Party Earth Review Built in the early 1900s, ‘t Loosje’s building was originally the site of a waiting room for folks looking to snag a seat on the city’s early horse-drawn tram. Nowadays, however, it’s a great spot for people-watching and... ... read full review
M–Th, Su 9:30am–1am, F–Sa 9:30am–2am
Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam –
Built in the early 1900s, ‘t Loosje’s building was originally the site of a waiting room for folks looking to snag a seat on the city’s early horse-drawn tram. Nowadays, however, it’s a great spot for people-watching and a popular haunt for mellow professionals and artsy types in the mood for one of the bar’s many tap beers.
The outdoor seating makes a great perch for experiencing the nonstop bustle of Nieuwmarkt Square both day and night – a possibility even in winter when the awning and outdoor heating system keep this corner café nice and cozy.
More spacious than most of the surrounding brown bars, the relatively inexpensive venue nonetheless exudes warmth and character, both of which are reflected in the dark wood fixtures, soft lighting, and mosaics of 16th-century Holland.
The clientele is mostly a mix of regulars, fresh-faced Dutch professionals, and English-speaking expats, with a younger crowd stopping in later in the week.
While the bar is totally packed on the weekends, weekdays offer a low-key vibe and a bit of old-fashioned Dutch charm perfect for chatting with the regulars over pints of locally-brewed beer.
And maybe the greatest thing about ‘t Loosje? No more horse poop to worry about.
Relaxed, mostly 20s and 30s, though all ages can be found here.
Bartender’s choice often includes funk hits, radio techno, and pop rock.
After 4pm, the bar serves typical “borrel” snacks including meats, cheeses, and tostis.
Bar snacks €4.50–€6.50. Beer €2–€4.50, wine €3, prosecco €4.
Casual to neat casual.
The bar gets packed on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 11pm. Go earlier in the week for a more neighborly atmosphere.