The Bushdoctor coffeeshop (technically Bushdocter with an "e") is located on Thorbeckeplein (Thorbecke Square, named after a prominent 19th century Dutch politician). Thorbeckeplein is a small tree-lined square in the southern part of the Canal Ring. It is close to the Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt square), also a very active part of the city for nightlife. Likewise, you’ll find this square bordered side-by-side with pubs, restaurants, and other eateries. It can be quite a draw on sunny afternoons as well. You will often find the square packed with visitors resting in the shade, or enjoying a bit of al fresco dining under an outdoor canopy.
The Bushdoctor is fairly large inside. There is ample seating downstairs, and a more expansive room upstairs that hosts some nice views of the square. However, the indoor seating isn’t the most notable feature of this shop. As a business in Thorbecke Square, Bushdoctor coffeeshop has access to a great deal of outdoor seating space. On sunny days, they take full advantage of it. They’ll place roughly a dozen small tables outside, with enough seating for several times that number. Bushdoctor likely has the distinction of having the greatest volume of outdoor seating of any coffeeshop in the city center.
This coffeeshop is also known for its cannabis products, hashish in particular. They have entered competitions in the past for their stock, and won a handful awards over the years. Bushdoctor was also one of the first coffeeshops to bring high quality cannabis concentrates (mainly wax) to Amsterdam, which they claim is produced through a solvent-free method. They also have a fairly robust selection on the weed side of the menu. Genetics are largely old-school favorites, with a few contemporary items thrown in the mix. There is also a decent list of pre-rolled joints, and a space cake or two if looking for an edible.
- Outdoor Seating
- Tobacco Room
Bushdoctor Coffeeshop is a distinct establishment. it hosts a large volume of outdoor seating. and has a reputation for high quality hashish (cannabis concentrate) products. This is an excellent shop, which we feel is worthy of a special trip.