Grey Area

Coffeeshop
Grey Area Known for producing some of the best weed and hash in the city, Grey Area is one of the most popular coffeeshops in Amsterdam and has won countless High Times Cannabis Cup awards – although, ironically, most of the wins have... Amsterdam Holland 52.3745879 4.8889754
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Party Earth Review Known for producing some of the best weed and hash in the city, Grey Area is one of the most popular coffeeshops in Amsterdam and has won countless High Times Cannabis Cup awards – although, ironically, most of the wins... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily noon–8pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Grey Area Review

The Scene

Known for producing some of the best weed and hash in the city, Grey Area is one of the most popular coffeeshops in Amsterdam and has won countless High Times Cannabis Cup awards – although, ironically, most of the wins have...

Known for producing some of the best weed and hash in the city, Grey Area is one of the most popular coffeeshops in Amsterdam and has won countless High Times Cannabis Cup awards – although, ironically, most of the wins have been for marijuana produced in the United States.

Nonetheless, this small coffeeshop and its high-quality menu has made regulars out of celebs like Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson, not to mention the scores of weed enthusiasts who stop by like clockwork to replenish their private stock.

In terms of a scene, the place seats a maximum of sixteen people, so there’s never much going on. Walls plastered with stickers and posters of skateboarding, snowboarding, bands, and weed jokes and a few scattered tables make up the décor, though on sunny days, there’s usually a group of customers hanging out on the windowsill of the open front window.

Grey Area is truly a great place to grab a bottomless cup of coffee, visit with the friendly American owners, and soak in the vibes as it provides a window into Amsterdam’s well-reputed weed culture.

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Tip from Jonah:

Stop by Grey Area in the afternoon and then chill out at Vondelpark for the rest of the day.

  • Crowd

    Regulars, weed connoisseurs, and American and other international students, 20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Rock, reggae and old-school ska, although selections tends to lean towards indie and experimental tracks.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Space cakes and around twenty varieties of weed and hash including the award-winning OG Kush, L.A. Confidential, and Chocolope. A collection of ten bongs made by Roor and Jerome Baker are available for use.

  • Prices

    Weed and hash €9.50–€22/gram, space cakes €7. Tea and coffee €1.50.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weekends are busiest – between noon and 2pm, the line often trails out the door.

  • Close By

    Right next door is Foodism, a small and vibrant café offering wholesome sandwiches and panini.

Grey Area User Reviews

Average rating:
No need to look past the Grey Area!
Ajanni U. Jul 13, 2013
Most reliable and efficient weed store in Amsterdam. They have all the best merchandise at the most reasonable prices. This is a tourist stop, so it will be constantly packed.. If you happen to find a place to chill, the Grey Area can turn into the most vibrant down to earth 4by4 meter room, once you leave the first thing on your mind will be coming back. The staff are super cool, they pulled out their biggest bong just for me and a couples boys to try out.. really nice people considering how many people walk in and out every day! If in doubt, go to Grey Area!
Coffeeshop
Leah S. Apr 22, 2013
It's an American-owned coffeeshop with a great vibe. Be sure to leave your mark on the wall! My friends and I signed a rolling paper and stuck it on the wall. I hope I get to go back in the future and still see it there!
Cool shop, friendly people
Craig B. Dec 9, 2012
First of all, I was not as into the coffeeshop scene as you would think an American in Amsterdam would be, but I heard that if I was going to only visit a few that Grey Area should definitely be on my list. I was surprised to hear English spoken with an American accent (specifically, I think it was New York or New Jersey), but I probably should have expected it, if only based on all the photos of American celebrities pasted on the walls. The folks who operate the shop were very friendly, and I felt pretty welcome there even though I definitely did not feel at home. However, as the review says, the shop is tiny so it's pretty much an in-and-out place, not somewhere to hang out.
Consistent great product, popular, itsy bitsy
Amster M. Dec 4, 2012
Consistently great product, award winning, big among celebs, and they don't change their look or vibe. It's so small, if coffeeshops in Amsterdam had dive bars this would be it. But people love it, and their reputation is known across the globe, so good on them. They're another business that's confident enough to be cool with photos, and the guy behind the counter simply just want you to love the cannabis experience. The owners are honest guys, and love to hand out souvenirs just because. Real friendly vibe, everyone talks with everyone because it's such close quarters.
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