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    Smartshops in Amsterdam

    by dustmon Written Jun 6, 2010
    Smartshop near Leidseplein

    Smartshops in Amsterdam sell herbal drugs that "open the mind" such as Skullcap, Valerian, Puama, and magic mushrooms among others. I personally have not tried these since the 70's but I have spoken to folks who have and they say it is safe and fun, so long as you are knowing what you are doing. Be careful what you put in your mouth---it may come back to bite you!

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    Bushdoctor Coffeeshop

    by dustmon Written Jun 3, 2010
    Purple Haze, Man.......

    I don't say which brand is better, because I really don't have the knowledge needed to define differences in smoke---suffice to say, this is a nice shop with friendly folk behind the counters...If they have Earl Grey, I am happy, and they did.
    Nice little table setup out front, too.

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    Coffee Shops--420 Cafe

    by kingeide1 Written Sep 18, 2009

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    Outside of Coffee shop

    I ventured inside this cozy coffee shop and was amazed at what I saw. I bellied up to the bar and ordered some coffee, next to me was a guy from Florida taking a hit from a bong. The barrista after bringing my coffee to me lit up a joint and stating crocheting a necklace. It felt like this was perfectly normal activity. The barrista and guy from Florida were great people to talk too.

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  • Must visit Coffee Shops

    by PBL420x Written Jul 15, 2009

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    3 top coffee shops that are a must while visiting Amsterdam.

    1)The Greenhouse (Very friendly, great weed, place to camp outside & smoke)

    2)The Dolphins(Very friendly, cool decore, great weed, upstairs is pure only, but downstairs is a lounge are where you can also smoke cigs)

    3)Barney's Lounge(Very friendly, great weed(I suggest the Blue Cheese strain) a tad bit small, but never really over packed/crowded)

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    List of Coffeeshops that allow weed and/or tobacco

    by Kennymac Updated May 16, 2009

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    Here is the list you need to find coffeeshops and bars where you can still smoke in since the smoking ban came in ENJOY

    Coffeeshops:

    Bluebird

    Dolphins - Kerk Straat - Tobacco smoking downsatirs

    Rookies - Korte Leidsedwarsstraat - Tobacco smoking room to the right

    Dampkring II aka Pink Floyd - Haarlemmerstraat - Tobacco upstairs

    Rock-It - Mieuwmarkt

    Route 99 - Opposite Prix D`ami off Damrak

    Relax - Sittard

    OtherSide

    Balou - Halvemaansteeg - Near rembrandtplein

    Sheeba - Warmostraat

    Siberie - Singel

    Rusland

    + the coffeeshop directly oppsite Sheeba .(Jungle/Oerwoud)

    De Kroon - Off Damrak opposite De Kuil 420

    Route 66 - Warmostraat - Near Sheeba

    The Grasshoper - Nieuwezeids Vorrburgwal

    Coffeeshop Reefer - Next to Bluebird

    The Green Place - Off Nieuwmarkt

    Resin - Hekeveld (near Old Style on the map)

    Andalucia - tobacco smoking area on the 1st and 2nd floors (ground floor is pure only)

    Rastababy - inside (bar area) is pure only - conservatory area is tobacco

    Freeworld Coffeeshop - on the Nieuwendijk

    Prix D`ami

    Bars that sell Alcohol, but allow tobacco or/and weed

    Nes Cafe - allows tobacco or joint smoking in entrance room and pure cannabis smoking in rest of bar

    Susies Saloon - Next to Ricks cafe cannabis and tobacco allowed

    Stones Cafe - Tobacco smoking allowed out the back

    Red Light Bar - smoking on 3rd floor, tobacco etc, and tasty extra cold heineken

    Excalibur Bar - RLD Tobacco Smoking Upstairs

    The Bar next to De Kuil 420 - Pure joints allowed with your pint

    Winstons Hotstel/St Christopher's - Tables out the back for smoking tobacco and weed

    Hunters Vodka Bar - Pure reefers allowed - no tobacco

    Hemp Hotel Bar - Alcohol served, and pure joints allowed too..

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    Coffeeshops tour with guide

    by catnl Updated Apr 14, 2009

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    Joints

    All u wanna know about joints tour with guide
    Beside Amsterdam u can get stuff in any other city in Holland.

    map of coffeeshops in the Netherlands

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    Is weed obsolete?

    by breughel Updated Dec 1, 2008

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    Funghi Porcini a magic mushroom!

