Papillon Coffeeshop is located on Van der Helstplein, in Amsterdam-Zuid (south). This shop is found in a busy square, lined by many small cafés, bars, and restaurants. On most evenings the immediate area around this shop is crowded, and lively with activity. You will find many young people shuffling from place to place, enjoying the night out. If you are looking for someplace to go in the evening but are not exactly sure where, this neighborhood is worth considering.

The inside of Papillon is modern in appearance. Though not especially large, the main lounge area is open and lined with comfortable leather couches. Small, square tables are in front of each. The room has a very cubic and contemporary feel to it. You could easily see this as the waiting area for an advertising agency, or luxury car dealership. On one side of Papillon, there is also a glass-enclosed smoking room, so this shop accommodates those with a preference for mixed (tobacco/cannabis) joints. 

The cannabis menu at Papillon is moderate in size. On the concentrate (hashish) side, there are usually several options; some classic hard-pressed imports. The flower (weed) side tends to be more robust, usually featuring a decent mix of recognized city favorites. Pricing here tends to be a bit more reasonable than in the center of the city as well, as expected of a shop that caters more to local students and residents. Worry not if you are a visitor to the city. Papillon sees its fair share of tourist traffic too. This tends to be a welcoming place. We found quite a diverse crowd during our visits.

There are also plenty of juices, sodas, and other drinks and snacks on the menu here. They make some pretty good coffee too.


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Van der Helstplein 8
Zuid, Amsterdam

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  • Tobacco Room
  • WiFi


Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM Sat: 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM Sun: 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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