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Updated June 21, 2023

Welcome to Het Wapen van Londen, the lively gem nestled in the heart of Amsterdam, also known as the Czech and Slovak Cafe, or the Cesko-Slovensky Bar for the true insiders.

This charming cafe stands tall as the only Czech-Slovak haven in the entire Netherlands, adding a touch of cultural flair to the vibrant tapestry of Amsterdam.

Let your curiosity guide you through the door of this cozy retreat, where history and libations intertwine. The bar takes its name from the magnificent raised neck gable with pilaster, a relic from 1661 that adorns the facade of the building. It's a visual testament to the rich heritage that permeates every inch of this enchanting space.

Step inside, and be transported to a world where Czech and Slovak traditions take center stage. Het Wapen van Londen is renowned for its impressive selection of Czech beers, tantalizing your taste buds with offerings such as the esteemed Konrad on draught, the classic Gambrinus, the refreshing Pilsner, and the ever-popular Kozel. For those seeking a taste of Slovakia, fear not, for the illustrious Slovak Zlaty Bazant awaits your indulgence. Of course, no Amsterdam establishment would be complete without a nod to the locals, so you'll also find beloved Dutch brews like Heineken, Budweiser, and Amstel flowing freely from the taps.

But the delights don't stop at the beers. At Het Wapen van Londen, you have the opportunity to savor traditional Czech liqueurs that transport you to the cobblestone streets of Prague. Immerse yourself in the flavors of Becherovka, Fernet, and Slivka as you let the warm and inviting atmosphere wash over you.

Now, let's talk about the crowd that graces this extraordinary establishment. Het Wapen van Londen draws a delightful mix of Czechs, Slovaks, and curious travelers from around the world. Picture a scene filled with animated conversations in a symphony of languages. The vibrant energy of Amsterdammers blends seamlessly with the spirit of wanderlust that accompanies the international visitors. Whether you're an English, German, Spanish, or American traveler, this is the place to be.

Entertainment is a hallmark of Het Wapen van Londen. Prepare to be serenaded by the sweet sounds of karaoke, where the stage becomes a platform for the stars of the night. Sing your heart out and revel in the contagious joy that fills the air. As you sip on your favorite drink, immerse yourself in the thrilling world of football and ice hockey, broadcasted on a grand screen that ensures you won't miss a single moment of the action.

So, whether you're seeking a taste of Czech and Slovak culture, a vibrant international atmosphere, or simply a cozy spot to unwind with friends old and new, Het Wapen van Londen beckons you. It's a sanctuary where mirth knows no bounds and connections are formed over pints and laughter. Join the colorful cast of characters that make this venue come alive, and let the unique blend of Czech-Slovakian charm and Amsterdam allure captivate your senses.


Amstel 14
Amsterdam, 1017 AA

Local number
064 076 2392
Dialing from abroad
+31 64 076 2392


  • 18+
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Hetero-friendly
  • Lesbian
  • Queer
  • Transgender


  • Dance
  • House
  • Pop
  • Top 40
  • Traditional

Dates & Hours

April 14
4 pm - 1 am
April 15
April 16
April 17
4 pm - 1 am
April 18
4 pm - 1 am
April 19
4 pm - 3 am
April 20
4 pm - 3 am
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