Legends like Sid Vicious and Joe Strummer might have left this world long ago for the eternal punk gig in the sky, but in Amsterdam punk culture still lives on strong. If you need a break from electronic beats, smooth jay, and swanky bars, then look no further than real hard-rock cafe, The Minds.
Named in tribute to the owner’s favorite punk band, The Simple Minds, this is not your typical café. For starters it’s more of a dive bar so self-important laptop personnel beware. Although there may be no coffee on tap, there is an abundance of beer that’s both tasty and cheap. With a vibrant music scene, a hip and friendly crowd, this is a must see if you are crawling through the canal city.
The Minds is situated on Spuistraat, around the corner of Dam square; keep your eyes peeled for the big red neon arrow pointing the way.
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