The Cannabis College – in the Red Light District

Outside The Cannabis College

The Cannabis College – for you higher education – is a free advice and information center about cannabis and all its uses.  There are displays of cannabis products from health supplements to clothing and house and car building materials.  There is a grow room in the basement with plants at different stages of the growing…

Bluebird Coffeeshop (good for beginners)

Outside Bluebird Coffeeshop

Bluebird doesn’t look like much from the outside, it’s in a modern building in the ugliest street of Amsterdam! However, they are really friendly and go out of their way to give good advice to the inexperienced. The Cannabis Colege recommends them highly and suggests that you start with the ‘Chocolope’ (type of grass, not…

Barney’s (Harlemmerstraat)

Outside Barney's Coffeeshop

This place is a regular winner of the Cannabis Cup and has a great menu to choose from. They also have volcano vaporizers on the tables ready for use for free. You have to buy a whole gram here, unlike the Dampkring where they will sell you a minimum amount of €5 worth. Barneys say…

Grey Area (Central) – Horribly crowded nowadays (2018)

Grey Area Coffeeshop

This coffee shop is not the greatest for chilling in, it is small and cramped but their stuff is good and prices reasonable. They are well known for their quality strains of American marijuana as well as the famous Americans that have visited the place, think Willy Nelson, Lou Reed, Woody Harrelson and a whole…

Dampkring (Spui and Harlemmerstraat)

Outside Dampkring Coffeeshop

The Dampkring is the coffee shop used in Oceans 12, a movie I haven’t seen but still, it’s been cool for decades. They have a sleepy cat called Bowie that you can stroke until you get bored. Dampkring means ‘smoke ring’ as well as ‘atmosphere’. The staff is friendly and helpful and the decor is…