Café Saarein Formerly: Saarein 2

100% love it
It's a (mostly) woman's world
Frisky and very decorated corner bar that started life in 1978, when ten women formed a collective and took over the space from two people Saar and Rein, thus the name Café Saarein. In 1999 a lesbian outside the circle, Dia, took over, reinvented the space (while retaining its classic Amsterdam 'brown café' interior) and changed the door policy from women-only to all-inclusive. All are welcome, while the clientele is predominantly female, with an emphasis on "music, playing pool and flirting". The bar is on three floors, with pool table, smoking area and Friday live DJs (eclectic playlists care of Pinq Radio, 6–10pm) down in the basement. Plus basement Killer Pool and bingo (with a "sympathy bucket") on Fridays. Monthly Sunday meezing (Dutch folk music). Home-made quiche, pizza, hummous, sandwiches and Dutch favourites are served on the top floor, with Saturday vegan lunches (1–5pm). Closed Monday. Outdoor terrace in summer. No more smoking as of summer 2020 (as per the law).


    • lolly
      lolly Over a year ago
      Loves it

      cosy little place
      Read ab the place in a guide and decided to check.. nice cosy place with music and vivid atmosphere

    • jonnekevos
      jonnekevos Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice little café
      Me and my girlfriend had à great time, loved the music! It was something like aternative jazz/ lounge. Small tables but very nice staff