Relax Coffeeshop is located on Binnen Oranjestraat (Orange Interior Street), in the city’s famous Jordaan district. The Jordaan is a very popular part of the city, known for its picturesque canals and historic buildings. Most streets see a great deal of foot traffic. While Relax is not an exception, it does reside on a small side street, in a quieter and more residential neighborhood. The atmosphere here is somewhat more relaxed, which perhaps ties into the meaning behind the name of the coffeeshop. Just a block to the north is Haarlemmerstraat, however, which is perhaps among the busiest streets in the area.
The décor of Relax is very traditional for a Dutch coffeeshop. You will not find a lot of frills here. Instead, it is like your average neighborhood bar. Between the tables, chairs, leather-topped benches, flooring, bar, and wall trim - there is a lot of wood inside. The shop is clean, comfortable, and well maintained. Relax does sit on the corner of its block, which is a nice feature. It allows the place to have two large windows in front, one on each side. These let in a lot of light, which makes this place feel very open and warm. It also makes it feel a bit larger than it actually is.
Relax has a digital cannabis menu. On this you will find a moderate number of flower (weed) and hashish (concentrate) varieties. On the weed-side, they tend to favor old-school genetics here. For hashish, traditional pressed imports. They also offer many of their cannabis products in pre-rolled joints. If you prefer vaporization to smoking, they also have a Volcano vaporizer available for use.
In addition to cannabis products, one will find a long list of basic drinks and snacks. They also make some decent coffee, for sure.
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Relax is a neighborhood-bar-style Dutch coffeeshop. Though the decor is basic, this shop is warm, bright, and open. We also find the cannabis menu to be more value-based than many of its rivals. This is probably owing to its lower-key nature, which seems to appeal to locals. Fret not if you are a visitor to the city. Relax welcomes all.