Cafe Pollux
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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 5 min walk
  • Centraal Station • 6 min walk
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  • Maybelline
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place in Amsterdam to have a wild night.
    One of if not the best bar in town...a hidden treasure. This relatively small 150 year old typical Amstrrdam bar is relaxed in the day and turns into a wild place at night. And the best thing is the mix of people, anything goes. Old sailors, locals, tourists, students, skaters and drags It really doesn't matter who or what you are.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Glastafari
    Woolacombe, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to drink, dance and be merry.
    Great fun place, surprise to find such a lively spot in that part of town. Was not expecting to have such a good night with friendly locals. Will definitely visit again. Good music and decent drinks. Open late and very welcoming.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Katy B
    Alameda, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly, fun and quirky
    We stumbled in here after walking for miles and were welcomed by the staff and regulars. They played great music, there was an adorable dog and the bartender was fun to chat with. Instead of staying for one drink we stayed for many. This ended up being one of my favorite bars in the city!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 December 2023
  • Tzaddi M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Classic Neighborhood bar with a great view and an awesome crew!
    My Friend Jasper, took me to his favorite neighborhood bar, on the Prins Hendrikkade, in Amsterdam, and it was the best of times. A comfy couch inside, a comfortable couch and seating outside, a classic juke box, good music that evolved from classic rock, and 80's jams to good groovey house and old school Detroit techno (Octave One came on and I was loving it). The vibes were right and bartender was hilarious and friendly. There was a good mix of locals young and old and everyone was having a great time. I will be back next time I am in A'Dam and hopefully some of the same crew will be there just like old friends!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 January 2024
  • Georgina wood
    Uxbridge, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful bar close to Amsterdam central station
    I stopped intoCcafe Pollux today on arriving in Amsterdam. I came here in 2019 and loved the bar and the friendly staff. Returning today I was not disappointed with an incredibly friendly welcome from Helen. A fantastic selection of drinks, snacks and quirky decorations. A definite stop close to Amsterdam central station!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Rebecca F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEST PUB IN AMSTERDAM
    We stumbled upon this beautiful pub and had to go inside! The atmosphere inside is so chilled and we could spend all day and night in here. The staff are so welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. Helen offered us a taste of each beer so we could get the best one for us which we loved and really appreciated. We was also offered food and tried some of Helen’s homemade spicy veg dish and was AMAZING! couldn’t recommend this place enough! Make sure you plan your trip and come here for food and drink. Night time it turns into a club with foam/smoke/ music. Staff 20/10! Highly highly recommend and can’t wait to come back 😀
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 March 2024
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Dilyan I
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Just stop for a beer and great time. Nice music, lots of pretty girls. Barkeeper friendly
If you ever feel like lonely and not much to do go for a pint or two 🍻
Written 11 April 2024
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Rebecca F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We stumbled upon this beautiful pub and had to go inside! The atmosphere inside is so chilled and we could spend all day and night in here. The staff are so welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. Helen offered us a taste of each beer so we could get the best one for us which we loved and really appreciated. We was also offered food and tried some of Helen’s homemade spicy veg dish and was AMAZING! couldn’t recommend this place enough! Make sure you plan your trip and come here for food and drink. Night time it turns into a club with foam/smoke/ music. Staff 20/10! Highly highly recommend and can’t wait to come back 😀
Written 23 March 2024
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Robert R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very friendly staff, they made me feel looked after. Gave me free water which is hard to find in this city. Excellent service.
Written 19 March 2024
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Georgina wood
Uxbridge, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I stopped intoCcafe Pollux today on arriving in Amsterdam.
I came here in 2019 and loved the bar and the friendly staff.
Returning today I was not disappointed with an incredibly friendly welcome from Helen.
A fantastic selection of drinks, snacks and quirky decorations.
A definite stop close to Amsterdam central station!
Written 6 March 2024
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Nick T
Uxbridge, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This bar bills itself as the friendliest bar in Amsterdam and with the owners it’s not hard to see why.
Very cheerful and chatty with everyone. It’s a quirky little bar with a lot of character. Well worth a visit even if it’s just for a chat and a beer!
Written 6 March 2024
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CAN_AMS
New York City, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Pollux is always a fun place to meet locals and travelers alike. The best thing is that they recently created my favorite local IPA, it will keep you 😊 happy.
Written 16 February 2024
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Matthew B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Absolutely amazing ! Lost my bag- after 2 weeks they still kept it aside for me ! The vibe on the night was electric!!

Will definitely be back !!!
Written 7 February 2024
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Tzaddi M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
My Friend Jasper, took me to his favorite neighborhood bar, on the Prins Hendrikkade, in Amsterdam, and it was the best of times. A comfy couch inside, a comfortable couch and seating outside, a classic juke box, good music that evolved from classic rock, and 80's jams to good groovey house and old school Detroit techno (Octave One came on and I was loving it). The vibes were right and bartender was hilarious and friendly. There was a good mix of locals young and old and everyone was having a great time. I will be back next time I am in A'Dam and hopefully some of the same crew will be there just like old friends!
Written 12 January 2024
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Katy B
Alameda, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We stumbled in here after walking for miles and were welcomed by the staff and regulars. They played great music, there was an adorable dog and the bartender was fun to chat with. Instead of staying for one drink we stayed for many. This ended up being one of my favorite bars in the city!
Written 1 December 2023
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Kasper Haulund C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
Best service in Amsterdam! Amazing people and a great vibe in the bar. Good beers! Definitely a visit worth!
Written 24 November 2023
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