Making a cocktail is about finding the right balance, just like life itself

Bar Labyrinth is a home to the art of mixology — you’ll find it in the African-Caribbean soul food, the music, the cultivation of spoken word and poetry and most certainly in the cocktails. During the festive season we have special opening times.  Open from Thursday 21 December till Saturday 23 December. Closed on Sunday 24 December till Wednesday 27 December. Open from Thursday 28 December till Sunday 31 December , New Year’s Eve. Closed on Monday 1 January 2024.

Labyrinth is initiated and hosted by Samuel Kingue Ebelle. Born in Cameroon, having worked in some of the best bars worldwide, Sam is one of Amsterdam’s most gifted mixologists. This poet-turned-alchemist is responsible for cocktails that elevate the senses as well as the spirit. Inspired by the warmth of Mother Africa and the vibrancy of Afropolis, Bar Labyrinth prides itself to be based in the green heart of South Amsterdam very close to the Vondelpark.

We are HIRING. Is Labyrinth the place you’d like to WORK?  Get in touch with us if you have mixology experience, or want to bring the best service to guests, or are a passioned independent cook and into afro-Caribbean soul food. Send us your CV with a short motivation to and we get back to you.

Would you like to give a special gift? Check our giftshop to surprise your loved one with a unique GIFTVOUCHER from Labyrinth.

We look forward welcoming you.

the Labyrinth

Thursday 18:00 hrs till 00:00 hrs

Friday-Saturday: 18:00 hrs – 02:00 hrs ( kitchen closes around 22:00 hrs)

Sunday & Monday: 18:00 hrs – 00:00 hrs

Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed except for private events

february, 2024

04feb7:00 pm9:30 pmLove Letters Poetry Night7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

05feb8:00 pm10:30 pmOpenMicMonday8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

12feb8:00 pm10:30 pmOpenMicMonday8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

14feb7:00 pm9:30 pmErotic Poetry Night7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

18feb6:00 pm9:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

19feb8:00 pm10:30 pmOpenMicMonday8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

25feb7:00 pm9:15 pmPoetry Night7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

26feb8:00 pm10:30 pmOpenMicMonday8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Home to the art of poetry and spoken word

Cocktail shakers and mixologists

Labyrinth offers cocktail workshops
for 6-10 persons.

Jazz & Poetry Sundays

Live jazz & poetry once a month on a Sunday evening.
Starting: 19:00 hrs ( check our event page when it is happening)


Feeling the fire?
Be a performer and take the stage yourself.
Every Monday night  -open for all-. Registration @8:00 pm with the host. Do make a reservation for a seat, as full=full.

Starting: 08:30 pm

Labyrinth Poetry Night

Every last Sunday of the month 
An evening with performances by contemporary poets, spoken word artists and live music performances 
Starting: 07:30 pm

Something to celebrate?

Book Labyrinth for private celebrations or the best team night out.


Navigate it. Let the transformation begin.
Closed on Tuesdays, but open for private parties

Amstelveenseweg 53
1075 VT Amsterdam

call: 020 845 0972