Mellow Yellow

Coffeeshop
Mellow Yellow The first licensed coffeeshop in Amsterdam, Mellow Yellow opened its doors in 1967 and remains a must-see for connoisseurs of cultural cannabis. Amsterdam Holland 52.3609936 4.8914615
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Mellow Yellow - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review The first licensed coffeeshop in Amsterdam, Mellow Yellow opened its doors in 1967 and remains a must-see for connoisseurs of cultural cannabis. The exterior, with its bright yellow façade and retro black stripe design... ... read full review

  • Phone:

    020 6380436

  • Hours:

    Daily 7am–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Mellow Yellow Review

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The first licensed coffeeshop in Amsterdam, Mellow Yellow opened its doors in 1967 and remains a must-see for connoisseurs of cultural cannabis.

The first licensed coffeeshop in Amsterdam, Mellow Yellow opened its doors in 1967 and remains a must-see for connoisseurs of cultural cannabis.

The exterior, with its bright yellow façade and retro black stripe design, still screams 1960s, but the interior is nothing but modern.

Sleek tables, cushioned stools, and wraparound couches on the main floor and upstairs provide ample space to chill out. Televisions are usually tuned to sports, and there are plenty of old-school activities like pinball, foosball, pool, and board games.

Mellow Yellow’s menu offers an above-average selection of quality bud, and the friendly employees are ready to lend a hand if needed.

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Tip from Jonah:

This is where Amsterdam’s coffee shop culture began, so stay a while and soak it up. Throw a few coins into the jukebox and listen to some tunes, sip a cola, and warm up on the €0.50 foosball table. Then move the party downstairs for some rounds of €1 pool.

  • Crowd

    A blend of young to middle-age locals and travelers.

  • Entertainment / Music

    A jukebox provides a selection of top hits, classic rock, and reggae. One play €0.40, three plays €1, seven plays €2. Pinball, foosball, board games. TV.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Grams €6–€12+, space cakes €3.50. Looza fruit juices €2, herbal loose leaf teas €1.50, coffee €1.50.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Anytime.

Mellow Yellow User Reviews

Average rating:
Get Mellow...
Jakub R. Feb 27, 2013
This coffeeshop takes place at my TOP5 coffeeshops in Amsterdam so far. With a little bit of the hand location its a coffeeshop definitely worth trying. Opening up from 7 a clock its one of the first coffeshops to open up even on Sunday. Good quality service with very easygoing guys you might have a very nice talk with them when they are not too busy. Optional drinks starting from the reg. Cola up for some Looza fruit drinks (If you never tried these are very nice and sweet juices. Standart coffee/ tea option with a very nice fresh tea. You will also be satisfied with the weed list. The BLUEBERRY, twice the cannabis cup winner definitely worth the price. Local facilities like a foosbal table (50 cents a game), pinbal table (around 1 euro a game) and the pool downstairs (1 euro a game) will keep you entertained for long hours. Open jukebox with quite a repertoire is getting the mood mellow yellow.... Only missing thing is the free wifi which would be wonderful but to have there a nice time not really neccesary as its great to just get in and switch off....
Decent stop for regulars
Amster M. Dec 9, 2012
Don't come here expecting this to carry the vibe as Amsterdam's first coffeeshop, because I'm sure you'll think it has the same decor, vibe and clientele as it did 60 years ago. And it really doesn't. I wouldn't even say this should be a place for first timers. It's a good spot for local smokers in the neighborhood, or people on their way somewhere stopping in for a joint. When I walked in there to spend some time, I met some nice Dutch guys who actually worked at the Heineken Experience, which I though was cute that they went here. Give it a chance and you'll like it, but be open.
Great size and welcome....But.....
Colin J. Dec 5, 2012
I just really do prefer the coffee shops that are used by the locals and not as much the tourists. It has a great space about the place though. You can play a bit of pool downstairs, borrow a bong and it has a great vibe from the people working there. It has its place in history for sure, and so it could be deemed as one of the places to visit on the tourist check list. But hidden away you can find special places untouched by the hand of the tourist.. This place is definitely worth a visit, but those seeking to escape the tourist flocks might want to make their local smoke a little more mellow. It has a good collection of people here though, and the juke box is a winner! So a coffee shop where you can choose the music should rate highly on any smokers list.
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