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Cafe the Minds

Spuistraat 245, 1012 VP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 6784
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Wonderful place

It's a hidden gem, this place. Filled with great characters, the bar staff alone are worth going... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
scott j
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dive Bar in the Canal Ring. Drinks/Smokes/Music

Good late night stop in the canal ring. It was relatively quiet when we were there. Bartender... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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22 Dec 2016
“Dive Bar in the Canal Ring. Drinks/Smokes/Music”
21 Feb 2017
“Wonderful place”
Spuistraat 245, 1012 VP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 6784
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

It's a hidden gem, this place. Filled with great characters, the bar staff alone are worth going for. Sit late at night at the bar and just enjoy the banter. Ignore the review below saying they are racist and dont like English: absolute nonsense. It's...More

1  Thank scott j
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Good late night stop in the canal ring. It was relatively quiet when we were there. Bartender controls the music which was good. Its a punk/rock/dive bar. We ducked in out of the rain while walking by. It was a favorite spot during the trip...More

Thank MountainsNOceans
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Been there a few times , great bar , but on the last three occasions i have noticed that they don't like serving English people , you go in and get ignored this has happened twice , if you are English then go somewhere else...More

Thank elgonzo
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Got recommend to try this place, and we're not disappointed brilliant atmosphere and friendly staff who couldn't do enough :)

Thank Nick E
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I've been to amsterdam 17 times and even stayed onm the spui, but this was my first exp of the minds. What a cool bar. Very punk and great people.

Thank scott j
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Sometimes crowded sometimes quiet but always a good place to have cheap beer and chill out with friends . Plus the staff fix perfectly with the place and the music!! Ohh yeah 👍👊

Thank NonCarloMaMagno
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Visited on several occasions while in Amsterdam. Mainly locals, punk music, heavy smoke and Punk/Metal music - if any of these bother you - don't even step in. Anyway, this is my favorite A-Dam bar. What a great wee spot!

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Fortunately we had a friend living in Amsterdam who was able to bring us to this little gem which is certainly off the beaten tourist path. There is a really strong punk atmosphere to the place which you can feel immediately from the clientele to...More

Thank Diddlydoo
Reviewed 27 April 2014

My friend recently moved to Amsterdam and rent a flat just upstairs of the Minds. There are two noticeable things inside - you can smoke there (I forgot the last time I did it in a public place) and there are plenty of shoes hanged...More

Thank budzor
Reviewed 11 December 2011

Great music (rock'n roll), cheap beer and only locals.

1  Thank Robert R
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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