About The Minds

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As of Monday June 1st, 2020 Café The Minds opened its doors again for a limited number of guests and with altered opening times:

  • Monday through Thursday: 7PM – 1AM
  • Friday: 7PM – 2AM
  • Saturday: 5.30PM – 2AM
  • Sunday: 5:30PM – 1AM

If you plan to visit, please call this number:

020 623 6784

during opening hours. We will let you know if there’s space available.

Cafe the Minds is the only real Punk bar left in Amsterdam. A gritty brown interiour, Cheap but very good beer (No Heineken, but real beer), Pooltable and Pinballmachine, Good music, nice crowd, great bartenders, oh, and did I mention cheap beer?

What music we play? Well… Punk!
If you’re lucky the bartender is in a cheerfull mood and will even play Ska, and don’t be alarmed if the metalhead behind the bar suddenly plays old country music, it’s all in good fun when your drunk….

About the name. Why is it called “the Minds”? Well, the story goes…
When the current owner bought the place in 1984, he was a fan of the band “The Simple Minds”, and wanted to name the place after them. The band however didn’t allowed him to use the full name. So the owner removed simple, hensforth it became “the Minds”.
So now you know…

Cafe The Minds is situated on Spuistraat 245, around the corner of Dam square.
Look for the big red neon arrow…