Welcome to the Netherlands.
Welcome to one of the most beautiful places in the world. You have many places to visit. When you stay in Amsterdam there is plenty to do. You have the opportunity to visit the Van Gogh Museum, hang out in Vondel Park, go shopping in an old post office or enjoy a joint in one of the many coffeeshops that you can find all over the city.
What is a coffeeshop?
You’re most likely here because you’ve already heard something about coffeeshops. Coffeeshops are the dutch way of distributing decriminalized cannabis. The coffeeshop policies are local policies. There are basically a lot of local rules that might apply. Amsterdam has around 170 coffeeshops. The coffeeshops in Amsterdam are open to everyone that has reached the legal age of 18. Be sure to bring a valid ID otherwise they will turn you away.
Is the system working?
The politic of prevention instead of prohibition is working very well in the netherlands. The netherlands have in average the same per head cannabis consumers as in germany. The system is good at controlling access to the drug. The rules that are given are executed, otherwise they are losing their license. Municipal administration modifies the policies on a regular basis. That caused many Amsterdam coffeeshops to close down so only around 160 are remaining in Amsterdam.
What are we doing?
We provide information for those who try to find the information, we are not associated with any coffeeshop at all. We’re trying to discover all the coffeeshops all over the netherlands, so when you find a shop that is not listed feel free to contact us over the contact formular. If you have any other question feel free to use the contact form as well.
And don’t forget to let us know how you enjoyed you experience. Go and leave a comment.
Interactive Amsterdam Coffeeshop Map
Our interactive amsterdam map helps you navigate around the city and provides additional hints while you’re on your coffeeshop crawl. Since we try to map coffeeshops, not only in Amsterdam but in the whole Netherlands, our interactive map grows as our collection of coffeeshops grow larger. So have a look at our interactive Amsterdam Coffeeshop Map.