Boerejongens Centre coffeeshop is primarily a takeaway establishment located on Utrechtsestraat, to the south of Rembrandtplein. This is a busy part of the city, with the streets lined with small boutique shops and restaurants. The Dutch word Boerenjongen translates as "Farmer Boy", so this must be another one of Farmer Boy's shops. The other is the original Boerejongen's, found in Amsterdam-West.
Like its sister shop, the vibe at Boerejongens Centre Coffeeshop is quite different from most Dutch establishments. It is a modern take on now longstanding part of this city's culture. The best way to describe it would be to compare it to an American medical marijuana dispensary. Inside the atmosphere is clinical... you are greeted by budtenders in white-shirts, standing behind a large wooden and marble counter.
Boeregongens Centre is primarily a take-and-go establishment. However, this shop actually has a HORECA license (hotel/restaurant/café). For this, they also serve coffee and snacks, and maintain a separate smoking area. Do you see that staircase in the back? It actually leads up to Boerejongens small but quite comfortable smoking lounge. This room is adorned with plush leather chairs, and has some beautiful wood trim. Enough people know about this room though, so it is often full.
As far as cannabis goes, Boerejongens Centre coffeeshop is connected with Amsterdam Genetics. They have been providing modern strains to a good number of the of the city’s connoisseur coffeeshops. Likewise, this coffeeshop is also regarded as a connoisseur establishment. They have actually entered many cannabis competitions, and have multiple awards to their credit. The staff is also very well trained and educated about cannabis here, which is really helpful if you have specific requests.
The cannabis menu itself is quite robust. First, the weed selection is top notch. You’ll recognize many of the genetics originating from USA here, which are often embodied in Amsterdam Genetics’ own hybridizations. For hash, they are well known for their “block hashes”. No, we’re not taking about brick hash here. Block is a growing technique where the weed used for making hash is grown in sections or blocks. These blocks are strain specific, which allows for a much more refined and controlled end product. Finally, the edibles are also really good here. What is perhaps best of all though, the prices are VERY reasonable for a connoisseur shop in the city center.
- Connoisseur Menu
Boerejongens Centre Coffeeshop has the feeling of a pharmacy or American medical marijuana dispensary. The decor inside is elegant, although this is a take-and-go shop only. Their cannabis menu is connoisseur grade, however, which makes this establishment worth a visit if you are in the area.
Loved it Although very busy and rushed. It was taking part in the unity cup we asked all 3 staff behind bar for there entrie and they didnt have a clue what we were talking about. But come award night the staff were there and knw all about it. Frustrating because we missed out due to the staffs lack of knowledge of a competition the shop was incolved in