Resin Coffeeshop is located on Hekelveld, a small square just a short walk south from Centraal Station. It is found at the north end of Spuistraat, where the street forks off from Martelaarsgracht (Martyrs Canal). Like most parts of Amsterdam, there is a lot of history here. One important event is memorialized on a stone and bronze monument, which can be found to the southeast of the shop. It is a tribute to Annick van Hardeveld, a courier for the Allied Resistance who was shot and killed by the Grüne Polizei at this location in 1945. This is a busy part of the city so do not let the hustle and bustle cause you to overlook the rich history and architectural beauty of this area.
In the front of Resin is a small room with counter for ordering. This part of the shop is not particularly special. However, behind it is a large partitioned-off lounge, which we would say is. This part of the shop is artsy and extremely chill. In fact, we included Resin coffeeshop amongst our list of favorite establishments when it comes to layout and décor. The first thing that jumps out are the colors: lime green and brown. Long wood and leather bench seating lines much of the room. There are “tiered level” bench seating in the back, and small brown stools and tables throughout.
You will find beautifully hand-painted artwork depicting nature scenes wrapped-around the shop. Among it are prominent figures in the cannabis world, such as Bob Marley and Snoop Dogg. The music tends to be upbeat but chill - a mix of reggae, classic rap, and modern hip-hop. Both artists come up with some frequency. The lounge also features a small balcony section, which you will find at the top of a narrow tall staircase. You can look down into the main room from here…a room we would describe as “Miami night club” inspired. The back of the room also has an indoor swing. We are pretty sure this is the only coffeeshop in Amsterdam with one which makes this quite an unusual feature.
The cannabis menu tends to be a fairly even split between weed and hashish (concentrate) products here, roughly about ten of each. The weed items are likely to be a mix of contemporary strains, and the old-school varieties the locals favor. Though they do stock a good variety of weed, the shop has a stronger reputation for hashish. On this side of the menu you will likely find a variety of imported pressed hashes, and stronger local isolates. They also sell pre-rolled joints and space cakes here, if you are looking for something a bit simpler to use.
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Hakim and Lee are awesome. Very helpful, gracious, and accommodating
Went there recently, it was closest to us from our hotel.
What can I say about resin? Well it's brilliant, just ask for what you want and take it into a green bit of luxury. The seating area and music absolutely makes this place a must. Lots of room to chill out.
A Great Place to chill With Good music end Great atmosphere - Really fine weed