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The 10 Best Coffeeshops in Amsterdam of All the Times

Here we are in a new article dedicated to the 10 best Amsterdam coffee shops of all in our “Curiosities about Cannabis” space. After seeing the 10 best Cannabis seedbanks of 2022, today we will discover what the famous Coffeeshops in Amsterdam are and how they work, listing the 10 best Coffee shops in Amsterdam in 2024 according to our Team! Be careful, you won’t find the usual recycled names!

What Amsterdam Coffee Shops are?

The famous coffee shops in Amsterdam, frowned upon by many (including Amsterdam citizens!) And loved by many others, are private establishments tolerated by law to sell Marijuana to their adult customers, even if they are tourists without Dutch citizenship.

It is necessary to distinguish the Coffeeshops in Amsterdam from the rest on Dutch territory precisely for this particularity: if in other cities of the Netherlands you need to be a Dutch citizen and, therefore, have Dutch citizenship in order to use the service of these premises, in Amsterdam only the of age, a sign of the government’s openness to a less harsh and more liberal policy.

However, the continuous tourism for quality Cannabis sold inside the coffeeshops, as well as the sex tourism for legal prostitution in the heart of Amsterdam, in the Red Light District inserted in the historic district “De Wallen” (there is something also in “De Pijp” area), continues to bring a lot of troubles and stomach ache to the Dutch government.

For years, in fact, the mayor of Amsterdam himself (and the new right-wing Dutch president, elected in 2023, Geert Wilder) has announced and threatened to exclude access to coffee shops for non-residents, although to date it remains poor propaganda made up of words alone which fails to receive the approval of the entire population residing in Amsterdam: since the percentage of people in the world who go to Amsterdam every year to smoke Marijuana is very high, the Dutch state and the municipality of Amsterdam would lose a good slice of money brought by tourists thanks to more liberal and anti-prohibitionist laws.

Find more information on the differences between Dutch coffee shops, Spanish Social Clubs and German Cannabis Cubs in this blog article!

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How Dutch Coffeeshop’s work?

Once it is established that you must be at least the age of majority (18 years) to be able to enter the coffee shops, and to be able to buy and consume the herb inside them, there are other rules and details that apply in these establishments.

The first rule of the coffeeshops in Amsterdam is the limit of Marijuana that you can buy inside them: In fact, 5 grams per person, per day, is the maximum by law. Therefore, do not ask to be able to purchase larger quantities within the same 24 hours!

By law, in these famous places it is not possible to consume pure tobacco (cigarette) or use it to mix it with Marijuana: if you want an additive, you can use the tobacco substitute (male hemp flowers, totally without any effect), always present at the table. However, it is common practice to take out a piece of tobacco to mix with Marijuana or Hashish in the moment before rolling, without taking out the pack of cigarettes or tobacco.

Moreover, unlike the Marijuana trade on the street, in the coffeeshops of Amsterdam it is possible to have the varieties of Marijuana and Hashish displayed, and you can also ask to smell the aromas WITHOUT TOUCHING ANYTHING (in time of the covid-19 pandemic, almost no coffee shop allowed to “smell” the various herbs). Always ask for a discount if you buy more than 3 grams, with many retailers it will be possible to negotiate the final price.

Last rule, always leave the table you used clean when you want to leave the room! Grinder and ashtray will be served by the staff, ask for information!

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Legal Weed is really better?

Anyone who knows and frequents, or has known and frequented at least once in their life a coffee shop in Amsterdam, knows perfectly well that the quality of Marijuana sold inside represents the dream of many weed smokers, a good part of which every year they have at least a couple of days of vacation in Holland!

Legal weed is certainly better than black market cannabis, as it is subject to the numerous and careful controls of the long chain of buyers and smokers: no coffee would prefer to lose its clientele by selling rotting, poor quality or moldy buds of marijuana, without flavor or effects as unfortunately often happens on the streets.

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10 Best Amsterdam Coffee Shop ever in our opinion (2024)

We have compiled a list of the 10 best coffee shops in Amsterdam ever in 2024¬†according to the Annibale Seedshop Team. In this list you will not find the usual classic names, but coffee shops tested in person and noteworthy! …Be ready!

10 Best Coffee Shop in Amsterdam in 2024? DNA Coffeeshop is our favorite!

The DNA Coffee shop, which despite having the same name and brand is not to be confused with the DNA Genetics Seedbank, is without a doubt our favorite coffee shop! The venue is located at the bottom of Achillesstraat, slightly outside the center of A’dam towards Apollobuurt (Amsterdam Zuid).

The prices are simply the best in the city, and while not being able to take advantage of a comfortable lounge room where you can smoke (it has a small room with limited capacity and no chairs, which is why you will not find tourists inside), you will find the best and most particular weed in the whole city!

Katsu Coffee Shop, an unmissable appointment!

Katsu Coffeeshop is a truly exclusive place: from the interior design to the fantastic menu, nothing is left to chance! The staff is friendly and always available, and is mostly frequented by adult residents: the ultimate relaxation just a stone’s throw from the city center!

The Boerejongens Coffee Shops chain offers the highest quality!

We told you about the Boerejongens within the Amsterdam Genetics category: this is in fact the brand of the coffee shop chain present in Amsterdam that is part of Amsterdam Genetics! The staff is made up of connoisseurs and professionals of the sector, relying on multilingual salesmen and a wide choice of cultivated herbs and Hashish produced by them, very often of their own Amsterdam Genetics strains, all nothing short of phenomenal!

If you arrive in Amsterdam Sloterdijk with the Flixbus (or other bus companies), head immediately to the Boejongens Sloterdijk which is a stone’s throw from the station to freshen up immediately!

