'T Ooievaartje is found just a bit behind Centraal Station, in the less-congested Noord section of Amsterdam. The surrounding neighborhood is largely residential here, so it is decidedly more tranquil. Many of the streets are lined with historic apartment buildings and small homes. There are many businesses too, among them many local gems. It is not a bad place to do some wandering around.
The name of this shop translates into “The Stork” in English. ‘T Ooievaartje actually borrows this name from the street it is found on. However, this coffeeshop takes its avian connection quite seriously. Once you step inside, you will be engulfed by a tropical jungle theme. Paintings cover the entirety of the walls, and even the ceiling! The art is well done.
The seating room in the front feels like a living room. The couches are comfortable and good for relaxing. Just past the first seating area is the counter, where in addition to the usual array of cannabis offerings, they also offer a variety of pipes, grinders and other smoking accessories.
In the back of the shop, you will find the smoking lounge. Here, there is an unusual feature which separates Ooievaartje from virtually all others in the city. ‘T Ooievaartje has pigeon coops fixed into the building, with clear plexiglass windows giving you a view right into the bird cages. It can be mesmerizing watching the birds after the effects of cannabis kick in. Just do not tap on the windows.
The cannabis menu at Het Ooievaartje is considerable in size, considering this is a place for locals. For weed, expect a dozen or more items. The strains are a mix of contemporary genetics, such as Kush hybrids, with some long established favorites like White Widow and Cheese. The selection is also fairly contemporary on the hashish-side. There are a lot of pressed imports, with some being highly flavorful Moroccan block hashes. They also stock some more potent domestic isolator (nederhasj) varieties, which are less common outside the city center.
There is a large assortment of sodas, juices, and other beverages here, and some basic snacks if you need. The coffee is, in particular, pretty good here.
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My friend and I are visiting from London. We're staying at the Isis Hotel around the corner from this AMAZING Coffee Shop ????????
Atmosphere was Chill and the Cat is also Cool.
The Pre rolled spliffs are the 1 you can get singles or by the weight etc.. Come and visit you won't be disappointed.
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