stairs to get to the rest room. Good luck on...More

2  Thank Allen P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The writing on the window tells you this is the smallest bar in town, so expect to be brush shoulders win everyone in the place on the way in, whilst you're drinking, and on the way out. If you're someone who values their personal space,...More

1  Thank Al_Gale777
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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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

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  • Food
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After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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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