Founded as a folk-café
For 25 years Cafe 't Geveltje has been open in the heart of Amsterdam, in the area called "de Jordaan". Originally it was founded as a folk-cafe, but in the 80's they began to host jazz jam sessions and workshops. Many of the musicians who perform in well-known Dutch jazz-formations started their careers in 't Geveltje.
A jazz-café since 1990
Since 1990 the cafe has been run by Hans Ruigrok and has evolved into a full-grown jazz-cafe. Ruigrok, a professional jazz-musician himself, recognizes the importance of a meeting place,where beginners as well as professional musicians can freely jam together.