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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%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“smallest pub” (15 reviews)
“smallest bar” (15 reviews)
“small pub” (8 reviews)
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Damstraat 4, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Came in across from the other bar which served really expensive pints so we decided to explore our options. Saw this cute bar and went in, lady serving us the beer was so hospitable and nice. Asked for her recommendations and got what we asked...More

Thank leonard c
Reviewed 31 March 2017

this is the smallest bar in amsterdam located just off dam square. we visit this bar every time we come to amsterdam. the staff are very friendly and the music is fab along with great service. we will return soon

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years. Always a welcoming smile and great service. Limited beer choice but the atmosphere and music choice playing at a reasonable level make this a great place to spend some time. Hungry? Nice pizza slices across the road which you can...More

Thank Rockhopperz
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Visit this bar every time I go to Amsterdam, Esther the bar lady is so lovely always has a smile on her face :) Louis the bar owner is a lovely gentleman and has always made us more than welcome. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Mags M
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Really great atmosphere. Friendly lady with fun attitude and sense humour! Definitely return. Worth finding, not far from Dam Square. Thanks for the laugh.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This was the place we kept coming back to whether just for shots or to sit and chill with a drink...it isn't named 'the smallest bar in Amsterdam' for no reason but all good things come in small packages! Celine the barmaid was fun and...More

1  Thank SunshineBoi
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Love it. A tiny but very traditional bar just off Dam Square. Great beer and wines are offered in old Dutch charm. This place has real character and you could easily relax here for a few hours, especially in quieter afternoon periods.

Thank ManchesterTravel_Fan
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, 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