The Border Coffeeshop is an apt name given the location of this shop. It sits at the very southern edge of Amsterdam. Just across the intersection to the south, you will see a sign for Amstelveen, the next city. Directly to the west is also the beautiful and very large Amsterdam Bos, or “The Woods of Amsterdam.” This park is a very interesting destination in its own right. It has a forest, several long running and biking trails, and a canal with a myriad of serene winding waterways throughout.
There is even a working farm here. Come at the right time, and you may run into a massive Schotse Hooglanders (Red Highland Cow) grazing openly in a field. You will also find Kersenbloesempark (“Cherry Blossom Park”), which is home to four hundred Japanese sakura trees. These were planted in 2010 to commemorate the 400-year relationship between The Netherlands and Japan. When the sakuras bloom in spring, it is one of the most amazing sights in the city.
The Border is a takeaway only coffeeshop. Although there is no lounge here, the décor is quite posh. You may not be able to stick around after a purchase, but you do leave feeling like you have been to a higher-end establishment. The majority of their customers are local, so this buy-and-fly setup probably works well for its location.
Visitors will find an interactive touchscreen menu at The Border, which lists their available weed and hash selections. The menu is fairly extensive, larger than what you typically find at a “locals” shop so far out of the city center. The expansiveness of the cannabis menu at The Border Coffeeshop is mirrored by a large assortment of pipes, grinders, vaporizers, and vaporizer accessories. The feeling is that this coffeeshop wants to be your quick one-stop shop for everything needed for smoking. In that regard, they seem to have been successful.
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Great location @amsterdamforrest with a wide selection of premium products. No place to sit but a very friendly staff. Good start for a walk in the forrest.
The Border is a takeaway only shop with an attractive decor. They have a large cannabis selection, reasonable pricing, and ample smoking accessories.