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Cafe Pollux

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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 121, 1011 AM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 624 9521

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Great bar!

Looked in here on a cold, very cold, April evening. Great atmosphere. Friendly guys running the place. Simple but good pub food. Good beer. What more can I say? Oh, yes they speak... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Looked in here on a cold, very cold, April evening. Great atmosphere. Friendly guys running the place. Simple but good pub food. Good beer. What more can I say? Oh, yes they speak Dutch as well as they speak English. And live music.

Thank JayBut
Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Omg wow !!! Where to start, perfect location right opposite the central train station, inside was lovely, comfortable seats with throws and blankets. Music modern and all generation's. Lights everywhere making it so cosy. Drinks and food brilliant and good priced. Much better quality than down the road in the square. Fleur was amazing more than happy to go out... More 

Thank ellie2610
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And even more amazing staff! I'm sure these people can make everyone feel at home! There is this cosy atmosphere and the service is impeccable. Totally different from these large, impersonal discotheques you expect to find in Amsterdam. Big thanx to all of you for keeping me company. I am definitely coming back!

Thank Lena Katrine G
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful service and the food was great! We had the pollux omelet which was delicious and serviced with a salad.

Thank MMRR10023
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Helen gave me 'drop', cheese and i will come back anytime!! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Nice bar good food and drinks! Everyone should visit this bar to enjoy pure Amsterdam hospitality

Thank Pedro H
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Secretly the best bar in amsterdam, sssssst!!!! Don't tell any one!!! Everything you want all in one place😍

Thank Douwe W
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Fantastic cafe next to our hotel. I visited last March and this February. So chilled and lovely staff! Drinks are a good price and the live music was fab! We will be back

Thank Emily T
Schio, Italy
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's weird, but the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, it's kind of a mix between a stereotypical american dive bar and pink/purple bonanza. the drinks and the prices are very good, there's also a jukebox!

Thank FSalin
Loughborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017

As the intoxicated friend in question (see Loveswellsurf's review below), I must also express my immense gratitude to the member of staff at Cafe Pollux who kindly cared for me and fed my friends on New Year's Eve. I am informed that you really went above and beyond the call of duty, so thank you and I wish you all... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I happened to be near Café Pollux for New Year's Eve, in the early morning. One of my friends was pretty intoxicated so we thought we could go inside to warm him up for 5 minutes before we continue our journey - and found a very welcoming bar with a staff member that gently gave us a few glasses of... More 

1 Thank Loveswellsurf

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