Chapiteau coffeeshop is located on Van Boetzelaerstraat, in a largely residential area of Amsterdam West. It is just a bit to the south of Westerpark, one of the city’s more notable green areas. The name Chapiteau is actually French for “Marquee”. While the name might conjure up visions of a mega nightclub along the lines of Marquee in Las Vegas, Chapiteau is not actually a hangout spot… at all. While they do display a large sign here for Illimani Bolivian Coffee out front, this shop is exclusively as a take-away location these days. As such, it is not really the place to look to sit down for a cup and some conversation. 

The inside of Chapiteau features a small front ordering room, which has a clean and clinical appearance. The budtender stands behind the counter, where they are protected by a glass partition, similar to a bank. Transactions are handled via a small window in the center. Though a simple take-and-go, the management does try to bring a chill vibe to this shop. In addition to some basic trim artwork, the bank window is flanked on both sides by large fish tanks, which are built into the walls. Though you are only here for a quick pickup, they do make the room interesting. 

The cannabis menu at Chapiteau Coffeeshop is fairly large. There are usually more than a dozen strains on the weed side, typically a mix of old-school favorites for Amsterdam, as well as some more contemporary strains, like West Coast USA Kushes. They also have a nice selection on the hashish side. This is usually heavy on Moroccan hashish, though they usually carry a few imported black hashes as well, along with a domestic high potency ice-o-lator variety or two. A few pre-rolled joints round out their product list, and they also have basic accessories like papers, grinders, etc. if needed.


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Van Boetzelaerstraat 31
West, Amsterdam

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  • Wheelchair Accessible


Daily: 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM


1 Review

This is coffeshop. Good quality,good prises! Every smoker go here!!!

June 2019

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