Schuim

Bar / Café
Schuim A local favorite for more than a decade, Schuim is a spacious, retro-styled Café whose relaxed afternoon vibe transforms into a lively bar scene in the evening. Amsterdam Holland 52.3718559 4.8894525
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Schuim - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review A local favorite for more than a decade, Schuim is a spacious, retro-styled café whose relaxed afternoon vibe transforms into a lively bar scene in the evening. During the summer, the crowd congregates on the sidewalk... ... read full review

  • Phone:

    020 6389357

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 11am–1am, F–Sa 11am–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Schuim Review

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A local favorite for more than a decade, Schuim is a spacious, retro-styled Café whose relaxed afternoon vibe transforms into a lively bar scene in the evening.

A local favorite for more than a decade, Schuim is a spacious, retro-styled café whose relaxed afternoon vibe transforms into a lively bar scene in the evening.

During the summer, the crowd congregates on the sidewalk to chat before heading inside to dance or lounge at the tables.

Low-hanging lamps cast a glow over the open room and illuminate the floral patterns and swirly colors of the vintage armchairs and sofas, as well as the drinks menu painted in large letters above the long bar. Rotating exhibits of works by local artists adorn the walls and vary from photography to oil paintings to murals.

By day, the laid-back vibe draws an eclectic group of artists, journalists, and poets in search of an inspiring atmosphere, while by night, DJs spin beats that bring in a larger crowd of alternative and sociable city dwellers looking to share a few beers with friends in a lively environment.

Freedom of expression is all the rage at smoker-friendly Schuim, so patrons shouldn’t be surprised by spontaneous tambourine playing or dancing on the tables – what matters is that the vibe is always inviting and the crowd always welcoming.

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Tip from Jonah:

Try to grab a seat at the bar. People here are eager to talk, and on a good night you are bound to be part of an interesting conversation.

  • Crowd

    Carefree alternative and hippie types, 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    The DJs play a mix of electronic music Thursdays through Saturdays. Live bands on Mondays.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Gourmet salads and sandwiches served until 6pm.

  • Prices

    Sandwiches €5.50, salads €7+. Beer €2, wine €3, mixed drinks €6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any time during the day for the café atmosphere, or Thursday through Saturday nights.

  • Close By

    Bierkoning (Beer King) (Paleisstraat 125), a bottled beer shop offering almost a thousand different beers. It’s also one of the few places that provides keg rental services.

Schuim User Reviews

Average rating:
Amsterdam diversity in one bar!
Manu-san V. Aug 23, 2013
Just behind Dam Square, in th heart of Amsterda, Het Schuim is hidden to those who don't know it but it is a centre for those who know it, love it and keep coming back. There is a bit of everything in this place, and for everyone. All sort of people gather inside: students, intellectuals, rastamen, artists but also locals who want to enjoy a beer in a funky place surrounded by the human diversity so typical of this town. Every now and then the walls are painted in a different style, from the psychedelich to cartoon heroes, to movies posters, you never now what to find when enter. Its poition is perfct for bringing in someone just arrived in town who wats to get a first impresison of the town. Tthe variety of draft or bottled Belgian beer keeps you there until late even thoug sometimes you need towait a bit too long as the barmen who are not always the fastest in the world and often they are not even present behind the bar. Food is pricy but good, give a try to the apple pie always present on the main bar, then relax, look around you and enjoy the atmosphere. There s nowhere in town like this.
Freaky Deaky Fun!
Amster M. Dec 9, 2012
Schuim is really a wild streak that's still alive in Amsterdam's center. Lunch is great there, and definitely look inside when you pass by, it's so psychedelic and different. But by night it takes on a totally different vibe. It's got a LOT of space, which is something that is unusual downtown. So they can fit DJs, couches, big tables and a huge bar... but the later it gets the more drunk people dance around the furniture. It's a little druggy, but that's really part of the character. I've never ended up there and had a bad time, but definitely be accepting of unique people!
cool crazy lively central spot
Stéphanie T. Dec 3, 2012
Located next to the infamous Amsterdam squats on Spuistraat behind the Dam, the Schuim is a cool, mixed hang out place with a proper atmosphere. Funky painted walls, low hanging lamps and comfy leather couches and chairs, the place gathers all sorts of people. Locals, tourists, students, squatters, artists, everyone is welcome as long as you are not afraid to get your freak on and willing to accept others’. With a small terrace on the street, this is a great people watching space. I find Schuim a stimulating place, especially at night because the crowd is fascinating. DJs make you dance on weekends. And the beer is always tasty!
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