Amsterdam Coffeeshops Overview

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In the Netherlands the term coffeeshop has very little do with coffee, though most coffeeshops in Amsterdam probably have a cup of Joe to go with that brick of weed you just cashed out after bragging to your friends about your lung capacity.

Once you wake up (Amsterdam coffeeshops are known for their high quality product) there is a large assortment of pot purveyors to partake in. Although the total number of venues in the city can fluctuate as coffeeshops come and coffeeshops go, Amsterdam’s roughly 300 coffeeshops differ as wildly in style, approach, and atmosphere as any other type of establishment.

Popular venues include the tourist-packed Rookies, the colorful Coffeeshop Abraxas, the ever-quaint Coffeeshop YO YO, and the warm and friendly Coffeeshop Pinkfloyd. History lovers will also definitely want to hit up Coffeeshop Mellow Yellow, the first coffeeshop in Amsterdam that has been rolling out juicy blunts since the 70s.

Finding a coffeeshop in Amsterdam is never difficult because most major neighborhoods will have several to choose from, so whether you’re in De Pijp, Leidseplein, Nieuwe Zijds, Jordaan, Rembrandtplein, or of course the Red Light District, just look for the familiar COFFEESHOP sign, the red-yellow-green Rastafarian flags, or a depiction of palm leaves to indicate that a place sells cannabis. Once inside, first-timers are encouraged not to order the strongest item on the menu, as Amsterdam coffeeshops are….wait, what were we talking about?

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For cannabis connoisseurs looking for a more home-grown experience, there are also a bevy of seed shops around the city to help you get your Breaking Bad experimentation skills in full working order. Companies like Zamnesia Seedshop help sativa seekers find a variety of strains from award winners to classics.

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