Café Saarein is one of the few original ‘bruine kroegen’ left in Amsterdam with an early twentieth century interior.
In 1978 a group of ten women formed a collective and took over the café from Saar and Rein. This set the base for Amsterdam’s infamous women’s café Saarein.
In 1999 Dia took over the café, although the interior has changed, just like the guests. Saarein is now open for all ‘queer minded people’.
Music, playing pool and flirting are the main ingredients of this small and cosy café which is situated in the old picturesque part of town, close to all central amenities.

Opening hours

Maandag gesloten/monday closed
Dins/woe/don 16.00-01.00   tues/wed/thurs: 4pm-1am
Vrij: 16.00-02.00 friday: 4pm-2am
Zat: 13.00-02.00 saturday: 13pm-2am
Zon: 16.00-01.00 sunday: 4pm-1am


December 25: closed
December 26: closed
December 31: closed
January 1: closed


Elandsstraat 119-HS,
1016 RX Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 623 4901