Cut Throat was born when childhood friends Jimmy Reichwein and Tom Sadd decided to move to Amsterdam after seeing their hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, destroyed by the 2011 earthquake.
Cut Throat first opened its doors in 2013 in a small shop on the Warmoestraat, serving speciality coffee alongside barber treatments. The shop was a huge success, with lines outside on the daily. This inspired the founders to find a bigger location, somewhere they could create a new concept, merging their passion for barbering, food and drinks.
When the opportunity arose to move the barbershop to the old stock exchange building on Beursplein 5, they didn’t have to think twice.