We all know that marijuana is legal in the Netherlands but for the most part, marijuana products are sold in coffee shops. They call it cannabis coffee shops where hash and weed are sold in different forms of cannabis products. These cannabis coffee shops are licensed by the Dutch Drug and Coffee Shop Law to sell controlled amounts of cannabis to anyone over 18 years old.
If you are a tourist, you can purchase hash and weed, smoking or consuming it in a safe environment. Yes, right inside the cannabis coffee shops. And you won’t get in trouble In the early 2000, it was being proposed that smokers had to get a weed pass, registering as a weed smoker, but that plan did not come to fruition. For now, anyone over 18 years old can go into a marijuana coffee shop with a valid ID to determine age. Let’s now take a look at some of the cannabis coffee shops in Amsterdam.
Barney’s Coffee Shop
This one is located in an ancient building, 500 years old. It is one of the most visited cannabis coffee shops in its local area, Haarlemmerstraat. It is opened every day from 7 AM to 10 PM. Barney’s has won multiple awards from the High Times Cup. If you wanted to have a lunch, breakfast and dinner while planning to smoke weed, this is the ideal place for the munchies too. The staff are friendly, courteous and knowledgeable about the marijuana plant and the various strains used to make edibles.
DampkRing Coffee Shop
DampkRing is opened from 10 AM to 1AM every day. It is located in the Canal Belt area. If you are a new cannabis smoker, then this is one of the best coffee shops, especially if you want to feel welcomed. The coffee shop is spacious and has a nice interior. You can expect to get good marijuana at very reasonable prices.
Green House Coffee Shop
The Green House Coffee Shop is one of the best cannabis coffee shops in Amsterdam, even though, it is smaller than many others. It is opened each day from 9AM to 1AM. The marijuana strains are of the highest quality and has won the High Times Cannabis Cups thirty eight times. It is an excellent hang out spot for Amsterdam tourists. When you enter this coffee house, you will find a wide assortment of photos of celebrities who have visited this coffee shop.
Amnesia Coffee Shop
The Amnesia Coffee Shop is opened every day from 10AM to 1AM. It is also located in the Canal Belt Area of Amsterdam. This is also one of the smaller cannabis coffee shops in the area with mellow music playing to get you in the mood. If you go there on a sunny day, you can sit on the outside, watching the boats go by. They have a menu with a variety of unpopular cannabis strains.
The Bluebird Coffee Shop
The Bluebird Coffee Shop is located in the Old Center area. It is opened each day from 9:30AM to 1AM. It was first established in 1982 and has made a reputable name for itself of selling some of the best marijuana and hash oil.
Grey Area Coffee Shop
Grey Area Coffee Shop is located in the Canal Belt area of Amsterdam. It carries some of the best quality marijuana and has become a favorite place for American tourists. This is one of the cannabis coffee shops that is a celebrity hotspot to names like Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed and the Deftones. It is opened from noon to 8PM each day.