Funny People Coffeeshop is located on Tt. Vasumweg, on the edge of the Tuindorp Oostzaan neighborhood of Amsterdam Noord (North). The immediate area here is largely industrial. You will find many businesses in the marine industry as it is waterside, but also plenty of other service and manufacturing-oriented companies. For a change of pace, the area to the north is decidedly more residential, and Buik Sloterbreek park is just a short walk to the east.
The theme of Funny People coffeeshop is “classic comedians.” The shop logo is a tribute to the Marx Brothers, though there are plenty of other famous faces plastered around this place…Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplain, Abbott and Costello, Ackroyd and Belushi as the Blues Brothers, Fred Gwynn. The vibe is fun and very reminiscent of a local cafe or coffee shop (non-cannabis). The trim is largely light colored woods and grey paint. The color scheme is earthy, and makes the place feel green and hip.
This coffeeshop is divided into three rooms. In the front, an entrance that could serve as a waiting area, or a take-away-counter if they decide to close off the rest. In the middle room you will find the counter, along with several wooden tables and chairs for seating. The furnishings are basic, but comfortable. In the very back of the shop is a closed off smoking room. This is probably the best place to chill. Bench seating lines the walls; and there are cushions and throw pillows to make it a bit more cozy. Tobacco (mixed joints) smoking is, of course, allowed in here.
Being quite removed from the city center, Funny People coffeeshop is not heavily visited by tourists, barring those that find themselves staying in a nearby hotel. As such, the cannabis menu may not be quite as extensive as one of the major shops. On the weed-side you can expect to find several strains, mainly old-school city favorites. There should also be several imported pressed concentrates on the hashish-side. They do serve pre-rolled joints if you prefer, as well as decent coffee and some basic snacks. Local clientele also means the pricing tends to be more reasonable. If you are in the area, it might be worth a stop to check out the inventory.
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