Come and discover our Amsterdam Bar at Singel 8 and experience a totally new, and unique concept. Offering one the most laid back and chilled out atmospheres you will find in any Amsterdam Bar or Café. We have created what we think is probably the best place in Amsterdam to enjoy Amsterdam Coffee, alongside your favorite alcoholic drink.
Completely designed from top to bottom to offer a truly unique high-class experience. We have combined successful aspects from our Coffeeshops and our years of learning, and listening to our customers. This has led us to create this totally exclusive, boutique-style concept café.
Amsterdam Bar or Amsterdam Café?
Depending on the time of day our customers visit, often depends on how they describe us. By day the place has the feel of an Amsterdam Café. Yet at night when things come alive, people often feel we’re their favourite Amsterdam Bar!
Great Music & Good Vibes
As with our Coffeeshops, music is always a big part of the vibe. Specially selected and constantly updated playlists ensure we’ve always one of the most unique music selections in town.
What makes us one of the more unique places in Amsterdam is our connection with coffeeshops.
Our heritage comes from our long-standing history in the Coffeeshop industry. Since 1985, visitors to the beautiful city of Amsterdam have been frequenting our fine establishments. First came the Tweede Kamer Coffeeshop on Heisteeg. Amongst the first of Amsterdam’s Coffeeshops to open, it started our passion to provide great experiences in relaxed and safe environments.
Tweede Kamer Coffeeshop
When our first Coffeeshop opened its doors in 1985 it swiftly became a household name within the smoking community. Probably Amsterdam’s most mature coffeeshop and certainly amongst the oldest. It offers a great place to just sit and talk with locals and like-minded Amsterdam Coffee lovers from all over the world.
We opened the original dampkring in 1993 and remained the owner until 2011. Enjoying many great moments including multiple winning entries at the High Times Cup over many years. One of our favourite memories, of course, would be the filming of Ocean’s 12 with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon to name but a few.
These days neither Coffeeshop Amsterdam, Amsterdam Coffee, Tweede Kamer, or ourselves are affiliated with the dampkring in any way.
A second dampkring was opened in 2007, on the location of the old Pink Floyd Coffeeshop on Haarlemmerstraat. August 2017 the Coffeeshop was renamed to CoffeeshopAmsterdam to finally end the confusion between the two dampkring Coffeeshops.
It remains one of the most popular Coffeeshops in Amsterdam due to its consistently high-quality products. This coupled with its amazing vibe, vibrant and super friendly staff means it should certainly be on your list of Top 10 things to do in Amsterdam.