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Jazz Cafe Alto

Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115, 1017 PX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The place was closed. We had a decent walk to get there only to find out the windows where black... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Christian O
Delta blues in the Netherlands

After reading reviews on tripadvisor about this place we sought out this oasis of music on a rainy... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Ronald W
San Antonio, Texas
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Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115, 1017 PX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The place was closed. We had a decent walk to get there only to find out the windows where black. Luckily it was only a short stroll away from Burbon Street :)

Thank Christian O
Reviewed 26 November 2016

After reading reviews on tripadvisor about this place we sought out this oasis of music on a rainy Thursday night. We were rewarded with live music and good local beer. We had very pleasant time enjoying the blues that evening

2  Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Visited here on my wedding anniversary after a meal out as my husband loves a jazz bar. Really good, paid to get in and there was a live band on who were excellent! Drinks were not too expensive either. Really enjoyed our visit and if...More

Thank Travelbug36
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I've spent many great nights in Cafe Alto over the years with visits that normally coincided with the North Sea Jazz festival. Keen to have similar experience this time. Usual great music and good beer but let down by a confusing re-brand "Tough tenor". The...More

1  Thank AlanFrancis
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Live jazz in the center of amsterdam. Hidden in between the tourist traps you can find this gem! Make sure to stop here

Thank Thysart
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

If you are into jazz then Alto is your only choice. This is a small cafe bar with good food and lots of drinks. What makes it outstanding is the live music. The band is superb

Thank Kasikci
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We visited due to good reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. Great music and very friendly,this café is just how I imagine a jazz club should look, I loved it, only slight down side was the red wine which was not good.Hubby said...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great night, great music and terrific atmosphere. A gem of a club. Tuesday night is samba night and the band are first class musos. We will be back.

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely little bar, friendly staff, great band (Latin Jazz & Salsa, local & German players). Tuesday night was a bit quiet but hey, dancing to great music is just as fun when you get a bit of room!

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Had a wonderful time hearing "The Jig" last night. Place very small and opens at 21:00 .music starts at 22:00 so if you want to sit in the front come early. After an hour of playing the band took a break but said they will...More

Thank Ayelet Z
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As a female in my late 50s travelling alone to Amsterdam, would I feel comfortable in Cafe Alto? Thanks
20 October 2016|
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Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. For sure. The Leidseplein area can get a bit rowdy with all the young, mostly British and American kids, running around being, well, kids, but they don't really frequent Cafe Alto. The crowd inside has always been very... More
What kinda songs do they play?
25 September 2016|
Response from MonyMoLaVie | Reviewed this property |
Depends on which night you go because it varies. If you go to their website they will have a list of upcoming musicians.
Hany N
Do I need a reservation if I want to come tonight?
5 July 2016|
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Response from S_Pilchard | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We just turned up early as seats are limited. but no reservation needed.