“Yeah, it’s legal, but it ain’t a hundred per cent legal. I mean, you can’t walk into a restaurant, roll a joint, and start puffin’ away. They want you to smoke in your home or certain designated places.” If you’re a Tarantino fan, no doubt you know the rest of this quote as Vincent pontificated about his travels around Europe to Jules. This was all the way back in the ’90s when Amsterdam was famous all around the world for its relaxed laws on Marijuana. Today, it still is famous for its Cannabis and CBD cafes, or as they are called coffeeshops. Let’s look at the best Coffeeshops for your next visit to the ‘Dam.

The Bulldog

Located in Amsterdam’s heart, “The Bulldog” is among the most popular places in the city. Interestingly, the building of this coffee shop has initially been an Amsterdam police station. “The Bulldog No. 90” laid the foundations for coffee shops in Amsterdam, and nowadays, it has its own chain of “Bulldogs” throughout the city centre. If you want to visit the papa of all coffee shops, this is the place to be. The address of the main Bulldog coffee shop is The Bulldog Palace, Leidseplein 15, 1017 PS Amsterdamand.


Boerejongens is favoured by the locals. This coffee shop has four locations around Amsterdam, and its distinctive feature is a classy interior with brass gold, wood and marble details. Boerejongens offers a wide variety of best quality weed, hash, and if you are hungry, they have space cake – and for a fair price. Their well-trained staff will make it easier for you to choose your preferred weed products. The location of their main coffee shop is Utrechtsestraat 21, 1017 VH Amsterdam.

Tweede Kamer Coffeeshop

Tweede Kamer Coffeeshop is one of the original coffee shops of Amsterdam and another one loved by its locals. It was founded in 1985, back in the time when Dutch regulations for cannabis were still new to the world. Its name refers to the Dutch parliament, which has the same name. Tweede Kamer is notable for its transparency and openness, as it was the first coffee shop that weighed and packaged its products in front of its customers. They are so dedicated that their staff won’t sell anything that they wouldn’t try themselves. It is an excellent place if you want to feel comfortable and intimate. You can find Tweede Kamer at Heisteeg 6, 1012 WC Amsterdam.

Grey Area

Sometimes, small places carry a big reputation. That is the case with Grey Area, which is well-known among Amsterdamers and foreigners. When it comes to quality, they accent the best among weed choices. Americans consider this place as a favourite, both commoners and celebrities. Many celebrities have tried their weed, such as Snoop Dogg, Deftones, Bush, Lou Reed, Bush, and many more. The place doesn’t have too much space, but with excellent quality, and friendly and knowledgeable staff, they prove to be in the league of the best coffee shops in Amsterdam. If you are interested in paying them a visit, they are located at Oude Leliestraat 2, 1015 AW Amsterdam.

Baba 9

This coffee shop has one of the best locations in Amsterdam. The first thing that catches the eye is its brilliant oriental-themed style. The shop is surrounded by various statues of divinities carved in stone with mystical robes. Additionally, you will see that you are surrounded by sex shops and adult theatres of the Red Light District when you look around. If we add the fact that they have excellent products, you will truly enjoy a unique experience there. Other than all these qualities, the staff in Baba 9 is helpful, and the place itself is excellent for socializing. Their location is Warmoesstraat 64, 1012 JH Amsterdam

420 Coffee shop

On the list of all of the coffee shops, we consider this the nicest. It is a place with a lot of traffic, but without overcrowding inside it. It makes you feel like you are on your own isolated, misty island while the rest of the world turns around. They are known for very friendly and kind staff, while its not-too-central location is excellent to avoid huge crowds. Furthermore, they have modest prices, pre-rolls are very good, which is perfect if you are new to this or don’t want to waste time, and you won’t wait in line for too much time. What makes it even better is that it is close to Van Stapele, which probably has the best cookie on the planet. Visit them too; you will be thankful for this tip. 420 coffee shop is located at Heisteeg 4-8, 1012 WC Amsterdam.