New Times Coffeeshop is found on Spuistraat, not far from the Amsterdam Historical Museum. It is a few blocks north of Spui Square, which is regarded as a main cultural center for the city. The surrounding neighborhood is dotted with a dense collection of small bookstores, cafés, and boutiques. Like many businesses in the area, New Times has an independent, small shop feel to it. It fits right in around here. It exists on one level, so it is not quite considered expansive. What this coffeeshop lacks in size, however, it seems to make up for in other areas, like with its décor.
New Times would be best described as a modern coffeeshop. The interior is polished. Clean hardwood floors line the room, and the shop is accented with purple lighting and trim. They use recessed lighting, and a variety of other contemporary fixtures in here. Seating is provided in the form of leather-topped chairs. These are quite plush and comfortable to sit in. The wood is dark. The walls are papered with Arabian-themed images. These little touches are lovely; though perhaps tie in together even more nicely. Few shops display such attention to detail.
If you prefer some fresh air, New Times also has the benefit of a large sidewalk out front. When the weather is nice, the management is sure to take advantage of it. Typically, they will put several wooden table and chair sets outside. Spuistraat is a very busy thoroughfare for foot traffic, making the New Times “al fresco” seating section a perfect place to relax and people watch.
The cannabis menu is fairly comprehensive at this coffeeshop. They tend to stock roughly a dozen strains of weed (flower), and nearly as many varieties of hashish (concentrate). On occasion you may see a competition winning strain here, or at the very least some contemporary imported genetics from the USA. They also sell pre-rolled joints as well as some space cakes.
For the non-cannabis related offerings, they appear to be pretty big into coffee here. If that is not to your taste, they also sell a variety of teas, juices, and soft drinks. New Times also makes great milkshakes, and has enough by way of basic snacks to keep guests sated. Nobody likes to leave a good time just to satisfy the munchies, after all.
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Coffeshop New Times is a small coffeshop,but with a great quality of weed.
I surely advice all the customers to try the strawberry haze.
New Times Coffeeshop
New Times is a contemporary coffeeshop with a clean and polished interior. They also have a fairly large cannabis menu here, which usually reflects a quality mix of modern and old school genetics. New Times is a comfortable and warm place, with a trendy energetic vibe. This is an excellent coffeeshop, worth a visit if you are in the area.