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Cafe de Dam, Louis Bar

#120 of 3,051 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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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very good! Very local bar without tourists.. nice snacks and good beers and a good mixed Gin Tonic! We loved it!

Thank Natalia M
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely little bar just off Dam square full of football scarves and beer mats of well wishes from travelers around the world. Beer prices about as expected for the location. Go careful on the stairs to the toilets - they have to be the steepest i have seen within a building! Barman gave us a warm and friendly welcome. good... More 

Thank adamskiiii
Johannesburg, South Africa
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was indeed the smallest pub I have been to and definitely the smallest pub in Amsterdam as they claim. Great atmosphere, good selection of beer, warm Gluhwein and a spunky bar lady. The drinks prices are quit good considering the proximity to Dam Square. This is not only the smallest pub but I’m sure they also have the steepest... More 

Thank Boschie
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281 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been popping into Louis' bar for over twenty years. Always a friendly welcome, great genever and good music. Hope the bar stays open, so many traditional bars are now burger and noodle bars. Close to Dam Square and the red light area.

Thank JJEnglandUK
Broadbeach, Australia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique pub. Great vibe with great music. The beers are cold. The mulled wine was hot. Staff were friendly and good location. Cheers

Thank Trent P
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us visited and loved this bar. It is very small but very unique and full of travellers items. Would recommend a stop here!

Thank NicDew1
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this bar, full of character and fun. Good music and great staff, went here on Christmas Day and it was great, don't forget to write on your beer mat!

Thank kiaigh
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice small bar just off of Dam Square, very warm welcome with a good selection of beers etc. Full of football scarves and other memorabilia. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. It does however NOT serve food to my knowledge, so Trip Advisor need to change their listing in my opinion.

Thank BIG N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Uniquely smallest pub i ever been. Nice atmosphere and great varieties of drink. Careful when you walk your way to the toilet, walking up tiny stairs after couple of drinks is a challenge.

Thank Shamalen
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly bar, very small, dubbed the smallest in Amsterdam, it adds to the charm. Situated just off Dam Square ice place to relax and watch the world go by.

Thank Colin544

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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
Good for
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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