Café de Duivel

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Café de Duivel Although Café de Duivel is located in a square once known as Devil's Corner –which was also the site of witch burnings –the owner of this classic hip-hop bar claims the bar's name is simply a coincidence. Amsterdam Holland 52.3660659 4.8932978
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Café de Duivel - Bar in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review Although Café de Duivel is located in a square once known as Devil’s Corner – which was also the site of witch burnings – the owner of this classic hip-hop bar claims the bar’s name is simply a coincidence. Once inside... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Su–Th 8pm–3am, F–Sa 8pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Café de Duivel Review

The Scene

Although Café de Duivel is located in a square once known as Devil's Corner –which was also the site of witch burnings –the owner of this classic hip-hop bar claims the bar's name is simply a coincidence.

Although Café de Duivel is located in a square once known as Devil’s Corner – which was also the site of witch burnings – the owner of this classic hip-hop bar claims the bar’s name is simply a coincidence.

Once inside, however, it’s clear that the décor carries on the devilish theme with its red and black walls, bar, lounge seats, and lighting, all complemented by the works of local street and graffiti artists that give the place a touch of Amsterdam’s subculture.

Café de Duivel has become a hotspot for the city’s hip-hop culture, due in no small part to the owner’s reputation as a passionate and bona fide hip-hop guru, which has certainly helped him create this party setting for beat-loving souls.

With a maximum capacity of only a hundred, the bar can fill up quickly, but the fluid tunes of authentic and underground hip-hop – spun by local cream-of-the-crop DJs – keep things moving and grooving despite the tight space.

The sociable, mellow vibe, smooth tracks, and overall character of the bar and its denizens combine to give the impression that maybe the devil ain’t all that bad.

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Tip from Jonah:

Many of Amsterdam’s famous local hip-hop artists hang out here on a regular basis. If they’re not rockin’ the turntables, you’re likely to rub elbows with them in the bar.

  • Crowd

    A tolerant and laid-back music-loving group, 20s and 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Well-known local DJs spin a mix of old soul, classic hip-hop, and other funky beats on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after midnight.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Two slot machines amuse customers in line for the downstairs bathroom.

  • Prices

    Beer €2.50, wine €3, mixed drinks €6.50.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual or hip-hop attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays set off the pre-weekend party, and weekends are just as popular.

Café de Duivel User Reviews

Average rating:
One for the heds...
Roy S. Dec 11, 2012
This is a hiphop bar (playing proper hiphop- no rnb pretending to be hiphop) right in the centre of town. If you’re a guy there’s a metal detector search by the bouncers on the way in which can obviously be a little off-putting but once inside its all good. The vibe isn’t mad party party, and the people that frequent the place seem to take their hiphop pretty seriously but there’s still plenty of dancing and drinking and the soundsystem is good. Decent hip hop nights are hard to find no matter what city you’re in so its good De Duivel is providing good beats all year round.
For hip hop lovers only
Amster M. Nov 30, 2012
This place was recently shut down for about a year because some heavy fighting went down outside that resulted in a gunshot... so the rumors go. But don't let that stop you from checking the place out. It is THE spot for solid hip hop, a crowd that appreciates the style, and a laid back attitude. To be honest without coming off as a racist, it's really one of the few places in the city where you can hang with people that aren't your average white Dutch city crowd. Which is good to have, because Amsterdam is a pretty multi-cultural city, or at least it has a history of being.
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