It’s no surprise that Amsterdam and hip hop music go hand-in-hand. I mean, hey, they both are associated with a common pastime- pot-smoking. If you get the chance to visit Amsterdam (and you should!) and, after a long day at the coffee shops, want to chill out to some dope beats or hear some of the world’s greatest MCs spin some of the best music in hip hop and soul, visit the world-renowned Cafe de Duivel. It is Amsterdam’s oldest and longest running hip hop venue and attracts a crowd that is as diverse as the city itself. Along with a crowd of artists, skateboarders and underground music lovers, almost every famous rapper or MC has graced this place with their presence or performance, including KRS-1, Old Dirty Bastard, Public Enemy, the Roots and even rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. They are open late, seven days a week and you can always count on it being packed out!

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