10 Most Famous and Best Amsterdam Coffee Shops
No matter how much we talk about Amsterdam, it will never be enough. In short’ this is the city of dreams. But today we will tell you about the mysterious and enchanting places of the city. We have collected a series of gorgeous coffeeshops and places to smoke joints and we tell you everything about this privilege you can never have anywhere else in the world. Let’s start!
1. Lost in Amsterdam Lounge Cafe
YOU'RE NOT LOST UNTIL YOU'RE LOST IN AMSTERDAM!
If you’re looking for a unique Amsterdam experience, you came to the right place. Lost in Amsterdam is a smoker-friendly lounge and the perfect place to relax and enjoy what Amsterdam has to offer. They don’t sell any weed but you can bring it yourself. This is also the meeting point of a lot of tourists, so you can meet people while you're enjoying good tunes of our live DJ. For these reasons Lost in Amsterdam is the number one in the must-go list. Don’t forget to order one of the amazing monster milkshakes while you're there!
➤ Handboogstraat 29, 1012 XM Amsterdam / www.dampkring.nl
This spacious coffeeshop with candlelight and a southwestern/Spanish style atmosphere is just the place to come and chill. You can come in to find people sitting around with beers and jars in front of them, a laid-back nuance that will allow you to stay until 1:00 in the morning. Some of the favourite flavours of nugs include Mexican Haze, Kali Mist and G13 Amnesia, and Dampkring has even bred winners for Cannabis Cup as well. Don't forget to try their hash, like Simpson Kush and Dutch Moonshine.
3. Barney's Coffeeshop
➤ Haarlemmerstraat 102, 1013 EW Amsterdam / www.barneys.biz
If you’re looking for exceptional food, great value drinks and an exceptional service then you’re in the right place. Come and enjoy the massively varied menu in the comfort of this beautifully decorated building.
You can find Barney’s Uptown a short five minute walk away from Central Station, and right across the road from the world renowned Barney’s Coffeeshop! Come and enjoy a big selection of beverages, or even a full meal!
4. Grey Area
➤ Oude Leliestraat 2, 1015 AW Amsterdam / www.greyarea.nl
Grey Area is a speciality weed shop, held in high esteem by true Cannabis Connoisseurs. The Proprietors give personal service and customized deals including US Style eighth-ounces. Expect an arsenal of glass bongs, home style conversations, mass information-sharing and don’t forget to ask our Budtenders or Doorman if you can use the free Volcano Vaporizer! Grey Area is a cosy little shop with a varied selection of tunes and living room type atmosphere where you feel like you’re at home.
Grey Area has befriended a lot of famous people over the past 25 years and is a favourite hangout for many Celebrities when visiting Amsterdam. Amongst them you’ll find musicians and their crew, actors, DJ’s, cannabis activists and other strange and interesting characters.
5. The Bulldog
➤ Leidseplein 15, 1017 PS Amsterdam / www.thebulldog.com
Probably the most well-known coffeeshop in the center of the Red Light District because The Bulldog started selling weed in the 70s and has steadily grown into an international brand. Thanks to the central location at Leidseplein (ironically, the building is a former Amsterdam police station). The Bulldog is actually a chain of Bulldogs spread around the city centre. The Bulldog No. 90 (Oudezijds Voorburgwal 88) was the first coffee shop in Amsterdam and laid the benchmark for the existing coffee shops in Amsterdam. Visiting Amsterdam for a few days and looking for a hotel near Amsterdam coffeeshops? The Bulldog Hotel Amsterdam is located along a canal, you find it at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220.
➤ 101 Parallelweg, Amsterdam, 6001 HM / http://paradoxcoffeeshop.com/
This low-key, neighbourhood coffeeshop bakes and sells some of the finest space cakes in Amsterdam. Aside from tasty, THC-laced treats, Paradox also features a cosy smoking room complete with paintings and other decorations created by local artists. The coffeeshop is located in a popular, laid-back neighbourhood in western Amsterdam called de Jordaan, which lies just outside the city’s historical canal belt.
7. Green House
➤ Oudezijds Voorburgwal 191, 1012 EW Amsterdam / www.greenhouse.org
Looking for a small little shop that still has quality herbs? This is a great place for just that, as well as to hang out with some friends or to get to know new people. Enjoy the nuance of this enigmatic and introspective feel, and excite yourself on the impressive mantra over the menu: "Green House/ Winner of 38 High Times Cannabis Cup". And for good reason, with their excellent nugs such as Traincrash, Trainwreck, Flowerbomb Kush and Jack Herer. You can't find more zealous employees or customers, and it truly is a great hangout for the traveler or the local of Amsterdam.
➤ Herengracht 133, 1015 BG Amsterdam
Previously known as “Whootsie Tootsie”, Amnesia is a small coffee shop with dark red interior, nice hanging red lights and mellow music that sets the mood. On a sunny day it’s a great spot to sit outside and watch the boats on the Herengracht. Interesting menu with some lesser known varieties (some of them 100% organic) and friendly staff who will take time to explain.
➤ Jonge Roelensteeg 12- 14, 1012 PL Amsterdam / www.abraxas.tv
The name of this coffeeshop is connected to the seven classic planets of the Middle Ages, but it certainly is a popular place to hang out nowadays, even in the midst of all the mystical and Middle Eastern decor. With elegantly carved wood and lovely tile patterns on the walls, this bright and detailed shop has clearly been taken great care of by its owners. A clean and cozy atmosphere invites the customers to sit down and try their excellent Mako Haze, Amnesia Haze or Amnesia Lemon strains. Their great hash choices, like Ketama and Moroccan, are both a mixture of classics and unique favorites. Offering free internet it is one of the best tourist-friendly coffeeshops in Amsterdam.
➤ Warmoesstraat 64, 1012 JH Amsterdam / www.babashops.com
The atmosphere at Baba is lively, with loud music tending towards hip hop and high-octane electronic dance music that seems a bit odd with the Hindu imagery that features prominently in the coffee shop’s decoration. Couches at the back offer a place to relax, while high tables and stools line the front of this Amsterdam coffee shop. The wide windows lining this corner building offer a perfect chance for people watching on Warmoesstraat; a street guaranteed to show some interesting characters.