Happy People coffeeshop is located on Dapperstraat, near the Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam Oost (east). This shop sits canal side, in a predominantly residential part of the city. This is a very pleasant area to walk around and enjoy the scenery, especially during the warmer months. The greenery is calming and lush, and the architecture impressive. Happy People is also a short walk from the Artis, Amsterdam’s famous Royal Zoo. The Artis is brimming with both history and exotic animals, and is highly recommended if you are looking for something interesting to do on a free afternoon.
Clean and unassuming on the outside, Happy People is the corner business at a large historic building. Inside, the feel is quite different. We would say the theme is Garden of Eden, with a modern mythical twist. There is a beautifully painted meadow on the bathroom door, which is surrounded by intense vines, gargoyle and dragon candle holders high on the walls… Celtic mirrors. All of these accents must have taken a great deal of time to acquire, and they laid them out perfectly, to create a splendid smoking sanctuary.
They have one large smoking lounge in Happy People coffeeshop. The furnishings are basic but ample. There is plenty of high-top and bar seating to make use of in here. They also have a big screen TV, and a full size pinball machine (rare for Amsterdam shops), in this case Tron Legacy. They also have seating outside - two wooden picnic tables. On a warm day, this is quite a nice place to rest and people watch.
The cannabis menu at Happy People coffeeshop is moderate in size. On the weed-side, expect to find short of a dozen options. These are typically old school Amsterdam strains in our experience. Think of items like White Widow and Amnesia; flavorful potent strains that have drawn in visitors to this city for decades. The hash side is typically much smaller, but will still have several options for you to choose from. These are usually imported pressed hashes from places like Morocco and Afghanistan. Of course, pre-rolled joints are ample here as well. Pricing should be reasonable, as they cater more to regulars than city visitors here, so cost is a big consideration.
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