Ranking of the best coffee shops in Amsterdam updated to 2023
Are you a marijuana enthusiast, but do you know that in the United States of America, legally, you can only buy legal weed? So if you’re visiting Amsterdam, you will want to try weed and hashish in one of the many coffee shops around the city so that you can enjoy them peacefully in a controlled and safe place, also open to the public?
But, to make sure you are buying top-quality weed, we suggest you pick the best coffee shops in Amsterdam from the hundreds around the city!
How to do it? There are so many and, as a tourist, it is practically impossible to know which is the best!
For this reason, today, we have decided to draw up the ranking of the best coffee shops in Amsterdam so that you always have a guide to consulting in time of need.
PS: Before starting, remember that you can only access these places if you are of legal age (therefore 18 years and over), and inside, the sale and consumption of alcohol (although there are some exceptions), tobacco and all substances considered “hard” drugs and the use of cell phones.
1) Barney’s Coffee shop
- Address: Haarlemmerstraat 102, 1013 EW Amsterdam
- Tel.: +31 20 625 9761
- Timetable: 9: 00-1: 00
The historic Barney’s Coffeeshop is housed in a 16th-century building and it is one of the most popular Amsterdam coffee shops in Haarlemmerstraat.
It is part of the same company Barney’s Farm, producer of high-quality cannabis seeds and winner of numerous “High Times Cup” awards.
Returning to the place, it is one of the best coffee shops in Amsterdam that gives visitors both the opportunity to buy and consume marijuana/hashish on-site and the possibility of refreshing themselves. Barney’s is open from breakfast to after dinner (precisely from 7 am to 10 pm) and offers friendly and competent services.
The weed menu focuses on highly prized strains and winners of a wide range of awards, so the products are slightly more expensive than other venues… But trust us, it’s worth it.
Finally, we must add that this famous Coffee Shop has recently been awarded the famous Travellers’ Choice Award 2022.
2) Gray Area Coffee Shop
- Address: Oude Leliestraat 2, 1015 AW Amsterdam
- Tel.: +31 20 420 4301
- Hours: 12: 00-20: 00
The Gray Area is a small venue with a considerable reputation for high-quality weed and “VIP” haunts (it looks like one of the most popular coffee shops for Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and many other celebrities).
The Back-to-Basics atmosphere and limited seating have contributed to its reputation as an “upscale venue”, so much so that tourists compete to visit this iconic, welcoming environment with a large selection of highly awarded marijuana.
3) Boerejongens Coffeeshop Center
- Address: Utrechtsestraat 21, 1017 VH Amsterdam
- Tel.: +31 20 447 3557
- Hours of 2023: 7: 00-00.45
Are you looking for an excellent value for money coffee shop? Then here is the Boerejongens Coffeeshop Center, a cosy little place, loved by tourists (received the Travelers’ Choice 2020 label from Trip Advisor) and full of the best cannabis strains and CBD weed? Although the award is from a few years ago, this coffee shop is still one of the best in Amsterdam today, and the many positive reviews on Google are witness to it.
But why is it so popular? 3 particular characteristics make Boerejongens one of the most popular coffee shops in Amsterdam. Here are which ones:
- First, the bright, modern and classy location differentiates it from other places (especially historical ones) that do not make aesthetics their strong point.
- Secondly, the unique value for money. The Boerejongens offer is vast, and the prices are super competitive.
- Broad opening hours. The restaurant, which also has an extensive menu, is open from breakfast until dinner (i.e., from 7 in the morning until 23.45).
The staff’s courtesy and preparation make Boerejongens an emerging, modern and among the best places in the city.
4) Green House Coffeeshop
- Address: Oudezijds Voorburg 191, 1012 EW Amsterdam
- Hours: 8 am to late night (usually closes at 1 am)
It is a small Coffee shop that offers an excellent atmosphere, but above all, high-quality cannabis or CBD Flowers (not surprisingly, The Green House has won around 40 High Times Cannabis Cups !).
The only flaw: being an excellent meeting point for tourists and, often, also for celebrities, the prices of the Green House Centrum are much higher than average. We can say that they are not as affordable as those of other clubs.
The beauty of the building and its interior, and the high reputation of this coffee shop still make it one of the must-see destinations if you plan to visit Amsterdam.
Now you know the 5 best coffee shops in Amsterdam, where to find them and why you should stop by. Let us know how your trip to Holland went!
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