Maybe my brother and I were unlucky, but we came here and it wasn't very lively. Which isn't a bad thing cause you don't have to wait to get a pool table. We came here to play pool and that's what we got, but if you're looking for a nice place to hang out and play pool on the side...
I am an ex pat in Amsterdam, I have been playing in the Gracht for the past 6 years. I have always been made to feel welcome. Excellent staff, good tables, and friendly locals. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Amsterdam and fancy a rack or 10 :)
I do not play pool and this to me was a first. I've loved it!! It's a big, somewhat divy place on a canal, with something like twenty tables. As soon as we entered this beautiful bottle of laphroaig triple wood started smiling at me (we later discovered that the owner had personally fetched in Edinburgh) and that alone scores...
We visit Poollokaal De Gracht a few times a year, usually with a group of 10 people. The atmosphere is really good. Tables are clean, cues are straight, you can pick the songs and for smokers there is a room in the back. But most importantly the staff is amazing. Every time we've been there we had absolutely great service...
I organised a pool competition for a group of us who were visiting Amsterdam on a stag party.
It's a lovely place, with high quality tables and ques.
To top it off, they have their sound system hooked up to an app that let's you choose the music!
Definitely worth a visit.