Party Earth Review It’s easy to get lost in the details at Bluebird, a cool coffeeshop whose mesmerizing jungle theme is rife with lush murals of rain forests and a plethora of leafy green plants. The whole setting calls to mind a sort of... ... read full review
Sint Antoniesbreestraat 71
Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam –
It’s easy to get lost in the details at Bluebird, a cool coffeeshop whose mesmerizing jungle theme is rife with lush murals of rain forests and a plethora of leafy green plants.
The whole setting calls to mind a sort of tree house bungalow, with swirls of tropical reds, blues, and greens contributing to the soothing vibe.
What separates this coffeeshop from others is its reputation for selling great hash, and the young, international staff will happily answer any questions and provide sample catalogs for inspection.
Browsing the “Plant of the Gods” and “Book of Dreams” menus gives a good idea of the types, amounts, and prices of the products available, while an easy-to-read chart printed on the back of the menus offers more information about what to expect from each selection.
Not surprisingly, the vibe is laid back and welcoming to both regulars and visitors, so patrons should stop in at the coffee bar for a quieter daytime scene or join the other customers in the evenings for a snack and light conversation.
A young, mellow mix of locals, expats, students, and travelers, mostly 20s.
Reggae and a touch of smooth jazz.
Organic snacks and tostis, space cakes, muffins. The best-selling hash varieties include Quaze, Bluebird Special, and Super Skunk.
Pre-weighed bags of pot and hash €12.50. Pipes and grinders €5–€15. Snacks €2.50–€3.50, “baked” goods €4+. Coffee and tea €2, soft drinks €2, bottled Looza juice €2+.
Across the street is the Waterlooplein market, well known for its vintage finds from rare record albums to authentic leather jackets.