Thursday 22nd of February 2018 06:18:18 PM


The latest addition to Amsterdam's thriving jazz scene, the North Sea Jazz Club opened for business at the Westergasfabriek in May 2012

The North Sea Jazz Club is all about bringing live jazz and jazz-related tunes to a wide audience, with a programme covering everything from traditional, experimental and progressive jazz to danceable live music, club nights and DJ sets. The club is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

The North Sea Jazz Club restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, its stage regularly playing host to up-and-coming acts.

 Jazz vibes!

A list of the best jazz joints in Amsterdam. No reservations, no entrance fees, just order a drink and enjoy the jazzy tunes!

The Cotton Club - authentic cheerful jazz club.  The Cotton Club, Nieuwmarkt 5, Amsterdam.

Jazz Café Alto - authentic smokey  jazz club, at least it was smokey and dark in the pre-smoking-ban era. Jazz Café Alto, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 (Leidseplein area), Amsterdam.

Café Casablanca- honours jazz on a daily basis since 1945. Also has karaoke on Fridays evenings. Café Casablanca, Zeedijk 24 (side street Nieuwmarkt), Amsterdam.

  Jazz café 't Geveltje- Brown cafe meets jazz centre. In the room in the back music is played and taught (e.g. jazz workshops for beginners) and in the bar you can relax and talk music. Jazzcafé 't Geveltje, Bloemgracht 170 (Jordaan), Amsterdam.

Maloe-Melo - “Small piece of old New Orleans” (quote from owner and bartender Jur). Blues & Rockcafe Maloe-Melo, Lijnbaansgracht 163 (10 mins walking from Leidseplein), Amsterdam.

Bourbon Street- Think Blues Brothers. Every day live Blues, Rock, Soul, Funk and/or Pop.  Bourbon Street, Leidsekruisstraat 6-8 (Leidseplein area), Amsterdam.o

Jazz live on Sundays in Amsterdam:

Brix, stylish New-York-y bar-restaurant with live jazz on Sundays from 6pm and also vocal jazz on Monday nights. Brix, Wolvenstraat 16 (9 little streets), Amsterdam

Frenzi, Enjoy a Mediterranean lunch first and then enjoy live jazz from 3 - 6 p.m. Frenzi, Zwanenburgwal 232, Amsterdam

Cafe van Zuylen, Authentic Amsterdam brown cafe with live jazz on Sundays from 5 - 8 p.m. Cafe van Zuylen, Torensteeg 8 (Jordaan), Amsterdam

Cafe van Leeuwen, informal spot popular amongst locals with a performance of a jazz quartet every Sunday from 5 - 8 p.m. Cafe van Leeuwen, Keizersgracht 711 (corner of Utrechtsestraat), Amsterdam