    Weed might well be obsolete.
    During my recent stay in Amsterdam I learned that the trend nowadays in Holland is for "paddos", Dutch word for "paddestoel" or mushroom.
    Hallucinogenic mushrooms are now a must in Amsterdam.
    The Dutch newspapers reported already deadly casualties with "magic mushrooms" among tourists.
    Owners of coffee shops will be obliged to hire skilled botanists in order to avoid further lethal cases.
    Although I have not a Ph.D. in mycology, I feel I could recommend "Funghi Porcini" as a magic mushroom. I had some in Verona (Italy, where this "paddo" is grown) together with tagliatelle and I can tell you that I reached the seventh heaven.
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    New.
    There are now rules in preparation by the authorities of Amsterdam on the sale of paddo's in what they call "smartshops":
    "Kopers die voor het eerst in een smartshop komen en paddo's willen aanschaffen, krijgen de drugs pas minimaal drie dagen later. In de tussenliggende periode kunnen ze informatie vergaren over de werking ervan."
    Translation : Buyers who are coming for the first time in a smartshop and want to buy hallucinogenic mushrooms will receive the drugs after a minimum delay of 3 days. In between they can get information about the action of these paddo's.
    Last year there were 124 incidents in Amsterdam, some deadly, with hallucinogenic mushrooms mostly with young tourists.
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    LATEST NEWS
    Since December 1st, 2008 paddo's (hallucinogenic mushrooms) are prohibited in the Netherlands.

    The "smartshops" organisation "De Vereniging Landelijk Overleg Smartshops" (sic) is furious.

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    Grey Area

    by Kennymac Updated Nov 25, 2008

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    Grey Area at night

    Great little coffeeshop know for its quality weeds,also a cannabis cup winner 2007 for there chocolope.They have large bongs to use, this i find does the trick.As for the size of the place its tiny, enough room for a table a couple of chairs and a small shelf along the wall with bar stools,so all in all it has everything you need *UPDATE Nov 2008* Try the Yellow Cab WOW!

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    "coffee shops"

    by doug48 Updated Jun 30, 2008

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    amsterdam coffee shop

    pictured is a typical "coffee shop" in amsterdam. these are business that sell marijauna. there are about fifty of these establishments in central amsterdam. drugs per se are illegal in holland but these establishments are condoned by the dutch government. another interesting aspect of dutch culture.
    here is an update, in may 2008 the dutch government has banned cigarette smoking in all public buildings in holland. however the "coffee shops" of amsterdam have been given an exception.

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    Queen Cannibus!

    by seasonedveteran Written Apr 1, 2008

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    Yes, its all true about amsterdam. Whats more is that seated next to you, youll find locals who are great patrons of the green plant, and do it just like they're cigarettes. A little shocking, but almost guarantee a chillout atmosphere. haha

    A very popular coffeeshop is called the Grasshopper, where you can find mostly tourists. But choose any old shop! be creative. I think it is rather expensive as well, accounting for all the fast food you be purchasing soon afterwards. ;)

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    Contemplating the Greenhouse Effect

    by mollymoo0oo0 Updated Jan 10, 2008

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    In their own words:

    "In the steamy summer of 1992 The Greenhouse Effect was born. We wanted to give the discerning smoker an alternative to the stereotypical ´dark and seedy´coffeeshop and set about doing it our own way."

    Well, that's exactly what they've achieved here... it's a lovely light space, full of lush green plants and bamboo floors and walls... if you're looking for a place to light up, make this your stop off point. The space cakes are nice too :) (just remember the effects may be stong!)

    There is also a friendly-looking hotel attached, although I've not experienced it personally.

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    Cheech and Chong's

    by Kid-A Written Oct 25, 2007

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    Cheech and Chong's coffeeshop

    Drugs are legal everywhere. In the U.S., caffeine, niccotine and alcohol are the major legal drugs. In Amsterdam, I guess most people probably know that some other drugs are legal. And you should know that a coffeeshop in Amsterdam is not so much a coffeeshop as it is a place to sample different types of marijuana.

    Cheech and Chong's is not as famous as The Bulldog (the first and most spoken-of Amsterdam coffeeshop), and it's not in the red-light district.

    I guess that's about all there is to say about it, except that...

    when in Amsterdam... :)

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    Smokeys - best of the bunch!

    by Bushman23 Written Oct 12, 2007

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    Smokeys - Picture courtesy of WWW...

    Smokeys coffee shop is a fair walk from the red light district, but its definitely worth making the effort to get there! Pool tables, a fussball table in good condition, excellent latte's, and very good weed... throw in friendly and helpful staff, recipe for success!

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    Extase Coffee Shop

    by Bushman23 Written Oct 12, 2007

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    Extase... ecstacy? maybe...

    Just across the street from our local :-P coffee shop, lies the Extase Coffee Shop... slightly more upmarket in appearance, and slightly more expensive... still a very nice atmosphere, though no fussball table. Oh, and they have very nice coffee too :-)

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    First stop: Coffee Shop!!

    by Bushman23 Written Oct 5, 2007

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    Pick up the pieces

    'Pick Up The Pieces' was the first coffee shop we stopped at, and we came back here a few times... probably because it was right underneath our hostel, but also because its quite quaint, and pretty cheap in comparison with a few of the others we visited... Its got a fussball table downstairs too, although its not in great condition. Single joints cost about 4 Euros, and you can buy weed (1.5 - 3 grams) for 14 Euros.

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