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Amsterdam

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Published August 6, 2008

Kaffi Amsterdam seems to have been around forever, though recently it’s been reinvented as a live venue. Good music, cheap beer, and colorful characters to be found.

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  • Address: Hafnarstræti 5
  • Phone: +354 5513800
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