Gray Area, the best Hash in the center of Amsterdam!

If you are a Hashish lover and are in A’dam to smoke, Gray Area is the paradise you are looking for! The prices are a bit high, even reaching over 20 euros per gram of Marijuana, but the quality of the flowers and their Hash that you can buy inside is nothing short of unparalleled! Gray Area coffeeshop is a guarantee for the most demanding cannabis smokers!

Vondel Coffeeshop, a stone’s throw from Vondel Park in Amsterdam!

The Vondel Coffee Shop is one of our favorite places, it is that we frequent every year to find a place of total privacy and relaxation where you can smoke and work from your PC!

In addition to always hosting one (or both) of our favorite strains of Strawberry Kush and Apple Haze, this coffeeshop is only 50 meters from the entrance to Vondel Park (the largest park in Amsterdam), and is always free from annoying groups of tourists in the city center!

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Blue Lagoon, the most friendly Coffee!

If we make a list of the 10 best coffee shop in Amsterdam ever, we cannot fail to mention the Blue Lagoon, a coffeeshop on the Overtoom very close to the Vondel Park and the Vondel Coffeeshop (same street 500 meters away), but with a very respectable staff!

Finding promotions with herbs and Hashish common in Amsterdam, but also rarer and more particular, rely on the friendliness and professionalism of the staff to make you recommend only the best! Amnesia Haze, Lemon Haze and White Widow are highly recommended! Blue Lagoon is the most friendly and comfortable Amsterdam Coffeeshop, connecting Leidseplein (beginning of the city center) with the suburbs (Amsterdam Zuid).

Dolphins Coffeeshop. simply unique!

The Dolphins Coffee Shop is an old memory of ours, which we have entered a few times over the course of nearly ten years, but we have always had good memories of the venue, the staff, the location and the quality / price of the weed. The only flaw of the place is that it is always full of people, finding it difficult to find comfortable seats and not shared!

You can use bongs and vaporizers leaving a deposit such as your identity document or cash: just ask the staff!

The Dampkring coffee shop in Amsterdam needs no introduction!

No presentation for the Dampkring, a place where scenes from the famous movie Oceans Twelve were shot, starring none other than George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta Jones and other Hollywood legends!

The design of the restaurant is unique, boasting the entire interior in fine wood. The prices are higher than elsewhere, but the reasons are always clear: The place, the quality, the name!

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Kashmir Coffeeshop & Lounge: Drinking alcohol and smoking Marijuana is possible!

The Kashmir Coffee Shop and Lounge (two different places, facing each other with only the road separating them!) Is a pleasant discovery made in the first trips to Amsterdam!

Since it is forbidden to sell alcohol and cannabis in the same place, there are places in Amsterdam where it is however possible to consume Alcohol while smoking Marijuana, and the Kashmir Lounge is just one of them!

Stock up on weed (fumes highly recommended) in their small, prestigious coffeeshop, cross the street and step into their lounge room to relax with a good glass of Dutch beer!

Terminator Coffee Shop Amsterdam: where it all ends!

And finally, the Terminator is one of the last coffee shops known and frequented by us, which we could not fail to mention for the kindness, availability and professionalism of the manager, as well as the fantastic qualities of Marijuana he selected!

It will not be uncommon to be offered a glass of Moroccan mint tea with which you can warm up in your favorite moment of relaxation! their Buddha Laughing is highly recommended!

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(EXTRA) The 5 most famous and popular coffee shops in Amsterdam!

Beyond our list of 10 best coffee shop in Amsterdam to visit in 2024, here are the 5 most famous and popular coffee shops in all of Amsterdam!

Green House Coffeeshop

Can you think of anything with Green House Coffee shop? You will surely have understood that this famous chain of venues is part of the Green House Seeds brand, the most awarded and sold cannabis seed bank in the world (not to be confused with Greenhouse Effect)!

With the only flaw of always being full of tourists (especially Italians) and having slightly higher prices, inside the Green House Coffeeshops you can find the qualities of Marijuana that have made the history of Dutch weed! If you are in Amsterdam and want to enter Greenhouse Coffeeshop, we recommend that you buy their Hawaiian Snow or Super Lemon Haze, one of our favorite strains!

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Barney’s Coffee Shop

Also for this place the same story applies to the previous one: Barney’s Coffeeshop is owned by the Barney’s Farm brand, one of the best stabilized seed banks in the world! You will definitely find their Liberty Haze, a sativa that is always on their menu of space herbs and Hashish!

The Bulldog Coffee Shops

The Bulldog Coffeeshops are the most famous chain of clubs in Amsterdam, counting several units scattered around the city center and the Red Light District. Honestly, we never wanted to enter this place, and we don’t know how to give the place a review.

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Abraxas Amsterdam

Another very famous cannabis club, the Abraxas Coffeeshop in Amsterdam is one of the best known, and is located in the heart of the city. Highly recommended for the large selection of quality Marijuana!

Strain Hunters Coffeeshop (NEW)

Finally, Strain Hunters is the new coffee shop of Strain Hunters Seeds, the marijuana seed bank owned by Green House Seeds. We haven’t been able to enter this place yet, but we are sure we can soon, by leaving a review of this brand new novelty!

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And that’s all for this guide on the 10 best coffee shops in Amsterdam ever; continue to follow us in our new articles relating to countries where it is legal to smoke weed and grow Cannabis“, “the 15 best Cannabis Seed Banks of 2023” and the “Best Coffeeshops in Amsterdam 2023“!

Greetings from the Annibale Seedshop Team, see you soon!

Davide, Founder, CEO & Geneticist