Bagheera Coffeeshop is a small establishment found in the Nieuwmarktbuurt, which is the area surrounding Neuwmarkt (“New Market”) Square. It sits just to the south of this famous square, along the Kloveniersburgwal canal. This shop gets its name from Bagheera, the black Indian leopard from famous children’s novel The Jungle Book. An interpretation of this character is found in the logo, which depicts the somewhat menacing head of a Black Panther ready to attack something. In contrast to the aggressive logo of Bagheera Coffeeshop, the actual vibe of this place is relaxed and welcoming.
The front room would be best described as having the appearance of a small café or juice bar. It is clean, well lit, and hosts a counter for ordering drinks and fresh smoothies, as well as cannabis products. You’ll probably notice a lot of fresh fruit like oranges and bananas here. There are a couple of seats near the front window, and also some tables out front if you prefer to go al fresco. This is a great place to sit and smoke if you are into people watching, as this area of the city is highly trafficked.
Further on into Bagheera Coffeeshop you will find a closed smoking room, which allows mixed cannabis/tobacco smoking on the premises. The inside décor is very reminiscent of a modern café. Long leather bench seating lines the walls, and in front, small white mica tables. Pull up small leather stools are found on the other side of the tables. The seating, walls, and floors in this room are largely gray, contrasted with a small splash of color (lime green). There is also a fish tank partly set into the wall, and flat screen TV. Each can provide something to stare at, if you need.
The cannabis menu is fairly large here. There are more than a dozen different strains of weed. These are a fairly even mix of old-school favorites (think White Widow, Amnesia) and more contemporary strains. There are also half a dozen type of hashish or so. These are generally imported varieties, mainly from Bab Berred and the Riff mountains of Morocco. They do, however, carry higher potency “ice-o-lator” varieties from time to time. Bagheera Coffeeshop also serve space cakes, marijuana infused tea, and pre-rolled joints. The pricing ranges from quite reasonable, to fairly consistent with the city center. This shop additionally has free Wi-Fi for those guests that can’t “disconnect”, and a Volcano vaporizer.
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Good to be back
After a disappointing bag of Jack Herer at Hunters Rembrandtplein I was pleased to walk the 5-10 mins to Coffeeshop Bagheera.
I explained to the budtender about my disappointing purchase earlier and asked for something to get me really stoned. Lazy stoned. I told her I have a very high tolerance and she offered three different strains.
I settled on a couple of grams of Rolex OG at €16 per gram. More than I’d usually pay, but it looked and smelt good, and I trusted her recommendation. I took a drink, tipped them, and went and sat by myself at the very far table in the lower section.
A few minutes later and on my first toke I knew I’d got something far more superior to my previous deal. Mood improved immediately, and I smoked a couple of joints at a leisurely pace.
Other groups cleared their tables and I was left to myself in the lower section. The same female BT came and cleared tables in preparation for closing, but stressed it was no problem for me to stay where I was. We then had a good laugh about other groups that had come in and used chairs and tables that were clearly closed off.
Overall friendly and helpful. Will try and make it back on this trip, but if not this time definitely in the future.
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Bagheera Coffeeshop is a small establishment with a modern décor. They have a fairly large cannabis menu, and offer a refreshing selection juices and other hot and cold beverages. We find the atmosphere to be comfortable and relaxed, and the staff welcoming.