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Amsterdam Coffee Shop Google Map

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Amsterdam Coffee Shops

General information Amsterdam Coffeeshops

In the Netherlands the law upholds a policy of tolerance when it comes to cannabis usage. This means that any person over the age of 18 can buy up to 5 grams of cannabis in authorized cannabis café’s, or “coffeeshops” as the Dutch call them. The sale, and usage of marijuana and hash is allowed only at these locations and the police will not take any action. There was a rumor that foreigners would not be allowed in these establishments anymore as of 2013, but the government has decided to pass of the idea and residents as well as non-residents are allowed to purchase and use soft drugs like marijuana and hashies.

no cannabis smoking allowed

Coffee shops are being held under strict regulations in the Netherlands and the government will not hesitate to close a shop down when these rules are being broken.

  • Every customer can only buy up to 5 grams of cannabis per day.
  • Serving alcohol is not allowed
  • Hard drugs or any other narcotics are not allowed inside the establishment
  • Advertising the sale of cannabis is not allowed. Only a sign saying that the place is a coffee shop is allowed

Coffee Shops in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is known worldwide for its coffeeshops and the city hosts over 220 coffeeshops. Have a look at our Amsterdam coffeeshop map to see where they are situated. There are many different kinds of coffeeshops just as there are many different kinds of bars and café’s. Some are more like you typical Rastafari place with Bob Marley displaced on the walls everywhere you look, some more general touristy, some authentic Dutch, some super loud and crowded, there is one shop dedicated to the Doors, some are really small and quietly hidden in local neighborhoods, there are some very trippy places with blue lights and psychedelic drawings on the walls and so on…

rolling a joint

Each of these coffee shops has their own menu and selection of grass, hash, pre-rolled joints and sometimes a nice menu of edibles like space-cake or hash brownies. There are thousands of different varieties of cannabis available and prices vary. Each shop has its own pricing. You pay a bit more in the center of Amsterdam especially in places that are basically meant for tourism. The general prices range from about €6,- (£5.13) to €11,- (£9.41) for a gram of weed or hash. Pre-rolled joints cost about €2.50 (£2.14). Rolling papers you can always buy in any coffee shop and most of them have some on the bar for free. In some coffee shops, like the Grey Area shop, you can borrow a vaporizer to smoke your marijuana. As this is basically the cleanest way to smoke you herbs, it is really worth a try!

The better coffee shops are cheaper, have a better selection, friendlier staff, nicer snacks, and better music. We attempted to find a few for you. Hard work but somebody had to do it. For a google-map of all the coffeeshops in Amsterdam, check out our page with the best Amsterdam Coffee Shop Google Map.

Coffeeshop Mellow Yellow

Cosy hang-out with good hash selection, excellent music and even a pool table.

Vijzelgracht 33
1017 HN Amsterdam
Daily noon–8pm Good place to start the day with as the Staff of Mellow Yellow like to keep its customers busy with table-soccer and pinball machines. Overall a very young crowd, excellent music (rare groove, drum and bass) from time to time. Overall thumbs up.

Coffeeshop Grey Area

Award winning and very popular coffeeshop with excellent service. Pretty small but very cosy.

Oude Leliestraat 2
1015 AW Amsterdam
Daily noon–8pm Grey Area is known to sell the finest quality of hash and weed in the city. This coffee shop has won many High Times Cannabis Cup awards and is a popular place for people that visit Amsterdam for the first time. It is known that many celebrities have visited Grey Area. The music is basically your standard reggae, ska and rock. The prices are a bit high, but the quality makes up for this. Highly recommended!

Coffeeshop Abraxas

A very clean and elegant place that makes you feel welcome the moment you walk though the door.

Jonge Roelensteeg 12 -14
1012 PL Amsterdam
Daily 9am–8pm Coffeeshop Abraxas is the first ever official coffeeshop in Amsterdam (or so they say) and some of the original interior of back in the days is now being displayed in the Global Hemp Museum of Haarlem. The are known fo their welcoming vibe and great menu. The staff is very friendly and it is a place where you can easily hang out for a long time.

20 more good coffee shops in Amsterdam

In alphabetical order: Address:



420 Cafe (De Kuil) Oudebrugsteeg 27 10.00-1.00 10.00-3.00
Barney’s Breakfast Bar Haarlemmerstraat 102 7.00-22.00 7.00-22.00
Blue Bird St. Antoniusbreedstraat 71 9.30-1.00 9.30-1.00
Bushdocter Thorbeckeplein 28 10.00-22.00 10.00-1.00
Bulldog Leischeplein
Leidseplein 17 9.00-1.00 9.00-1.00
Central Prins Hendrikkade 89 7.00-22.00 7.00-1.00
De Dampkring Handboogstraat 29 10.00-1.00 10.00-2.00
Front Page Zoutsteeg 14 9.00-0.00 9.00-2.00
Greenhouse Tolstraat 91 9.00-1.00 9.00-3.00
Greenhouse Centrum Oudezijds Voorburgwal 191 9.00-1.00 9.00-3.00
Greenhouse Namaste Waterlooplein 345 9.00-1.00 9.00-2.00
Homegrown Fantasy Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 87a 12.00-23.00 12.00-0.00
Old Church Oudekerksplein 54 10.00-1.00 10.00-2.00
Pink Floyd (Umma Gumma) Haarlemmerstraat 44 9.00-20.00 9.00-20.00
Rokerij Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 41 10.00-1.00 10.00-3.00
Rokerij II Singel 8 9.00-1.00 9.00-2.00
Rokerij III Amstel 8 9.00-1.00 9.00-1.00
Siberie Brouwersgracht 11 11.00-23.00 11.00-0.00
Stix Utrechtsestraat 21 11.00-1.00 11.00-1.00
Tweede Kamer Heisteeg 6 10.00-1.00 10.00-2.00
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