Rene Wouda opened the Kashmir Lounge on 6th December 1997. The Kashmir started out as a DJ Cafe / Coffeeshop. In the Old West of Amsterdam there was a big need for a place to chill, have a beer or a smoke or two with friends while listening to some great music. The laid back tunes and atmosphere during the day make it the perfect location to lounge with a cup of tea or coffee, or sit on the outside terrace to watch the world go by. The Kashmir Lounge was one of the first DJ Café/Coffeeshops in the Netherlands and every night there is a different line up of DJs playing an eclectic mix of music for your pleasure.
The Kashmir has been used as the film location for a number of motion pictures as well as a number of music videos and is well known by locals and international visitors alike. After all these years we are still proud that many people old and young consider it the place to be in the Amsterdam! Nowadays the Kashmir Coffeeshop is situated just across the street from the Kashmir Lounge Café. Feel welcome and enjoy! ( minimum age is 18 years)