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Cafe de Dam, Louis Bar

#143 of 2,994 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Damstraat 4, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 5331
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 03:00
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a nice calm place in a noisy busy Amsterdam. Good music, fair prices and a warm welcome in the cold of December. Genuinely a great pub you should definitely stop there for a pint or two !

Thank D9860YEchristopherr
Hasselt, Belgium
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little pub near the royal palace. The bar is decorated with lots of football scarves at the ceiling. Visitors can leave a message on a beer ticket which will be put on the wall. The bartender was a nice man who can tell some good stories which took place in the bar or Amsterdam. It's a nice bar but... More 

Thank Gertjan9
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small cafe with the traditional European feel where we stopped on a rainy day , seated in exterior and vibrant view of Dam square and a casual cozy feel tempted is to sit for hours on wine. The wine selection was good and the service was prompt. I would recommend it for a casual afternoon experience.

Thank Anvita72
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Little gem of a bar just off Dam Square. Right in the middle of the action. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff, particularly Esther.

Thank CatSheehan
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We enjoyed a few drinks in this smallest pub and had a window seat so we could watch the world pass by. Bartender very friendly and drinks reasonable. Better than people watching from Dam Square and cheaper! Enjoyed the fruit beer.

Thank Suzibeaton
Tallinn, Estonia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Small is the word to describe this pub. Cozy, really friendly bartender. A large Amstel is 5€, also serves Heineken.

Thank laurikoo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We sat last night and had few drinks, I have to say it's the best music in a bar I heard in this city. The bartender was very nice and friendly. I recommend this place to anyone visiting the square

Thank Maj B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This bar has great service, a great tune list and a great location. Highly recommend. We were able to sit outside and people watch while listening to a great song lineup ( singing along a little too ).

1 Thank Chris W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

nice to sit around and chill with a nice cold drink, usual Price of €5 a pint, but I wasn't on a pub crawl, just taking everything in, only downfall of sitting outside is though you do get harassed for small change, really think this should be cracked down on.. but didn't let it detract from the experience and atmosphere.

1 Thank Graham T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This bar is TINY! But the bartender is super friendly. She will make you feel at home. The patrons are also a lot of fun. Sidenote: the stairs to the bathroom are STEEP. So be careful on the way down.

Thank Nicole A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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