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
Oude Leliestraat 2
Nieuwe Zijds, Amsterdam –
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.
Regulars, weed connoisseurs, and American and other international students, 20s to late 30s.
Rock, reggae and old-school ska, although selections tends to lean towards indie and experimental tracks.
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.
Weed and hash €9.50–€22/gram, space cakes €7. Tea and coffee €1.50.
Weekends are busiest – between noon and 2pm, the line often trails out the door.
Right next door is Foodism, a small and vibrant café offering wholesome sandwiches and panini.