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The Waterhole  



 
 
If you like your music live and rocking, you'll enjoy The Waterhole. There's live music every night with different jam sessions from Sunday to Wednesday and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, two top local or international bands play live at 21:00 and 23:00. When the bands aren't playing, the bar staff have a large music collection at their fingertips, so let them know what you like and if you're nice, they'll crank the dial up to 10.
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Moonaddict - Glory Box (Live at the Waterhole)
Moonaddict performing a cover of the Portishead song "Glory Box". Live in the Waterhole, Amsterdam. [15th of March, 2010]

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"An anemic shadow of its former self..."
Used to be a time when this place was not in Leidseplein...it was a waterhole in the wall by Amsterdam Centraal/central station... the scheduled band...
Written by isaac m, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"One of the best overall bars in Europe."
Loved this place! From the great bands, to the animated bar staff, quick service, smoke room, pool tables, and people, I went here every night I was in...
Written by Lance S, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Best live music bar in Amsterdam, if you ask me!"
It is my favorite hangout because of the live music 7 nights/week, the smoking room, the cool interior, the good sound and light, and the friendly bar...
Written by fconijn, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Crazy night"
We came in quite moody after all the lousy joints we've seen that evening but Warterhole was really a revelation of our evening. great bands, cheap drinks...
Written by Lola, 2 years ago on TOP3.AMSTERDAM
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"Rough & ready, unique & historical."
The first time I visited here was in 86, stayed upstairs in the unisex dorm, and a few of the boys from Dire Straits had a jam then. So it was always...
Written by Y1223XBlucyb, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Cool place"
Great place with live music being performed. I think we paid a few euro entry and there was plenty of drink deals on offer.
Written by Sophia G, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Nice music"
We went there to spend the evening me & my husband, we sat on the bar, had few drinks, the music was nice & the bartenders were great, then a live...
Written by Ahmed E, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Stag party"
Big thanks to the co-owner Arthur for his hospitality. The waterhole treated us all fantastic. Music was superb and dining in the tap and drink up stair...
Written by jamesbaxter1962, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"One of the best places for live music"
The waterhole is one of the best places in amsterdam if you like live music its worth a visit the sound is one of the best in amsterdam and you can have...
Written by Fabian B, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Cool place, great service"
Very nice bar/pub with a good choice of drinks and kinda funky atmosphere. On Mondays the so called musicians are waaaay not the best, but live music is...
Written by Kate M, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Best live music and ambient"
Finally, place with real live music, (rock), with band play and jam session with guest. Bear is perfect, and filling is great, as all guest in short time...
Written by Zoran C, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great atmosphere"
Relatively reasonably priced drinks, chilled atmosphere, pool tables and warm smoking area. Was a brilliant bar to go to before heading to the nightclubs.
Written by Chloe L, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great venue... music hit and miss"
Last time i came here there was some real eclectic stuff on. this time it was a couple of whinging singer-songwriter types moaning about their ex gf that...
Written by scott j, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great bar featuring live music in the heart of Amsterdam!"
This is a cool bar with a stage designed so that the sound is never too loud so you can also talk to your friends, play pool and just generally have a...
Written by Ian L, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great Music Bar Very Long Happy Hour"
Just off the very busy Leidesplein you will find one of the best music bars in Amsterdam.The Waterhole has been in business for over a quarter of a...
Written by Stephen K, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Electic atmosphere"
What a wonderful place for an entertaining night rotating band with a different sound and style each change. This bar is a must do when in Amsterdam if...
Written by Coleen O, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great HAPPY HOUR."
This is a fantastic pub just off the wonderful Leadseplein . The bar itself is fabulous,great rock'n'roll decor,superb lighting and 3 pool...
Written by Neil K, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Live music + beer = fun"
I stumbled across this bar with my friend on a night out in Leidseplein square. It was the last bar we went to and we ended up finishing our night there....
Written by CarysW1, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Rude bar woman"
If you are a tourist I'd say don't waste your time going there! I get the impression they don't like tourists the bar lady was very rude and...
Written by Zoe H, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Top place great beers. Great atmosphere"
Only wheelchair access place I could find in Amsterdam and it's by far the best bar we went in great prices great venue
Written by Scott A, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great pub"
Good pub with wheelchair access. Great selection of drinks which are cheaper than around Dam square. Live music and a good atmosphere.
Written by Rachel H, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"My favourite bar in Amsterdam!"
This is by far my favourite bar in Amsterdam! We make sure to visit it every time w are in the Netherlands! The atmosphere is great, the live music is...
Written by Becky040690, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Good music and atmoshpere"
Great pub with live music, starts at around 22:30 so don't bother coming before unless you want it more quiet, or to play pool After 22, you need to...
Written by Guy L, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great live music and drink deals!"
Good live music and drinks! Went here on my 22nd birthday on a Sunday night and had a great time. There was a 2euro entrance fee, but I'm not sure if...
Written by Brittany T, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Incredible place"
Was here couple years ago and had great time. Nice choice of beers and incredible live music made me not wanting to leave the place. Recomendable
Written by Mario m, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Awesome pub, awesome band(s)"
This place is a must-go: great live music, great people, nice staff and ice-cold beers. 5 stars all year long!
Written by Jipfrank, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Live music and great drinks what more could you want!!!!"
Absolutely great find in the heart of Amsterdam, the WaterHole boasts an eclectic array of live music in one evening accompanied with a big dance floor,...
Written by domdv77, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Amazing atmosphere, along with great Live! music"
I've been coming here for many years. Luckily I live about 15 miles away. There's always a great vibe. Drinks for a good price. Cheap actually for...
Written by MarcVerschuren, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great night out!"
Was in Amsterdam for 2 nights on a stag do and we went here way too much. It's boss! Cheapish drinks, football's on the telly and there's...
Written by Adam E, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"The Last Waterhole: Nightmare! Rudest Staff & No safety"
Dont ever go to this place!! A complete rude staff at night in the door, the doormen pushes everyone around, the coat lady yells and throws the coats at...
Written by CansuH, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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