Montmartre (aka Café Le Montmartre de Paris) Formerly: Chez Tonie

 
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This is a very popular bar
The most frequented and award-winning of all the Amstel watering holes, Montmartre takes its inspiration from the fabulousness and naughtiness of 1920s Paris (but with a local Dutch feel). A massive mural evokes the era, with references to the city's landmarks, Josephine Baker and the jazz scene. At ceiling height disco balls and big and puffy pink and white flowers push the camp thing to its welcomed limits. Gets busy and buzzy, with absolutely no room in which to swing a cat, though there's a tiny dance floor. Music = Eurovision, 70s, 80s, and 90s chart hits and Dutsch pop. Attracts a slightly older crowd (forties, fifties) in the early evening, supplanted by the younger set as the night progresses. Monthly bingo nights. Opened in 1964 (as Chez Tonie), with a new owner and new French bar name from 1982. Current (and third) owner Demian Cortie has overseen Montmartre since December 2007. Located just opposite Entre Nous, seconds from the northeast corner of Rembrandtplein.

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    • FotograafErik
      FotograafErik Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Popular with the locals
      ....if you like music from Abba and Eurovision Song Contest. Very relaxed, friendly and happy atmosphere.

    • Dazcat
      Dazcat Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun with the locals!
      This has always been one of my favorites. It's quite small and the staircase to the restrooms upstairs can be daunting (especially after a few beer) but it has one of the best energies of all the bars in Amsterdam. The locals always seem to be having fun and singing. Great spot to go if you're on your own as you will be made to feel welcome.

    • adrie
      adrie Over a year ago
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      Nice
      Just nice popular dutch music and a very varied incrouwed . My favotite since 25 years! Come over man, and see for yourself!